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KDF-60XS955 Replaced Lamp. Slight discolor

I replaced the lamp with no problem. Turned on TV and the top has a slightly redish tint evenly displayed across the screen, the middle is fine, then slightly blue on the bottom. I have reseated the lamp just incase it might have been crooked, but same result. I went through the TV menu for some type of calibration, but didn't see one (i hope i'm not blind). Is it the lamp? Is it possibly seated incorrectly? Thanks in advance to any responses.

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Re: KDF-60XS955 Replaced Lamp. Slight discolor

Dont know if this is the same problem your having or not.

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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Please lose thumb screws at lower corners of TV and pull out lower front panel, you will find lamp cover, unscrew and take it off, lamp is in fornt of you, lose its screw and pull it out.
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