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We have a Sony KP-57HW40 projection TV purchased around 2002. The screen fades to a blue and you can't make out the picture at all. What does this mean and can it be repaired?

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This is one of a group of sets with bad picture tubes. If screen goes to mostly blue there is a way to attempt to get around it.

The tubes are expensive and only available on a rebuild basis.

I can tell you how to try in less than 10 minutes to adjust to compensate for the problem.

Do you want to know that to try/


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The screen turns blue after about 2 minutes of turning on the TV


Sony TVs has an Optical Block issue. If there is an issue with the optical block, then there will be green, blue patches or tint on the TV display. Try resetting the TV to the factory settings and try Power resetting the TV. Turn Off the TV and remove the power plug from the wall outlet for 1 minute and reconnect it and check the operation. If the issue still persists, then TV may require service. You can contact the Customer relations team and check for the available options. Sony had repaired free of cost for such issues. Hence, contact the customer relations.

Jul 25, 2010 | Sony KP-57HW40 57" Rear Projection...

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Have Sony Model# KP-57HW40 Big screen rear projection tv..Has blue wavy lines across screen, and sometimes flashes blue, can you give me assistance??


Blue Picture Tube , bad Video IC on Blue CRT board.Or Blue screen drive control to tube needs to be adjusted down some.

Most Likely Bad Tube!

Jul 12, 2010 | Sony KP-57HW40 57" Rear Projection...

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My sony kp-57hw40 projection tv picture is not as bright as usual. There is blue arc lines that show up at the bottom of the screen.


Projection TV sets have several common problems listed below.

Problem #1) Convergence

Symptoms:

  • Screen Looks 3D
  • Colors wont align
  • Screen may look distorted
  • No Audio/Video - TV makes a chirping sound.
Problem #2 CRT Fluid has clouded over. Symtoms
  • Dull looking video
  • White looking video
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking video

You can see some examples and find a fix here...

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Feb 07, 2010 | Sony KP-57HW40 57" Rear Projection...

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Turn tv on screen is light blue then picture fades then, screen shuts off???


Blue tube is bad need to replace blue tube.. Tube no longer avail will need to be special ordered and my run from 350.00 up to replace part.

Feb 04, 2010 | Sony KP-57HW40 57" Rear Projection...

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Screen fades to blue after 10 mins of viewing. Sony kp-57hw40


This link has the instructions on how to fix this problem and other similar problems. You have nothing to lose, so I recommend that you try it.

http://www.somelifeblog.com/2007/06/sony-projection-tv-red-line-repair.html

This works with the two other colors, blue and green also. Not all models of Sony Projection TVs have the red, green, and blue pots in the same order as the picture that is listed on this link, so you may want to google search for your model's service manual. The service manual can also help you be able to remove the cover for your particular model of TV. I was able to find the service manual for my model, and sure enough, the order of the pots are reversed on mine, so I would have been adjusting the wrong color. Read all of the comments on this link too, because you can find other helpful tips and may even find someone with the same model of TV as you that gives more specific instructions for your model.

You may also find your model's service manual here:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/index.pl

I hope this helps you!
Fare well. :)
Iconoclast

P.S. you can also clean the mirrors and dry dust while you have it open.

Jun 09, 2009 | Sony KP-51HW40 51" Rear Projection...

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The screen is all bright blue


I have Model # KP-WS500. The screen turn blue.

May 02, 2009 | Sony KP-57HW40 57" Rear Projection...

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Sony Color Rear Video Projector - KP 57hw40 / Mfg. February 2002


i have the same problem picture is blue/green with blue and green arched horizontal lines

no picture at all only sound then tv shuts off after 5-10 seconds and then a bright blue flash in the center of the screen

have tried adjusting the voltage screws didnt do anything

Jul 13, 2008 | Sony KP-57HW40 57" Rear Projection...

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Green screen


sounds like your green crt is shorting let me know if you need more assitance or if you would like to know where you can purchase a crt at.

Apr 10, 2008 | Sony KP-57HW40 57" Rear Projection...

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SONY KP-57HW40


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.

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