Question about Sony KDF-E60A20 60 in. LCD HDTV
Sony model KDF55WF655 blinking light 6 red flashes,no picture,no sound....
I just replaced my thermal fuse for $4.80 plus shipping handling.Took me 30 minutes to fix and 30 minutes to get dust out of TV.Take off the back of the tv about 8 screws,then remove the fan housing on the right hand side about 4 screws.If you have the new fuse you will know which wire it is ..grey and white.I found it easy to get to the other end through the front panel of the tv only 2 screws ,remove front panel and then remove cover on projection bulb and you will see the other end of the fuse clipped on.Remember to unplug tv. TV is working excellent now .
Thanks to everyone on this website.I have pictures if anyone needs them to repair it.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
I had the same problem as well and the tv was only 1 month old when it went out. The tech said that they knew of the problem and now the fuse is re-routed to a different part of the set so it would not get as hot and blow. The thermal fuse was 6.48 and labor was 168.00. Sears had to pay. Now, I'm on my own having to buy a 200.00 bulb.
Posted on Apr 10, 2008
THIS IS HOW I FIX MY SONY TV WITH FIVE BLINKING RED POWER LIGHT.
PULL OUT LAMP - FIND THE INSTRUCTION ON LINE (SONY WEBSITE OR YOUTUBE) EASY
THERE ARE TWO METAL CONNECTION TABS (on top of the lamp) ON THE LAMP. CLEAN THESE TWO METAL FLAT TABS. THESE two tabs MAKE CONNECTION TO THE THERMAL FUSE. IF IT IS DIRTY IT WILL NOT MAKE CONNECTION to the fuse.
CLEAN YOU'RE LAMP WITH A VACUUM. GET ALL DUST OUT.. CLEAN OUT THE TV...THE FAN SUCKS IN DIRT. THIS WILL FIX many ISSUEs. like over heating! dog hair, dust, gets sucked inside the TV by the FAN....hmmmm
ALSO DO THIS TO ALL YOU'RE ELECTRONICS THAT HAS A FAN.
(I FEEL ALL FANS ON ELECTRONICS SHOULD BE REVERSED) but i am sure there is a stupid reason that they want the fan to .... are inside the electronics. Like hmm
THIS cleaning SHOULD BE DONE EVERY 6 MONTH
Posted on Dec 23, 2010
Yep same model; same issue. the tv turning off by itself then on. I went to the sony web site and found a local tech. Real cool guy, he actually told me to do it myself to save money but wanted to say it was the bulb and at $230 for the original part. I appreciate his honesty but ill start with the fuse.
I think at 4k for a tv it should last longer than a few years or at least they should fix the issue.
Posted on Jul 18, 2010
Tombsn, you said you had pictures, can you post them or email them?
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
Sony kdf-e55a20... Looks like it has lost its green color. What could be wrong???
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
(You do not have to actually remove the old fuse, just disconnect it. Our old one is still in our tv but is not being used, it is not connected to any operating components. You do not have to remove the old thermal fuse, just disconnect, and then connect the new one. Keep it out in the open space, there is lots of it there and it stays cooler. You do not need a technician for any price to do this. Kim)
Now here's a person who just defeated the purpose of the thermal fuse to begin with. A technician would never do this, and possibly save Kim's house from burning down. How much was a service call again Kim?
Posted on Jun 12, 2008
The problem is the thermal fuse. You need to have service bulletin to fix which gives you step by step instructions. . I have seen other people have the same issue and it was fixed by getting the SB at Agoraquest.com It's a step by step guide on replacing the thermal fuse. The member that has the service bulletins is Jehill. He has helped several people with this issue
It takes about 2 hours to fix once you have the thermal fuse but saves over $500 in service repair bills.
Here are some of the people that were helped by this
J/K :-p ......worked like a charm :-) Took me about 2 hours and almost half of that was to go and get a 20" #2 philips screwdriver. A 12" would have worked, but they did not have it. Other than than that, no problems. I paid $220 for the TV, $28 for (2) Thermal Fuses, and $11 for a screwdriver. Now I have a decent 2nd TV :-) Not as good as my KD-34XBR960, but not much is :
I just got done replacing the thermal fuse as per your SB and all is well again! I, and most importantly the wife, just want to take the time to thank you so much for your help. With your instructions and this site, we have just saved ourselves alot of $$ not just for this time but also if it were to happen again in the future. I am truley grateful for finding this site and just want to say you are THE MAN!!!
1 10" screwdriver $12.00
1 Sony Thermal Fuse + shipping $ 8.00
1 membership to agoraquest.com $12.00
Fixing the thermal fuse myself on a TV that was discarded at the curbside
Posted on Jun 12, 2008
another succeful venture here done on a KDF-E60A20, I was able to fix it, following Kim's descriptions above, Thank you Kim.
However let me add the following, after removing the bottom cover you will need to remove the fan assembly, I think 4 screws will do it, disconnect the fan's wires, very simple by the way.
now here where I got confused in the beginning, one end of the old thermal fuse where the plastic connector is, looks exactly the same as the new one, but the other end of the old one has 2 wires connected to something inside the TV screwed to the bottom of the TV, that looks like a metal cap, anyway, the new thermal will only connect from one end, but the other end stays loose.
Posted on Jun 01, 2008
Had same blinking code for E60A20. New fuse type was 22.00, incl. shipping. Ten screws to remove back panel. Four screws to remove blower assembly, in order to access location of old fuse. Four screws to loosen aluminum circuitry cover, so as to unseat lamp mirror enough to run new fuse wires through side of assembly (like old one). Old fuse is a metal pot; new fuse is plastic cap at end of the two wires. Just ran the wires next to the old ones, and placed the cap end underneath the old fuse's pot. Lamp was just fine. Thank you, Kim - your information was very helpful.
Posted on May 21, 2008
I CALLED SONY DIRECT AND TOLD THEM I WAS GOING TO FIX IT MYSELF. THE THERMAL FUSE WAS $4.80 MY SON AND I FIXED THE PROBLEM IN LIKE 15 MINUTES. I GOT DIRECTIONS FROM A SITE I FOUND ON GOOGLE BY A GUY IN THE DESERT THAT POSTED THE DIRECTIONS. HIS SITE IS GREGINTHEDESERT I BELIEVE. GO TO GOOGLE AND PUNCH IN 'HOW TO REPLACE THE THERMAL FUSE IN A SONY TV AND YOU'LL GET ALL KINDS OF INFO. DON'T PAY FOR ANYTHING!! IT'S SO EASY TO DO--THE REPAIR COMPANY QUOTED ME $300.00 BUCKS TO COME OUT AND FIX IT---RIP OFF!! ALWAYS CHECK THE INTERNET FIRST. THANKS TAM BAM : )
P.S. MY PART NUMBER WAS 191002393 -- I'M TOLD BY THE GUY GREG YOU CAN ORDER IT FROM AMAZON TOO--BUT I JUST CALLED SONY DIRECT. GOOD LUCK!
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
Hi Kim, the thermal fuse opens when the lamp fails. The lamp is easy to replace but the thermal fuse is a very difficult repair. The fuse link is mounted on the lamp cage and a great deal of disassembly is required. This should not be a real expensive repair for a qualified tech. When I do this repair I do it at the cust. site and it runs about 200.00 + the lamp.
Posted on Mar 01, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Sony KDF-E55A20
the optical block would have to be removed or loose inorder to get to thermal fuse housing.Also make sure to clean cooling fans carefully to remove crusted dust.If fans are dust crusted ,then your thermal fuse may not last..
Posted on Nov 30, 2007
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