Question about Sony Grand WEGA KDF-60XBR950 60" Rear Projection HDTV

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KDS-R60XBR1 First, my TV is a Sony KDS-R60XBR1, bought December 30, 2005, and I'm having the same problem: the left side of the screen is green and slowly spreading to the right side. Nothing I can do will fix the problem. I thought at first it was the lamp needed to be replaced, but after speaking with the manager of the local Sony store he said the lamp does not fade away it goes like the headlamp on a car ..... Zap! He gave me the business card of a company that does home repair to Sony TVs. I would like more information about the problem before I call in an "expert."

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  • landoflatte Jul 18, 2008

    Yes, I have the same problem.

    Large greenish blob on right side of screen.

    Smart me spent good money on a new bulb - no effect what so ever.

    I will be contacting Sony shortly. I expect the tech to act like this is a very unusual problem. Even though the web is loaded with references to this issue, so far I not found a solution. Just people with this problem.


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Light engine most likley cause

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If your SONY KDS-R50XBR1 or KDS-R60XBR1 color screen suddenly turns green, the optical block (aka light engine) is the culprit. Don't fret because as "Leadtech" has already posted back on Jul 04, 2007, SONY is aware of this problem and has extended the warranty to replace this very part. Additionally, and aside from the class action lawsuit currently pending in district court, parts and labor for in-house service IS included.

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"As part of the Sony commitment to quality, Sony is announcing that it is extending the limited warranty (parts and labor), in the United States, on the optical block of KDS-R50XBR1 and KDS-R60XBR1 model SXRD televisions until October 31, 2008, regardless of purchase date."

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1) Contact SONY Customer Service at (800) 222-7669 or (888) 772-7669 - Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00AM-10:00PM / Sat-Sun 10:30AM-7:15PM EST

2) Provide them with your model (as above) and your television's serial number

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4) Disconnect many plugs

5) Remove 3 chassis closest to the back of the tv before getting to the optical block chassis, which is located up front, just behind the tv screen

Once the optical block is replaced, you will be amazed on correct color results.

Hope this helps...

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