I have a a Sony KDF-60XS955 lcd projection TV. the HD picture is fine. DVD players work too. But when i plug in PS2 to play games or a computer into to AV jacks i get bad picture quality with vertical bands across the screen. I have tried using both the front and rear av jacks. What causes this?
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I have that manual. There are three lights to the left of the power button. One is labled LAMP. The manual states "The projection lamp, which illuminates the picture, has a limited life. If the screen becomes dark, the color looks unusual, or the LAMP indicator on the front of the LCD projector TV flashes, it is time to replace the lamp with a new one (not supplied). Use a Sony XL-2200 replacement lamp (not supplied) for replacement. Use of any other lamp may damage the LCD projection TV." I also found in a different page " LAMP LED lights up in red when the lamp for the light source has burnt out." I guess burnt out would be extream. I found one other if you had opened the light bulb cover and didn't close it properly. " If the lamp cover is not reattached securely, the self-diagnostic function may be triggered and the POWER/STANDBY indicator flashes three times." You can down the sony manual at http://www.docs.sony.com/release/KDF60XS955.pdf
lcd projection sets don't need a flash focus ...there is no convergence alignment. replacing the optical block should be all you need to do. the block contains the lcd panels with the picture already aligned.
Sony KDF-60XS955 picture goes and power/standby light light flashes
Most likely you have bulb failure. First step in troubleshooting is "Change the Lamp or Bulb". Lightning, power line bumps and collisions with vacuum cleaners can all shorten lamp life. Rough handling in shipment can also happen without your knowledge.
+90% of all Sony LCD Rear Projector "No Picture or Intermittent Picture" faults are related to bulb failure.
If new lamp does not improve the situation, then hands-on troubleshooting by someone that has parts and knows how the unit works is the only practical remedy.
Is your TV LCD or DLP? Encompass Parts shows your model to have Lamp with part number for lamp as A-1606-034-B which then means DLP ,which then it means you may have your light engine going bad which is called optics unit Block part number is
A-1084-660-A They do have them in stock Call 1-800-638-3328 or visit their website www.Encompass Parts.
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