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Sony KF-50WE610 - red tint problem

The TV powers up just fine, looking great, but after a while all images appear with a red tint over them. You can still see red, blue, green, yellow, etc but with a reddish even magenta hue over. Ocassionally instead of a red tint we get a blue tint over the screen, no reds can be seen when this happens. No image distortion or sound problems, just problems with the color. We've had this TV since summer 2004, please help.

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  • Taug Jan 10, 2008

    Same problem with the Tint...only ours is Green!

    We have yet to address the problem.

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2008

    my problem is I have some blue spots on screen start with one after 3 weekes more than 10 blue spots can u guys tell me what the problem is?

  • sean706 Sep 03, 2008

    I actually have a blue tint problem which is most noticeable when the tv is displaying lighter colors, especially whites. This is less noticeable when dark colors are displayed,

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    red tint



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As part of our commitment to quality, Sony is announcing that for any owner of these model televisions who paid out-of pocket expenses on or before December 31, 2007 for an estimate or repair service to replace the optical block for this specific issue, Sony will reimburse the customer by mail for his/her parts and labor expenses. To receive reimbursement, please follow completely the directions on the claim form for reimbursement; all claims must be postmarked by June 30, 2008. See claim form for complete terms and conditions.

In addition, for any customer who later experiences this issue on one of the affected models, Sony will cover the cost of the optical block repair (parts and labor) at no charge through June 30, 2008. All other terms of the Sony limited warranty continue to apply. Sony utilizes a network of hundreds of qualified independent third-party servicers to perform in-home television warranty service. Sony, through its authorized servicer network, will endeavor to repair your set within 30 days of your first contact. For diagnosis, warranty service, or if you are not provided a repair within 30 days, please contact Sony at (888) 649-7669.

Posted on Jun 27, 2008


I have the same exact problem. We found a temporary solution is to give the TV a "love tap" on the on the back beneath where it says "SONY." My guess is something is loose in the back. Make sure you don't hit the TV too hard and try different spots if one isn't working.

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I have an appointment with a Sony repairman regarding my Green Tint problem. I also have taken notice that the Lamp which I removed has a Red residue "baked" on to the top of it.
Hummmm. Will post after his visit...1-18-07

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Contact Authorized Sony Servicenter----may need new optical
block assy. Part # A-1606-008-A at cost = 750.00 + 600.00
core charge !.....................................T.

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