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Orange screen...shuts off after 3-5 seconds

I have had this TV for 5+ years; had red and green arched lines for last two. Now when I turn it on it looks like im looking through orange film and it only stays on for 3-5 seconds and turns itself off. Worth fixing?

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I will tell you in a week... I just dropped mine off to a repair guy. Mine is doing the same thing... probably not the same model though.

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I have a large sony hd read projection / a few days ago - i started getting faint green lines that are arched - higher in the center - symmetrical, an about 1.5 inches apart - a few times , the tv has...

All projection TV sets have two very common problems. One is convergence ( 3D/Warped video) the other is CRT fluid ( Dull Video). Here are more details and solutions for both.

Common Problem #1) Convergence has gone out

Projection TV sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the video to look normal. When its out of alignment the video will look 3D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the TV menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projection sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Common Symptoms include....

  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some pics of convergence problems.



Common Problem #2) CRT Fluid is Cloudy

Projection TV tubes have a liquid coolant that is used to keep them from overheating. After many years the coolant in the blue and green tubes will become cloudy and cause the screen to look dull, red/orange, etc. You may even see halos around images.

Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.

TV set after fluid change



You can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya

Jan 09, 2011 | Sony KP-57WV700 57" Rear Projection HDTV

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My KP-51HW40 clicks off after running for a period. The red power light blinks when it goes off but screen stays dark. When TV is shut off for a while it restarts and runs fine. The "On"...

KP-51HW40 shuts off due to incorrect white balance and blue arch lines is an evidence of that incorrect white balance. I hope tv standby red light would flashing 5 times then 3 seconds pause and again 5 times when tv shuts down.
This is rear projection tv that has three picture tubes (red-green-blue) inside to generate picture that projected at front screen. These three picture tubes must be drive with correct drive voltage to produce good picture of each color.
Solution for your tv problem is Screen Voltage adjustment that can be done easily if you are handy with electronics stuff repair.
Let me know your expertise level to guide you more and if you feel unconformable by tv repair then local tv repairman will help you to adjust white balance in tv.
Hope these info will help you.
Let me know if you have additional questions.

Nov 05, 2010 | Sony KP-51HW40 51" Rear Projection...

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Arched pink lines across screen. Now green and pink double stacked wording.

Projection sets have two very common problems.

The first common problem is convergence

These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired. Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony, Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer, Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
You can get more information and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from the link below.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2 - Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

bb0cf99.pngYou can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya

Oct 25, 2008 | Sony KP-57WS500 57" Rear Projection...

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Green flashes then tv turns off

or a new lamp. you could first replace the lamp.
the screen might work fine for a couple of seconds, but then it fades away or deteriorates. This means the lamp is going bad.

Aug 23, 2008 | Sony KP-51HW40 51" Rear Projection...

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Sony Color Rear Video Projector - KP 57hw40 / Mfg. February 2002

i have the same problem picture is blue/green with blue and green arched horizontal lines

no picture at all only sound then tv shuts off after 5-10 seconds and then a bright blue flash in the center of the screen

have tried adjusting the voltage screws didnt do anything

Jul 13, 2008 | Sony KP-57HW40 57" Rear Projection...

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Sony turns on and off again

My tv too had a blue screen problem. Then it started to shut down after staying on for less than a minute. I thought that I would with a huge repair bill but I followed the directions at this link: and now my tv works perfectly.

Apr 27, 2008 | Sony KP-57WS500 57" Rear Projection...

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Sony KP-57WV600 rear projection

sounds like bad CRT, some of these sonys have had defective CRT issues, usually all will come and go sooner or later (all 3 bad), you can pull the speaker grill off(either 2 1/4" screws on bottom or 6 1/4" on back sides) and pull off the Crt box cover (2'X3' piece) and lightly tap the CRT's with tv on, if they flare or get colored streaks in pix they are bad, CALL SONY 800 # and complain, also could adjust G2 (Screen control for color) for short patch. Will need new crts.

Jul 31, 2007 | Sony KP-57WV600 57" Rear Projection...

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One of the convergence output IC's has stopped working and needs to be replaced. If the IC shorts out then it will draw too much current and possibly blow a fuse, and the set will shut down to protect itself. The IC should be replaced and the set realigned by someone with experience in convergence circuits.

Jun 20, 2007 | Sony KP-51WS500 51" Rear Projection...

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Picture then fades to blue.

Please post me on this as well. My Sony just turned 4 yrs this Jan and just last week it started having the same problem. -Thanks!

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