Question about Sony Grand WEGA KF42WE610 42" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television

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Sony xl-2100u lamp

The red "LAMP" light is flashing on my Sony KF-42WE610 tv. Before I buy a new lamp, I would like to know if the lamp is actually bad or not. Can you tell me how to test the lamp with a volt-ohm meter? Do you know if there is any other problem(s) besides the lamp going bad that could make the LAMP light flash?

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  • Big_Jets Jan 20, 2008

    ctf1800

    Thanks for your quick response. The lamp doesn't look like it has "exploded", but I would still like to test it. If it's good, should it just have zero resistance across the two plug in terminals?? Also thanks for checking recall status. Do you work monday since it is a holiday?

  • beeyytt Mar 05, 2008

    My tv is the 42we655 and the light in lamp is now red but i unplugged the entire tv. should i order a new lamp. I am the only who will do the lamp replacement. is it too complicated?

  • Big_Jets Mar 12, 2008

    I ended up ordering a new lamp, and that fixed it. By the way, the old lamp did not look "exploded"or even discolored. As a matter of fact, it looked brand new, just like the new one I ordered. After installing the new lamp and finding that it worked, I reinstalled the old lamp just for kicks, and it still did not work.

  • mastrapuni Mar 31, 2008

    where i can get the lamp for sony kf42we610 for decent price ? i was browsing internet over an hour and couldn't fund any lamp even at the sony website.

  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    Hi I have a sony grand wega kf-42sx300 and it will not stay turned on. I have an additional red light that has come on below the power and stand by lights, does this mean my lamp has gone?

  • Anonymous May 13, 2008

    I have a sony 42" wega 3lcd rear proj hdtv &

    1.) I see on the bottom of screen that goes across the bottom, 'reddish, blurry line'...does this mean the 'bulb' is ready to 'retire' ??

    2.) Also, in the wega menu, how come no diagnostics card ?...when i click on the option, says not available for this, then why put it on tv ? i saw that there is new firmware from 2006, which i'll ck out when i get my s/n...

    3.) I am also wondering if there is newer downloadable software features for tv ?

    Posporelis@hotmail.com

  • dylandad May 13, 2008

    I have a sony 42" wega 3lcd rear proj hdtv &

    1.) I see on the bottom of screen that goes across the bottom, 'reddish, blurry line'...does this mean the 'bulb' is ready to 'retire' ??

    2.) Also, in the wega menu, how come no diagnostics card ?...when i click on the option, says not available for this, then why put it on tv ? i saw that there is new firmware from 2006, which i'll ck out when i get my s/n...

    3.) I am also wondering if there is newer downloadable software features for tv ?

    Posporelis@hotmail.com

  • Anonymous Oct 10, 2008

    light turns green orange then red and wont come on

  • Anita Sue Mar 02, 2009

    The lamp cover burnt up and i have no picture on the KDF42WE6555 Sony tv?Is there a recall on the lamp?

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Replace the bulb

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Front Lamp Cover Door warps slightly, replace door = cost about $5.00.........has become a common problem Sony and others.
Ask Andrews Electronics for the part # of door for your Model.
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You cant test the lamp the only way for sure to know is if the lamp exploded and you can tell that by looking down inside the lamp, yes there are other things like ballest and engine lamp, sony also has a recall on some of the sets, however all that info is at work so i don't know if this set is one of them, contact me on Monday and i can tell you more.

Posted on Jan 19, 2008

  • Cary Farah
    Cary Farah Jan 21, 2008

    doesnt look like your set is part of the Sony wega blue dot or star pattern on screen


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    Models: KDF-42WE655, KDF-50WE655, KDF-55WF655, KDF-60WF655, KDF-55XS955, KDF-60XS955, KF-42WE620, and KF-50WE620


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Refer to your owners manual on lamp replacement. Remove the old lamp and look at it. If it looks "blown" (like a flashbulb) then it is defenitely defective.

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