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KP-51HW-40 FLASES BLUE ,RED, GREEN

I TURN ON MY TV AND IT SOMETIMES FLASHES RED BUT ONCE IT DOES IT WOULDN'T STOP FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS IF I LET IT. IT WILL TURN OFF EVERY FEW FLASHES OR SO BUT THEN IT WILL TURN BLUE THEN GREEN ALL WHILE TURNING OFF WHAT DO I DO PLEASE POST BACK I WAS TOLD I NEEDED NEW BULBS

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Your picture tubes are trying to short out you have 3 red, green ,blue.

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Convergence will not lock in on a kp-51hw-40


Projection TV sets have two very common problems. One is convergence ( 3D/Warped video) the other is CRT fluid ( Dull Video). Here are more details and solutions for both. Repair kits with instructions are also avail from www.TvRepairKits.com

Common Problem #1) Convergence has gone out

Projection TV sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the video to look normal. When its out of alignment the video will look 3D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the TV menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projection sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Common Symptoms include....

  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some pics of convergence problems.


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For more more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Common Problem #2) CRT Fluid is Cloudy

Projection TV tubes have a liquid coolant that is used to keep them from overheating. After many years the coolant in the blue and green tubes will become cloudy and cause the screen to look dull, red/orange, etc. You may even see halos around images.

Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.

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TV set after fluid change

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You can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

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Sony kp-57ws500 flashes blue, green, red then turns off


Re-insering the flyback wire is usually very easy. Push in and give a slght turn and check to see if grabbed. It sounds as if there is more issues than flyback wire. TV should turn on without one crt connected

Dec 14, 2009 | Sony KP-57WS500 57" Rear Projection...

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I was getting nine flashes and know the green crt


Sounds like a bad green crt. These Sonys are bad about that.

Jul 06, 2009 | Sony KP-65WS500 65" Rear Projection...

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Green flashes then tv turns off


or a new lamp. you could first replace the lamp.
the screen might work fine for a couple of seconds, but then it fades away or deteriorates. This means the lamp is going bad.

Aug 23, 2008 | Sony KP-51HW40 51" Rear Projection...

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KP-57HW40 w/5 red Blinks


That is basically an easy repair its on of the video uotputs on the green, red, or blue crt circuits thats bad or IC309 on the A board. I would recomend getting the service manual for your set to be able to pinpoint which Ic is actually at fault. I can post a link where you can get the manual and they will provide free step by step support to help you diagnose the problem and help locating replacement parts. Thats a free service they provide when you purchase the manual that they will email to you. If you want the manual let me know.

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Sony model # kp53v90 rear projection tv


HI THERE,I HAVE 3 PICS. 1 IN BLUE,1 IN GREEN, 1 IN RED,I
USED THE FOUCUS FUNCTION IN THE MENU, BUT THAT DID NOT FIX THE PROBLEM.ANY SUGGESTION. THNX ALL.

Mar 15, 2008 | Sony KP-53V90 53" Rear Projection...

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Kp-51hw40 problem


your blue tube is shorted unplug blue crt board see if set comes on and stays on!

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KP-57WS500


Sounds like a conergence circuit failure, probably a couple of AMPs and a few discreet components. Probably 250-300 repair

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Green picture


you might wanna look into the "flicker issue" with your set...If you've had it for a while a could be that it's just worsened over time and developed into a voltage leak. I have the same set and it went undetected for a couple of years due to poor quality cable signal..once I went to a clear signal (ie. directv) the issue was very noticeable, but by that time it had progressed. Eventually one of your guns will fail and the set will stop working all together (mine did just under 4yrs from purchase) and unless you have Sears warranty that WILL try to stick it to you. TRUST ME!!! Good luck.

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