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Hello, I just replaced the lamp of my Sony KDS-60A3000 when i power it on, it stays on for about 10 seconds and the picture will be off for about 1 minute, it alternates that way...the sound is good though. What could be the problem?

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  • dsgammad May 29, 2010

    the fan still spins on both cases (with or without picture), do I have to replace the whole ballast board?

  • dsgammad Jun 04, 2010

    I did replaced the lamp driver board (cost about $112.00 + S&H) and still having the same problem, could it be that the new lamp is bad?

  • dsgammad Jun 05, 2010

    replaced the lamp driver board but got the same problem
    I finally returned the new lamp and had it replaced with another...this time it works..so i bought a bad lamp in the first place.

    How long could this lamp last?

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Ballast board or defective Lamp Fan.

Posted on May 29, 2010

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    ladywinn May 31, 2010

    Google to Encompass Parts Distribution they list this Model and Parts ,also have free service manual you can print out online.Ballast board connects to Lamp.

  • ladywinn
    ladywinn May 31, 2010

    Sometimes Capacitor will be bad ,but most of the time you will have to replace board. Have you check power supply board for any Bad capacitors? They will be swollen,vented or puffed up on Top.

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