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My Sony Wega KDF-42WE655 had some spotty blue blotches in the screen but i was still watching it, now it wont even power on and the lamp light is blinking. Should I even bother changing the lamp or just start looking for a new television?

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I have a Sony KDF-42WE655 was watching it then heard a pop then no picture or sound the led on the front blinks red and green?


Check the lamp of your television. It is possible that the lamp came to its end, to confirm if the lamp is busted, pull the lamp out and for you to see the if lamp filament is broken. if it does, you need to replace the lamp.

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Sony Wega kdfwe655 (Spotty Patches first, now totally black)


Blinking of the lamp light indicates that the lamp has to be replaced. However, the blue spots may be due to the optical block issue. To confirm this try connecting a different video source and check.

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Blue blothes on LCD screen


Blue blotches spreading over the screen are failure of the optical block

contact Sony to see if you are eligable for a free repair.

Sony will cover the cost of the optical block repair (parts and labor) at no charge through December 31, 2008 for 2004 Model Year Grand WEGA™ Televisions with the blue spot problem.

Models: KDF-42WE655, KDF-50WE655, KDF-55WF655, KDF-60WF655, KDF-55XS955, KDF-60XS955, KF-42WE620, and KF-50WE620

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?news_id=
Read more: Help from Sony for LCD rear projection with blue spots - Home Theater Forum - Home Theater Systems - HomeTheaterShack.com http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/sony/5351-help-sony-lcd-rear-projection-blue-spots.html#ixzz0gm8a3718

Don't bedeterred by the dating of this announcement, it is a manufacturing fault and they have been pr5etty good to a lot of people with the same problem.

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Sony KDF-42WE655. Screen goes dark.


Replace your lamp if you had it more the 3 years.

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Sony Wega kdf 42we655 tv doesn't come on. Green light just blinks. Is it the lamp?


Does the light that blinking,the word in the frame said lamp on it?Than yes,no word in the frame said lamp on it.Than u have a power board prob.

Oct 31, 2009 | Sony Grand WEGA KDF-42WE655 42" Rear...

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Blue streaks and faint blue blotches on screen


The Optical Block / Light Engine is the problem. Very expensive repair / over $1000

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COLOR IS SPOTTY


Sony wega blue dot or star pattern on screen
http://esupport.sony.com/perl/news-item.pl?news_id=206&mdl=KDF42WE655
Models: KDF-42WE655, KDF-50WE655, KDF-55WF655, KDF-60WF655, KDF-55XS955, KDF-60XS955, KF-42WE620, and KF-50WE620
Sony LCD Rear Projection TV - Optical Block Problems
http://splinke.googlepages.com/sonyrearprojectionlcdtv-opticalblock

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KDF-42WE655 Wont power up


you need to buy a bulb for the tv its about 179.00 on ebay

Nov 07, 2007 | Sony Grand WEGA KDF-42WE655 42" Rear...

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I would recoment you take this to a service center. From you short description I suspect the optical assy is bad, if you are lucky it could just be dust. The optical assy. is the most expensive part in the tv. good luck.

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