Question about Sony Grand WEGA KF60XBR800 60" Rear Projection Television

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Turning off I also have the Sony KF-60XBR800 with the same problem of turning off by itself. With your suggestions of testing the ballast for 275v,  is this something I can do myself or should I have a Tech. do for me.   thanks Brad

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  • can-am Feb 03, 2008

    comes on for one min. then turns off for 30 sec. then back on it will do this all day.we have clean it all out and checked out the fan to make sure that it was working

  • jcolosi Feb 28, 2008

    I have the same issue. The symptom has these steps:
    1. TV is on
    2. TV will go into a standby mode, picture goes black
    3. The red LED on the front will flash for about 30 seconds
    4. The picture returns

    At first this process repeated itself once every few hours. Now it is on for 30 seconds, off for 30 seconds.

    I believe I need to replace the bulb, but I'm not sure how.

  • TJLARSON Apr 16, 2008

    Mine did the same thing. I replaced the bulb and it works fine now. The bulb was 3 1/2 years old.



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Most likely the lamp needs replacing. Those lamps are rated for 8000 hours. I had the same problem and a Sony tech told me the lamp was shot and sent out a new one. TV worked fine after the lamp was replaced. There are instructions included for replacement (easy) and how to get the dust out of the fan (vacuum cleaner).

The replacement lamp is a XL-2000U for the Sony KF60XBR800.

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i think the best thing to do is open up the back and check out the inside, first air spray it and clear the dust and check out the lamp or bulbs. do not take out urself, sometimes they blow or tv is full with dust. get a proffesional to fix the lamp. i do not think its worth fixing, i had a panasonic which wasnt turning on and whenopening the back it gave off current. i ended up replacing it!

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Have you replaced the lamp? shut down problems come from several things but the most common is lamp current draw, thermal shut down (fan clogged), and bad ballast .I'd start with the lamp.

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