Question about Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-36HS20 36" TV

1 Answer

PLEASE HELP QUICK! 36" Sony blinking 4 red times

My husband's precious TV has died! We moved a few months ago, since then occasionally TV would cut off and come back on in seconds (sometimes after hitting it). Two days ago I came in after being gone for a few days and it would not turn on at all. I could hear the "thung" sound like it was, a small flash of light at the bottom right of the screen but no picture at all. After a few seconds the smaller "thung" of the TV shutting off and then the red standby light is constantly flashing 4 times. We've already tried the hard reset and the whack/smack test (with vigor). Any other suggestions? I bought this used for about $300 over a year ago and I don't want to spend a ton to fix it. Should I scrap it or is it worth the repair? Thanks for any and all input/advice!

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Winoker Feb 07, 2008

    By small malfunction, can I read that as fairly cheap to repair? Any ideas on how much probably? This thing weighs a ton and the idea of moving it again is scary! Thanks for the advice!

  • BobaFet Mar 20, 2008

    The television is about 5 years old, one day we turned it on and it comes on briefly then is goes off automatically like a timed turn off. I tried to enter the menu but the tv never stays on longer than 15 seconds . This television is rarley used so it is in mint condition. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  • sparker2551 Dec 22, 2008

    This month (Dec 2008) our Sony FD Trinitron WEGA started behaving strangely. We noticed that after turning the set on with either the power button or the remote; it would immediately cut off. HOWEVER, if you pushed the power button again, the set would remain on.

    With Christmas fast approaching, we decided to overlook the annoyance for now; UNTIL this morning, 12/22/08:


    1. the set will act as though it is about to come on because the program sound is immediately audible;

    2. the set will remain on about 9 seconds the first time; then, it will immediately cut off;

    3. after it cuts off, immediately there is a red light will blink exactly 7 times; pause; and recycle the same 'blinking code' over and over again;

    4. each time you retry turning the set on, ironically, the set will remain on 3 or 4 seconds longer before shuting down again (EX. 2nd try resulted in 12 seconds of sound before cutting off again.);

    5. after it cuts off again, the red blinking light resumes its cycle
    In our opinion, it seems as though it could be locked to a sleep mode. However, the set doesn't stay on long enough to power up the picture so we can check.

    If this problem is easily resolved, we would appreciate some guidance. This set was purchased in 2002 and no longer under warranty.

    Thanks so much to anyone who will be willing to help us.


×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 106 Answers

Probably this is the small mailfunction,probably some contacts,but you probably not a qualified to do this repair ,so please call a service man

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Sony trinitron 36" has 7 red blinks wont turn on


I HAVE A SONY TRINITRON KV-36HS510. IM HAVING A PROBLEM,ITS NOT SHOWING A PIC, AND BLINKING 7 TIMES THEN PAUSE FOR A COUPLE OF SECONDS THEN IT WILL BLINK 7 MORE TIMES,I CAN HEAR AUDIO BUT CANNOT SEE PIC. COULD YOU PLEASE HELP ME OUT ,I'VE TRIED CUTTING THE TV OFF FOR ABOUT 6 HOURS AND CUTTING IT BACK ON,SAME RESULTS, THANKS

Jan 02, 2011 | Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-36HS510 36" TV

1 Answer

Blinking/standby timer


Sony Trinitron TV. Worked well last evening. Now picture won't go on. When power is turned on, standby/timer red light flashes, but picture or sound does not work.

Jul 01, 2009 | Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-36XBR800 36" TV

1 Answer

Kv36xbr800 clicks, won't turn on, blinks 6 times


Did you try to unplug it and wait for a few minutes and than plug it back and try?

Apr 07, 2009 | Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-36XBR800 36" TV

1 Answer

Sony KV - 36XBR400 36" keeps going to standby - blinks red x5


5 blinks is an IK balance problem. it means your picture tube is not drawing the correct current on 1 of the 3 cathodes (IK). there is a good chance the tube is bad. if you reported it while under warranty you should call the warranty company and pursue it.

Jan 12, 2009 | Sony KV-36XBR400 36" TV

2 Answers

Sony WEGA KD-34-XBR960


Push display - 5 - vol + or - then power. Clear CH setup if there and if the right numbers are not zero the push 8 then enter, that will clear the numbers, like reset. IF unit no workie the start up that way and any zero with numbers are what the units problems are.
BC

Oct 13, 2008 | Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-36FS120 36" TV

1 Answer

Sony FD Trinitron WEGA Won't Turn On


The key here is the count of the blinks. I'm assuming that the model number is KV-36FS120. Please post the blink count. It should be a count-pause-count...

Thanks,
Dan

Jul 28, 2008 | Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-36FS120 36" TV

1 Answer

Sony Tv Problem


The 4 blinks indicate the problem circuit, but I need the model number to give you the specifics. The category you entered is KV-36fs120 which is a 36 inch set. Please update this with the model number. It should be on the back.
Thanks,
Dan

Apr 03, 2008 | Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-36FS120 36" TV

1 Answer

Color variation and blinking red light on bottom of tv


The light flashing 5 times is normal at turn on as the set is monitoring current drain on the pictures tube cathodes. Any speakers near the set that have un-shielded magnets could possibly cause color issues.

Apr 16, 2007 | Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-36FS120 36" TV

1 Answer

TV will not turn on


check the items listed in the image to locate the 5 blink error. good luck.

Jan 03, 2007 | Sony KV-36FS16 36" TV

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-36HS20 36" TV Logo

215 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Standard (CRT) Televisions Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

68197 Answers

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2267 Answers

matt martin
matt martin

Level 3 Expert

1191 Answers

Are you a Sony Standard (CRT) Television Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...