Question about Sony Grand WEGA KDF-60XBR950 60" Rear Projection HDTV
MY TV IS A 60" SONY LCD MEGA ABOUT 5 YEARS OLD. TV TURNS OFF ITSELF AND 15 SECOND LATER IT COMES BACK WITH GOOD PICTURE AND AUIDO BUT AGAIN AFTER ABOUT 15 SECOND LATER AND GOES OFF AGAIN ..IF I LEAVE THE TV ON IT WILL REPEAT THIS ALL DAY. CAN YOU HELP ME? THANKS, Kurt
This is a Heat issue with the front sensor of the TV. Dust and Dirt block the sensor causing it to heat up faster and faster. Cleaning the lamp is extremely easy and it will get the TV working again, at least for a short while and then it will happen again. I know cause its been happening to me and it will work for about two weeks and start happening again. Sony actually has a class action lawsuit against them for this issue. Long story short here are the steps to correct the issue:
1. power down TV and disconnect from the power outlet then let sit for 30 minutes until its colled down 2. On the bottom corners of the TV (Back side) you will find a round screw that you can loosen with your fingers 3. once both screws are lose the front bottom part of the TV will pull off, there are magnets there so it will hold it in place temporarily. 4. Once the cover is removed, in the center of the TV will be a little door with another Finger screw to loosen, once off move the bar holding the door closed and remove the plate. 5. You will need an Alan wrench, the screw will be in the upper left corner, when this is loosened the screw will not fall out and you can pull out the Light fixture 6. CAREFULLY with compressed air spray the light assembly and the inside of the TV very well and then replace the light bulb. 7. Put the Door back on the front of the Light area, and assemble the rest of the TV in reverse order before testing the TV. I have done this multiple times as this is not a permanent fix but does restore life for a short period of time.
Posted on Apr 01, 2010
This could be either the lamp or ballast. I'd check the lamp first. If you've never replaced it, 5 years is a HELL of a long time for a lamp... when you replace it, you'll notice a brighter picture too. Sony uses Philips, so only buy Philips from an authorized agent. Make sure the date codes are new too, because you don't want old stock lamps.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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