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No picture, but sound - Lamp shuts off and on intermittingly

Recently, the projection lamp on my KDS-60A2000 began to shut itself off then turn back on for no apparent reason. This problem is not source specific. It occurred while watching basic cable TV, DVD and gaming.
The sound is still there, but the picture.

What is causing this to occur? Do I need to replace the lamp?

Tim from Royersford, PA

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  • rbshevlin Aug 08, 2008

    I'm having the same issue with my KDS-60A2000. Is this indicative of the lamp stsrting to go or does it point more towards an issue with the lamp controller board? I cal Sony and they were no help at all (had me do a power rest and when that did work they told me to have it serviced).

  • TheGhost23 Aug 12, 2008

    I am also having the same's really freaking aggravating..Anyone have any ideas?

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    when it first comes on,it has picture,then it goes out but sound is still does this for about 10-15 time, then picture stays on with no problems,until you turn it off and back on.can,t see how it could be a lamp.

  • Anonymous Sep 07, 2008

    I am having the same problem was watching tv on basic cable, picture went out, but I still have sound, turn the tv off then back on, first the green light was blinking, then the lamp light starting blinking red, does this mean my lamp has went out?

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    Yes, I'm having the same issues. The picture just goes black for 5-6 seconds but the sound still comes through. It happens over & over again every 2-3 minutes. It is really annoying. I tried using the online tech support and after an hour chat, they told me to reset the tv. They were of NO assistance.

    I'm really beginning to question whether or not to purchase any more Sony products. I've had numerous problems with Sony products such as a digital camera, PS3 (on my 3rd replacement), and now my HDTV. Their support is just horrible. It's like they they just don't even care.....

    If anyone knows how to correct this, please post.

    Thanks !

  • jshaw65 Nov 24, 2008

    Same problem but what is the fix????

  • RM30 Dec 04, 2008

    same problem with KDS-60A2000. 6008 hours on bulb--but picture not dimmer when it's on



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Just wanted to let you know that I have solved this problem on my set, I couldn't find a straight answer anywhere so I took the plunge and purchased a new lamp for about $140 on and it did the trick!!! Good luck to you!!

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Replace lamp and reset timer in customer menu.Common problem with SOny.

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