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Sony tv problems

Hey stacy, was wondering if you got your tv fixed? mine is doing the same thing with turning itself off. any info you have is appreciated, i too am lookin to cancelling the service tech as they want to charge 98$ just to come to my house.

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  • scotticidal Aug 04, 2008

    wow. so they charged you $80 just to show up with no parts? then came back, charged another $80 plus parts? seems like a nice job to me. this is my last sony purchase. i have seen a ton of post on many forums with the same problem that we have. so yours wasnt the "thermal fuse" that everyone talking about? mine i noticed, the fans arent coming on at all. so im wondering if that is because that thermal sensor is out or the fans. im trying to figure it out myself as the money i would need to repair it would be dipping into my vacation fund which starts the 11th.(not that were going anywhere exoctic, hour drive) thanks for the quick reply :-)

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Ya, The service tech came and said it was the Ballast (power to the lamp). We also had to have the lamp replaced because the ballast was ruining the lamp.
Cost - $80.00 for first visit with diagnoses, Ballast $120.00, Lamp $162.00 plus another $80.00 labor.
Now I plan to call him back because there are a lot of blue spots on the lower left part of the screen, and the picture is darker than before.
He showed me one spot before he left and said it was dust on the "LCD" inside the TV and that it would probably work itself out. He said we probably didn't see it before because the screen was too dark. BULLS***! It's darker now than it ever has been. The brightness is set as high as it can go with out distorting the picture quality.
Good luck!

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