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Sony Trinitron Wega kv-36fs120 wont turn on, standby/timer LED flashes 9 times.

My Sony Trinitron Wega kv-36fs120 wont turn on, standby/timer LED flashes 9 times. Occasionally the tv comes on but wont cycle on/off again. I've tried leaving it unplugged for over 24 hours, no difference. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2008

    same as ^ how do i fix it without taking the tv apart

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008

    Two weeks ago, when I woke up from sleep and realize that it was raining.

    I asked my son to cut the TV off, because the wealther wasn't good; and he did. The next day, we went to put the TV on it couldn't come on but on stand bytimer. We've tried everything to have the TV come on but failed. It is currently off. How can I have the TV to work ?

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008

    The TV doesn't come on at all. IT only flash the red light indicating stand by timer.

    I off the TV and put it on but the screen light doesn't even come on.

    Secondly, I took off the plug and plug it again but failed to come on.

    Please help

  • mikecolleen Apr 17, 2008

    While watching tv, it just turned itself off (as if someone just used the remote to turn off). Now whenever I manual or remote turn power button i just get the initial turn on sound and nothing except intermittent red led light/timer light. I need help. Tried unplugging it and tried slapping it.

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    I sent the tv out to be repaired because the set will not came on. The LED light flashes but the set will not turn on. Sony gave the name of a TV repair shop near my home. He said I need a power transformer but it is out of stock. So far I spent 70.00 on a set that is 2 years old and it still is not working. I will never buy a SONY again. STILL WAITING !!!!

  • EddieJoe May 15, 2008

    Woke up this morning--turned TV on and got the blinking light that said stand by timer. What do I do?

    TV a Sony

  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    No freakin way!!! This just happened to my TV about an hour ago. My set is 2 years old as well. Just like the guy who posted previously I called Sony and they gave me the name of a local repairman. The good news is I haven't spent the $70 on the repairman's service call yet. I guess I'm gonna have to buy another TV, but it won't be a Sony, that's for sure!!! Oh, and I'm gonna be sure to turn my next set on and off in the store to ensure it doesn't make that big BONK!!! sound when it comes on!!!

  • Anonymous Jun 09, 2008

    I am having the same problem. Mine is not turning on but it does give a slight noise that makes you think it will come on but then nothing. The Stand By light flashes repeatedly. I have also heard many big BONK noises throughout the TV's life (often when the power is off). Not sure if I am going to put the investment into a repair. My Wega is about 5 years old - always had a great picture. Still does - when I can get it to turn on.

  • Anonymous Jun 28, 2008

    my tv won't turn on either, same symptoms, timer light flashes 9 then 8 times and it takes hours of messing with it to get it to work. any suggestions? if it cost more than $200 let me know so I can just throught the stupid thing of my balcony and buy a aflat pannel

  • butterbean Jun 30, 2008

    standby 9 blinks same deal i jumped the relay and hit the on switch and it turns on so it is not the high voltage flyback or anything expensive , so it is on the low voltage side going to the relay to make it turn on (click) and hold the other relay is just the deguass and it is momentary this is a kv32fs120 but same circuitry so i need help too or schematics and i have 2 of these exact same thing i am getting ready to buy the service manual,well my cust.will pay for it and help everyone!!! Tim@eerepair.com

  • Anonymous Jul 12, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. My tv cycles on and off. My tv is about 5 years old. Will someone post the solution and the cost when they find one?

  • chasthrpr Jul 17, 2008

    Oh my goodness. Ours too. Flashng Standby light. It will not come on.

  • rdesutter Jul 20, 2008

    ME too! Blinks 9 times. Sounds like planned obsolescence? I spoke with Sony just now and they said an authorized Sony dealer can tell me what the 9 blinks means. It signifies something specific is wrong with it... Maybe a fuse? Maybe it just needs to serviced and an arbitrary reset button inside is pushed?
    ~R~


  • Anonymous Jul 22, 2008

    Oh my goodness - my tv is doing the same thing. Came home last night and the standby/timer button is flashing. TV won't come on. What's going on?

  • caddyman63 Aug 10, 2008

    Sony Trinitron Kv-36fs, 9 blinks from the stand-by button and no power. The tv ran great two days ago.

  • sheba2008 Sep 01, 2008

    Sony TV will not come only Stand By TIme Light comes on??????

    Unplugged - problem still exists??????????????????

  • khanloo1 Sep 08, 2008

    The Led light flashes 9 times. I have also tried leaving it unplugged nothing works. Please help or I will never buy a sony again. By the way the tv is only 3 years old.

  • fgeneaux Sep 08, 2008

    I got the same problem. What is the solution?

  • vikesfan1990 Sep 12, 2008

    it is so annoying it works every other day, it pisses me off so much i just want to punch it. but my standy light...which i really hate now...blinks 6 or 7 times, its different every time the tv stops working...which is every other day

  • Anonymous Sep 16, 2008

    TV will not power up the standby/timer light flashes 9 times then pauses in between, the tv is only 31/2 years old maybe four.

  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    I have the same problem..... Im about to go NUTS!!!!!!! Im tired of messing with this piece of **** !!!! I am a female and soldering the circut board just AINT gonna happen !!!! Why do I have to work on a TV that I paid lots of money for ??? My job title isnt TV repair. I've only had it about 2 years and now its doing this. With all the complaints cant Sony do something ? They sold all these TVs and now we got ripped off so why cant they fix it with a repacement or something??? Need help!

