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Pictures are garbled becuase the pic tubes are end of life.

Are the pic tubes available? Sony said they are not made anymore and Sony does not support this product anymore (Is that legal ?) even though this was bought less that 5 years ago for over $3000. How  can I fix this TV and is it worth it?

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Your problem is hard.. because if the Maker of the tube will not made it anymore then nothing.. b'cause it needs a replacement of the same tube..Only if you find the same model at shop that the tube is OK but other parts are defective..then asked it to make availabe to you,,thnx

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How do I check the fluid in the red and green guns? What kind of fluid is it? Or should I just replace them? Are they expensive and where do you get them?

You cant. The fluid and other parts are not available anymore. This TV is too old to repair reasonably. To replace the tubes would be over a $1000 if you can even find them.

Mar 20, 2016 | Sony KP-57HW40 57" Rear Projection...

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That set is so old the three picture tubes it uses are not available any more.

A better answer would be what is the set doing or not doing?

NOTE: you have to consider a lot of the parts for this unit do not exist anymore.

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My Sony KP-46WT500 has a yellow arc of color on the upper left side that never goes away even with plug in devices like Wii. It started about 6 months ago and has gotten worse over time. What can I do?...

Very common problems,through out the DLP tv life cycles could happen again again until end of the tv life itself.The tv have a problems known as a convergence picture problems,it is dead.Tv have any colors lines like R,G,B mis alignments,have colors shadow pictures or 3D pictures look alike?Yes?Than the tv convergence board it is dead.The tv convergence board must have it components parts replaced like 2 STK convergence ICS and some or all of it resistors too.To fixed the tv convergence board to solved the tv convergence picture problems.The Shop will cost u like $300-350 for parts and labors.

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Have a sony kp-57ws500, tubes are going bad. Should I fix or get new tv. How much are new tubes. Red is out now. How much is one?

This is one of a group of sets with bad tubes, many were replaced under warranty (it seems they actually put the wrong ones in thousands of these sets)

The tubes are no longer available from Sony and only available on a rebuild basis---figure over 350 per tube plus labor.


Give me a better idea of what the set is or is not doing and I would be happy to advise you.

If this told you something you did not know, rate this solution as very helpful as I do this here for free.


Sep 17, 2010 | Sony KP-57WS500 57" Rear Projection...

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Television plays with a blue screen

This is one of a group of sets that had bad picture tubes; many were replaced in warranty(I know as I did dozens of them).

The tubes are no longer available from Sony and the only way to get one is to remove the one in the set and send it our for "rebuild".

The problem here is all three tubes can fail.

There is a way to try to adjust the set without replacing any parts and with only minimal effort.

I have performed this for a lot of people and the sets can last up to another year or two--it is only a way to compensate for the blue tube and may just buy you some additional life with the set.

let me know and I can post the instructions here for you.


Apr 16, 2010 | Sony KP-57WS500 57" Rear Projection...

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Sony KP-51HW40 51 what i want to know can i

You can do it with no damage to TV . Just try not to hurt yourself!

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Tv just turns off while watching it the screen goes blue than turns off

This is one of a group of sets (KP-57ws500) that had bad picture tubes---all of them had this trouble.

The picture tubes are no longer available from Sony--only available on a rebuild basis from another company--very expensive and usually not worth doing---blue is most common tube to show trouble.

The set is shutting down because if the screen goes bright blue---it pulls too much current and the set goes into protective shutdown.

There is one fairly easy thing that you may be able to do-----I have done it before.

What it entails is getting at the Screen/ Focus control block and turning the Blue Screen control down--if it works it may just buy you some time but I have seen several sets where it allowed the set to have some more life.

Usually if the set was working the way this problem begins is you on a blank video input notice a slight blue color in the background with some faint curved lines visable.

If you want to attempt to do the adjustment--let me know and I will tell you how.

I am here to help people----I have seen over 100 of these Sony sets with this problem---replaced tubes in many of them when they were new or under warranty.


Oct 26, 2009 | Sony KP-57WS500 57" Rear Projection...

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I have a sony kp-61v90 projector tv and the colors are making the red stick out, feels like a 3d, any help?i kalld a tv repair which charged me $50 and said to repair $350 which is pretty

i'm assuming that your complaint is the red is predominant over the other colors- if it is a rear projection set, there are three tubes [r,b,g], and each one has its own flyback with a focus and 'g2' control on it. try backing down the red g2, and if the picture is too dark, turn down the color control [so you should have a black and white pic], then adjust the g2 controls until you have a satisfactory black and white pic- after that, when you turn the color back up, you should have a good pic. sometimes. adjusting the g2 can affect the focus, and there is a focus control on the flyback. there are also optical focus [moveable lenses] on each tube, but they are primarilly for initial setup of the set, and should never have to be adjusted, unless the tube has been replaced. fyi- i happen to have a complete set of sony rear projection tubes [r,b,g] complete with lenses and neck coils i am currently trying to sell, but it doesn't sound like you need tubes at this time, but it's something to keep in mind, because these tubes are becoming extremely rare and hard to find, and cost upwards of close to a thousand dollars a piece, i'm selling the complete set for four hundred dollars. good luck!

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Is this fixable??

Unfortunately, this sounds familiar. Many of these sony projections had bad crt's.(picture tubes). Now here is a secret I learned along the way. The short in the picture tubes is in the filament, causing that color to overpower all others and sometimes causing pix to disappear until set is shut off and back on. If you are very careful and use an insulated screwdriver, you can sometimes tap on neck of picture tube and knock debris from filament causing extended tube life. This is dangerous and must be performed with set turned on. From front of set gently tap on neck of tube(s) in question using insulated handle of screwdriver to make contact with picture tube neck. Picture will probably flash whichever color tube is contacted. Eventually, if picture stops flashing that color as much, you can sometimes get several more months out of your set without any problems. Only alternative is to try a crt rejuvinator or replace tubes at a cost of 200.00 each if avail. plus labor. Good luck, Russmann.

May 26, 2008 | Sony KP-51HW40 51" Rear Projection...

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No pic and shuts off

If the housing of the door comes open you will lose the sound and picture almost instantly. Have you replaced your lamp in this tv it sounds like the life on your lamp is coming to an end.

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