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You probably have a bad BLUE CRT. Due to the cost and the length of time it would take to repair, I would not invest the money into it. It would require a Qualified Service Person to come to your home and remove the BLUE CRT assembly and send it back to SONY to be rebuilt. Estimated cost would be around 800.00. I would check prices of a replacement set.
I hope this helps,
A blue picture after it's been on for a bit is normally one of several things. The most common for your Sony is the CRT, tube, the second most common problem is the blue CRT 'IC'(chip). The IC is located is on the blue crt board.
The best way to determine this is to remove the speaker grill(on front of TV), then inner panel, the blue tube will be on your right hand side. Remove that little board at the end of the tube.THIS AFTER YOU HAVE UNPLUGGED THE POWER FROM THE WALL. Plug TV back in turn TV on. If TV comes on with picture and there is no blue in the picture, The tube is bad, if TV turns off it's the IC.
Good Luck, BI.
First reduse the G2 voltage for the blue c.r.t,and watch if the unit works for longer period (offcource blue colour will be not present).After reducing G2 voltage to blue c.r.t still behaves the same than c.r.t is faulty and you have to replace.
Pls count the red led blinking when it goes off,incase it goes to std by mode.
you are experiencing one or more of three things
1.the crt itself is damaged
2. the vertical ic on blue crt board is bad
3. the focus block is bad
if you hire a sony authorized technician they should be well aware of this problem.