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Sony Grand Wega KDF-55XS955

We recently replaced the lamp with model XL-2200. After a week we notice a blue bar and blue peaks at the right hand bottom of TV, like the picture is
filling out at this part. Can you help before I pay extra money?

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Re: Sony Grand Wega KDF-55XS955

You may want to check the bulb sometimes a piece of paper, foam or etc can overlap the lamp and cause symptoms such as your describing

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The screen goes black and the green indicator lights flash, after a few seconds the picture comes back on. This has happened about 4 times w/in the last day. sony kdf-55xs955

Most common resolution to this is to replace the lamp. When nearing the end of life cycle for the lamp, it will either warn you with a "Low Lamp Life" on the display or cycle power on/off. Replace the lamp and the problem should stop. Other possibility AFTER you replace the lamp and have the same issue is the ballast board. Not as common, but it happens. Your lamp has a life cycle of approx. 6000 hours, give or take. Replace with ONLY the Phillips factory bulb. It should be The XL-2200 and can be found on EBAY Google Shopping etc. for anywhere from 120.00 for just the lamp to 190.00 for lamp and housing. It's easy to replace and comes with instructions. Hope this helps

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Problem with blue dots on screen plus blue haze in lower left hand corner. Replaced lamp approximate 1month ago with Phillips lamp Assy. Blue dots started to appear about 1 week ago and are increasing in...

The optical block is most likely causing the problem. It will continue to get worse. Sony may help with the repair since they have had a lot of problems over the years with their optical blocks across many models. On the older sets they usually only help with the parts cost. The average repair cost for a optical block replacement is $1200.00 to $1500.00. So if they help with the parts cost it really brings the cost down. Their customer service number is 1800-222-SONY.
I hope this helps,

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Tv stays on for a few minutes and then goes off;after 30 seconds,blue light flashes,and tv goes on again;

If it is Sony Grand WEGA KDF-55XS955 tv then it needs lamp replacement as existing lamp in tv has reached at end of its working hours life and causing this problem.
If lamp in tv has not been replaced in last 2-3 years then it is time to replace it. Lamp replacement procedure is easy and written in user manual.
Required lamp part number for tv is as follows:
A1085447A .... LAMP BLOCK ASSY XL2200U
Available in Sony Accessories Store for $200
Please buy Sony original lamp for good picture in tv.
Let me know if you have additional question.

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My KDF-55XS955 Wega shuts off by itlself goes into standby mode and flashed red 6 times, what can this be?

Replace the lamp...should solve problem. If you recently replaced the lamp, perhaps it is not in securely or the door is not secure. Check these and the reset lamp from main menue on remote. Hope this helps.

Oct 01, 2010 | Sony Grand WEGA KDF-55XS955 55" Rear...

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Lamp is a user replacable. You can follow the instructions listed in the Manual. Click on the below link to open the Manual:

Jul 25, 2010 | Sony Grand WEGA KDF-55XS955 55" Rear...

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How change XL-2100 on my television

Please use XL-2200 replacement lamp in the TV.
I'll forward a link where you can download the Manual for the TV.
Please copy and paste the link in the address bar of the web browser to download the Manual.

Please refer to page # 16, 17 18 and 19 of the Manual to view the information about how to replace the replaement Lamp in the TV.
Thank You!!!

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How come the lamp does not have a good life span

Just by nature of the type of lamp it is; its not desgined for long life.

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Sony Grand Wega kdf-42we655

call Sony. I received a 52 inch lcd replacement for little money. love it

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Green Horizontal Lines on the Screen.

2003-2004 Model Year Grand WEGA Televisions:

Models: KF-42WE610, KF-50WE610, KF-60WE610, KDF-70XBR950, KDF-60XBR950, KDF-42WE655, KDF-50WE655, KDF-55WF655, KDF-60WF655, KDF-55XS955, KDF-60XS955, KF-42WE620, and KF-50WE620.

As technology evolves, Sony continually looks to stand behind the reliability of its televisions. It has come to our attention that a very limited number of televisions manufactured between 2003-2005, after a period of time exhibit a stationary scribble / random line pattern on the screen. Click here to see photos of this symptom.

As part of our commitment to quality, Sony is announcing that for any owner of this model television who paid out-of pocket expenses on or before May 26, 2006 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 and terms on the claim form for reimbursement; all claims must be postmarked by May 31, 2007.

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 at no charge through September 30, 2007. All other terms of the Sony limited warranty continue to apply.

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