Question about Sony KP-57WS500 57" Rear Projection Television
The blue crt on my kp-57ws500 is shorting, so I was told by a tech. He said it would cost me around $500 to fix it!
Problem: the tv turns on for a few secs and then shuts off. Once the blue crt connection was pulled out the tv stayed on, and this is how he verified it was the blue crt. He tried tapping it gently but this did nothing.
Are there any step by step instructions to change the crt's? How much does a blue crt cost online?
I know this isn't going to be what you want to hear (and I see the rating left for Jamie), but the tubes are extremely similar. The replacement of the tube is not easy in projection TV's.
You have special cooloing liquid that sits between the tube and the projection lens that sits on top. This is expensive stuff to buy, and not very easy to work with when refilling.
The tube is going to cost a packet due to the fact its the blue tube. Even in CRT projectors, the blue tube always goes way before the red or green. The manufactures know this, and will charge accordingly.
If you decide to do this then you have all that plus once it's all installed, you then have to have the correct service remote to do the calibration correctly.
I don't want to say it, and I know you don't want to hear it, but these TV's after they go in the current priced electronics market are not considered ecconomical to repair unless you dearly love the set.
The other bad news is now the blue has gone, the red and green will probably go in the next 12-18 months anyway.
I am not trying to talk you out of the repair, just trying to let you know what you are in for.
Posted on Apr 14, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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