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I have a SONY KF-42WE610. When I turn it on a red light flashes 3 times under the power/standby. I was told that 3 lights means that there is a problem on the G or G1 board. Is that a board that I can replace?.

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  • mrs_tharp Nov 08, 2010

    Thank you for the help. husband stuck a pair of pliers to hold the button down and it stopped blinking 3 times. NOW it blinks 5 times. The door is a little warped so maybe that is causing the problem. I can get a new door, but what does the 5 red blinks mean??

  • mrs_tharp Nov 08, 2010

    A side note...i put the door back on and tightend it up. It isn't blinking 3 times even with the door on now. When I turn it on it blinks green for a while and makes a static type sound like its trying to start. Then it stops and keeps blinking green for a while and makes the sound again. Then it blinks green a couple more times and starts blinking red 5 times.

  • mrs_tharp Nov 09, 2010

    Thank you very much for the help. I was wondering if you happend to know off hand what the part number is for a ballast unit? I don't seem to be having any luck finding one online. If not I guess my husband will just have to take it apart and hope there's a number on it. lol Thank you.



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According to service manual 3m blinks indicate the lamp door cover is loose or open

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  • mrs_tharp Nov 08, 2010

    Thank you for the help. Well, my husband decided to stick a pair of pliers in the slot to hold the button down for the door. Now it blinks 5 times. The door is a little warped and that may be causing the problem. I can get a new one. My question now is, what does 5 blinks mean???

  • Willie Howell Nov 09, 2010

    5 blinks is a lamp driver error.... now this can mean a couple of things..first remove the lamp and check to see if its not blown....ussally when they go bad they blow and perhaps overheating caused door to warp. a lamp can be bad and still not look bad. this error occurs when the lamp fails to light. worst case i see is a faulty what is called a ballast unit which provides the high voltage to the lamp much like a florescent light does. and those can be replaced. but check the bulb first.. as always let me know how it goes

  • FHBSMF Dec 13, 2010

    Thank you for the information, the door was warped and not making contact with the switch. The TV is working great! Thanks again.

    Sam S



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