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I bought this TV 2 weeks ago and used it with component cables without issue. I bought and installed an HDMI cable yesterday and whenever I change to channel 1 a few minutes later (sometimes immediately) I get snow and general picture distortion and then I unplug it and replug it in and my picture and sound is fine. Any ideas?

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SOURCE: HDMI Input Stopped Working Sony Bravia KDL-40S2000

Bad input board BU or AU

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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SOURCE: connecting Bravia to PC using HDMI cable

You did okay but the phono sockets are not for Computer/TV use. Phono sockets should be checked int the manual on why they're there. If you have connected the Bravia to your computer, using the appropriate cable, then you should also purchase or request from the retailer where you purchased the TV a cable that has stereo phono plugs and, you didn't say what size phono sockets they are but I presume they are 3.5 mm. So, if the TV has 3.5 mm sockets, you purchase a cable with stereo 3.5 mm plugs. This is adequate for the stereo wav sound coming from the computer and going into the TV. Remember, having 2 Phono inputs on the TV doesn't mean anything. The TV could have a number of video inputs too, ATD AVT, AV, COMPONENT1, COMPONENT2, HDMI1, HDMI2, HDMI3, etc. each have it's respective sound inputs for AV, S-VIDEO, DVD, Blue-Ray, etc. But for the computer there may be a different type of socket for it's sound inputs, normally it is the old phono sockets. Seek help from the retailer or else you could cook the circuitry of the TV's sound system.

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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SOURCE: My Bravia KDL-40S4100 lost all 3 of it's HDMI

There is a problem with the processor. The only way to resolve this issue is to replace the main board. It is called the A board in your TV.

There are two for this model and the correct one will depend on what your serial number is.

Part numbers are as follows:
part # 185709211 for Serial #
1,000,001 - 1,350,000
1,700,001 - 1,750,000
1,800,001 - 1,804,270
1,804,271 - 1,818,372
1,818,373 - 1,830,000
list price: $504.87 core charge: $680.00

part # 185709231 for all other serial numbers
list price: $505.87 core charge: $600.00

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

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SOURCE: How to enable "Bravia Sync" on KDL-40V2500

I also have the same problem and was wondering if you ever found out the answer to this problem Peter?

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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SOURCE: hdmi port stopped working on sony bravia

I have a Sony Bravia model KDL-46s5100 that had the same problem. All HDMI ports stopped working. I don't know why this works but unplug the TV for about 30 sec, then plug it back in and hold down the power button on the tv for 10 seconds. Like I said I don't know why this works but it worked for me. Good luck.

Posted on Mar 21, 2010

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I have the same problem did you ever find a solution

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