  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    Same here...9 blinks and then it recycles. the TV is 3 yrs old and looks like its shot...

  • Buddy Tweed
    Buddy Tweed Oct 31, 2008

    I can not belive this went to bed monday tv worked fine woke up tuesday morning bypass light blinking 9 times called sony they said i need a repairman but he is about 75 to 100 miles away from me can some one tell me what part the 9 flashes are for by the way extended coverage plan ran out in august i guess i should have kept it on this tv

  • JoeneedsTV Nov 02, 2008

    Same problem. 9 blinks of the stand-by light. TV won't turn on. 3 1/2 years old.

  • jodinicole79 Nov 16, 2008

    My tv is doing the same thing!!! Won't turn on and the light keeps blinking 9 times but won't power on. We've had this thing for only about 3 years and I'm mad it won't work!! I've always had sony tv's and never had any issues... WTF???

  • bjackson5 Dec 27, 2008

    Having the same problem as above. blinks 9 times. occasionally comes on. I unplug the set for about 5 minutes and it came on, however once off it won't come back on again.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    It happened for the first time last Monday night and then Tuesday morning the TV turned on.  Tonight it is out again.  This TV was not cheap and it sounds like there are many of us with the same problem.  What can we do???


    Has anyone called in the TV repair person?  I am scared that it will cost a fortune.

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    same problem, my sony tv kd-27FS170 won't turn, timer led is flashing, i had it only for 2 yrs. bad tv..i called sony and refer me to a technician

  • cp23 Jan 09, 2009

    I have the kv36 and it is about 5 years old. I have had this problem about a year ago where it would flash the red light but the tube would not activate. I unplugged it from the wall for 5 or 10 minutes, and replugged it in and after another few minutes, the bang would happen and I see the light flash in the tube and shortly later turn on. It has in the past 2 days become more of an issue. It works perfectly and after even an hour of turning it off, it will not activate and I have to start the process over again. It keeps coming back on though after turning it on and off several times. I think the TV is terrific and have rarely had any issues with it, but this concerns me. I think keeping it clean is a good start, but I would like to find a reasonable solution that won't break the bank. This is a very expensive set and at the time was one of the best that Sony Offered at $2000 5 years ago was quite an investment. It is on 20 plus hours a day and has been used this way for most of it's life. I wouldn't right off Sony yet for those of you that are having this problem. We just need to find out if anyone has actually had a service call done on it and what it costs. That is what will help us the most, so if any one has had this fixed, please let us know how much you spent.

  • cherry_magik Feb 26, 2009

    Tv will not turn on the stand by lights just keep flashing red light but, will not turn on? Is it easy to fix?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Sony Trinitron tv modei no kv G21P1 switches on and goes to standby

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1. Place set on flat solid surface (garage floor or driveway).
2. Bang into it with SUV 3 or 4 times.
3. If set fails to respond, crush against garage wall or drive over it

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My Sony Trinitron Wega KV-32FS120 will turn on occasionally and works great when it comes on. If it gets turned off it takes 2 hrs of messing with it before it will come on. The Led light flashes 9 times. I have also tried leaving it unplugged nothing works. Please help or I will never buy a sony again. By the way the tv is only 2 years old.

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My t.v. had the same wording on the screen. I fixed my by when power came on I hit number 5 you will see feature NTSC then you will see IDO then you hit 6 to make all 0s. Then you hit 1 you will see ID 1 hit 6 again and hit all 0's and so on keep doing that until ID 7. You can cut it on and off with the power button and the wording will be gone. If you loose power or unplug it you will have to do it all over again I have not figured out how to save it yet.

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    Holly, how did you figure this out? It sounds like voodoo magic, but works!

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Replace standby D647 with a good 1N1007 1kv protected diode and most will then work OK, if not the other parts in the standby voltage has been damaged or just cold solder connections at fault.
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Hello again I removed the back of my tv (SONY36FS120) that was blinking 9 times I cleaned out the dust I did not find any kind of reset button nothing jumped out at me as bad I went through and hit display channel 5 volume up and then power botton on the picture came back but now there is writing on the screen that read DEF NTSC TV
HSIZ 1: NVM OK
M655585 MF 104FP L2.0
This is displayed on the screen also a very good picture I can not get this code above off the screen without losing the picture as well any ideas

Thank You for any help buddy

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By the way theres a solution to all your problem i recommend to do this by the technician re solder the circuit board or theres a problem in your power supply of the tv.


my name is azriel i works in sony service center 5 years as a technician

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

This happened to me as wll and i am PISSED. I will NEVER buy another SONY. Does anyone know how to FIX IT?? Pleeease. My tv is only a year old.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

Try checking the soldered joints on the main circut board that attach the larger metal components...I re-soldered aprox 40 connections and now the tv works great!

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I had the same problem - soulution- try using a different socket. thats what worked for me, after they are plugged in so long in one outlet they over use it, making it not work at all.

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The relay is in the power supply area. I am sure that the fault is not the relay.

It is very common that there are various components starting to go off spec from age. Most of the failures are in the scan amplifiers and power supply areas.

It is also possible that the CRT emission is too low from age. What happens is that it is on the minimum edge and this explains why the set may turn on some of the time.

When the main uPC in the set sees any potential fault conditions it will go in to a protection mode to prevent damage and to be safe. Your set is probably borderline to operate.

Considering the age of your set, I would be shopping for a new TV set.

Jerry G.


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