Question about Sony KP-51HW40 51" Rear Projection Television

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All good until switching input - green flash, video turns off FAST, status light flashes 5 times.

So my Sony TV must have something bonky with it - as in something is about to die....I'm a reasonably advanced user, with electronics training, soldering/voltage and test tools are pretty easily accessed by me. Anyway, the picture is PERFECT as long as the source feeding the TV is powered up before the set is turned on. If either sourse unit is not powered on, or I switch input, the green tube would let out a BIG green, BRIGHT green, blinding flash then the set turns off and the status light blinks FIVE times which means LIKELY the video out on my CG board (board at bottom of each tube) aka IC 7201 may be going south, OR it's the CRT drive - aka IC 309 on A board is faulty - which I would not think correct or I'd have the problem ALL the time, would be the likely culprits. So I took the whole thing apart, found a charred resistor STILL HOLDING 330ohm value on CG board - resistor being R7219 - so I replaced that resistor, cleaned and gently pried the contacts at the bottom of the tube outward, then re-adjusted all three tubes at the hi-volt pot's, and then fired it all up once the response to green flash then off is MUCH longer, as in - if I change input and wait 40-50 seconds a bunch of cool green "sparklies" appear in random flashes then the BIG green blinding flash hits and the set turns off - again I assume it's a protection mode which I am okay with. Should I replace IC 7201 - part #TDA6120Q/N2/N1 in hopes that the problem **** off or am I wasting my time? I kind of like this set, I would appreciate getting a bit more time out of it. Oh yeah - factory remote is lost - if the trouble codes can't be cleared any other way than with the factory remote - I may have to find a new remote I guess. Does anyone know if trouble codes from old errors hold these sets in a "gimp mode"? Thanks!

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  • pjulien Dec 24, 2008

    My KP51 HW40 does the green flash, and turns off with no warning. We let it cool off a bit and it works for a while. But, it may be better to see if it is worth repairing, or should we recycle it? I am far far far from the competency of the previous writer, and I have really enjoyed this set up to now, and would not want to discard it if I don't have to.
    Thanks for any help,


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I replaced the TDA6120Q - and also once more replaced the 330 ohm resistor (it burned again just before I replaced the TDA6120Q - Suddenly flash then off was non existent BUT a slight convergence problem appeared. Convergence is - 9 times out of 10 - a problem with a faulty STK - I replaced the STK's for giggles - and because I wasn't going to be beaten by this thing and be darned if it hasn't been FLAWLESS for the last month. I hope it'll hold out from burn out for a little longer....

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

Sounds like your green CRT has a shorted grid. Have tested

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