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The set goes into a overvoltage mode

The set goes into a over voltage mode it looks like.I work for a small shop and I don't have a manual yet, i've got one on order. When the customer brought it in she said that the tv and also another one had been hooked up to the same UPS and both went out with in two to three weeks I did not look at the first set. The sony when powered up the LED on the front blinks 3 times, then it shuts down and blinks 4 times as long as it stays powered up. I replaced the STR regulator and I have the same problem. May be someone can give me a heads up on what might be defective. I would think the power supply, the B+ on the horz out collector is 136vdc. Not sure if that's correct.

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A 20In set would probably be around 136v (give or take) while running and would go much higher if it was going into HVS (High Voltage Shutdown) 180v or so. The power supply is working (you have voltage).
Do you have a glow in the neck of the CRT? If not then it may be a bad resistor for the crt heater circuit. Most tubes use the top two pins on the neck socket for the heater, trace them back looking for a resistor, or simply test for voltage at the heater pins (AC), should be low 2-5 volts. If it is shutting down check the Horizontal Output Transistor (HOT) by using an ohm meter (with power disconnected :) ground the black lead and hold the red lead on the center pin of the HOT. Ideally you want an open circuit reading or very high resistance (MOhms), if you have low resistance it means either the HOT or the Flyback Xfmr is bad.
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This is due to over voltage. Not related to supply in overvoltage, but the overvoltage that goes to the main board to this TV. Most TVs works oan a range of 85 to 120VDC. This voltage is generated from the internal power regulator. If the power regulator have any fault, the supplied voltage to the main board may either high or low. In both cases, the main system control IC on board, will detect it and will give you this symptoms.
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Three times blinking denotes that there is some overvoltage in the secondary DC supply rail inside your TV. It is called Over Voltage Protection [OVP]. Due to this fault as soon as the set is switched on, it goes to standby state and the front LED blinks tree times, and won't come up again.

It may be due to power supply regulator section fault inside your TV. To find out you have to open the back cover of the TV. As high as 32KVDC [32,000 volts DC], points are there inside your TV, while it is working, all care should be taken before open it. Even though the TV is switched off, the final anode of the picture tube will have a charge upto this voltage for sometime and it is dangerous. So be care.

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After the board has been pulled out, loate if there is any soldering loose contact to the regulator Ic or its nearby components. As they will heatup during working, continous heat up and cooling may make some of the solderings, and it is normal in practice. As it is very difficult to locate the loose solderings by naked eye, resolder all suspected points with applying a little bit of extra solder. Never make any short between them while soldering. Normally this will rectify the problem. If it does not help, replace the power regulator with same type and number; [ Normally in Sony sets they uses STR type regulators on power side], and it is a very stable and High Accurate device, and should be replaced with the same type and number.

Check if now the secondary DC voltage at the secondary voltage rail of your Tv. Now it will be zero due to overvotage shutoff. Locate the pin to which the DC power goes into the LOT [Line Output Transformer], and make a small break on its print that carries supply to it. Be sure to make a small break, as we have to rejoin it after the fault detection. Connect a 100W filament type bulb between the DC supply Rail and to the Negative. Switch on the set. The bulb will glow, and take the votage across its filament. It should be between 125 and 130VDC, for 32" Sony TVs. if it is found abnormal, you can make sure that power regulator section has some trouble in it. Three blinks shows that symptom in Sony TVs. Ok.

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My tv turns on color works, sound works, then about 45 seconds after it is on, it dims out and shuts off

Your TV has an internal voltage regulation trouble. Set switches on, finds some voltage troube, normally overvoltage and shuts down. Your TV has an internal voltage regulator. Check if its secondary voltage is more than 110VDC on load. It can be vary from 105V to 115VDC. If it higher than 115v or so, your TVs system control Ic will sense it and shuts the whole supply voltages to down. It is a protection done by the manufacturer. You just check it. In most televisions there will be a preset onboard control to adjust it. For that you need the proper measuring equipments and some skill and more patience.

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Tv repair

You don't give much in the way of details... How long does it stay on? Long enough to give a picture and audio?? Or maybe 10- 30 minutes?

If it only comes on momentarily, not even long enough to give video, then it could be going into Hi-voltage shutdown, probably indicating an overvoltage condition. This could be caused by a voltage regulator failure. Troubleshooting this is best done by a qualified technician.

If it stays on for several minutes, maybe even 30 minutes or so, then goes off, bad solder connections might be the culprit. A modest whack or bump on the side or back of set might confirm this. Whack it... if set dies, you likely have a bad connection problem. If you have good eyes, a solder iron and solder, and know how to solder, then you might be able to find the bad connection(s) on the chassis. Common locations for this are in the horizontal deflection, power supply or vertical deflection portions of the circuit.

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Set comes on with e.h.t for 4 sec,then goes off B=142v


The problem you described is a case of the shutdown circuit being activated. This is either due to an overcurrent or overvoltage condition within the circuirty of the TV set. This could be an open or shorted component in the High Voltage section of the TV, or an open or shorted component in the low voltage power supply section of the TV. In any case If I were troubleshooting this TV I would check the Horizontal out put transistor to see if it had shorted or opened at one of its junctions. I would also check to see if any of the voltage regulators had shorted or opened. I would also suggest that you check to see if you see any signs of burnt components (note the section).

If you do not have a background in Electronics, I would suggest that you take the TV to a qualified TV shop for repairs. This is because the work that needs to be done is not sinmple, and serious harm can result if you are not careful.

I wish you well on the repair of your TV.

Thank you,

Nov 26, 2007 | Televison & Video

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