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Sony wega kdl-l32mrx1 3 yrs old. picture wont come on display standby light goes green then a crackling sound from the back of the tv, the standby light then goes red again. have tried this repeatedly sounds like its trying to come on but no luck

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  • Brian Edmundson Dec 11, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem - you can hear a relay trying to lock in but as the crackling sound starts you can hear it drop out again. This happens a couple of times before it stops trying to tuen on and the green light turns red.

    It does not happen every time, sometimes I am lucky and it is OK but you always hear the noise and the relays clicking.

    I have ordered a full service manual with circuit diagrams so will attack it if it fails totally - I will let you know what I find.

  • mgnut Dec 28, 2008

    I had exactly the same problem, at first intermittent then failed completely. Fault code red led on display flashing in bursts of six. On opening up LCD panel no obvious problem could be seen on the power board G1 but on closer inspection capacitors C6107 & C6108 looked slightly domed possibly blown. About one week later my tame electronics engineer (brother) came to have a look. He changed the two capacitors although not 100% sure they were the cause of the problem. On re-connection set fired up and operated normally, went through a few on/off cycles and all looked good so put set back together and worked fine until last night when would you effin believe it it played up again; started up at third time of asking. time for another strip down and further investigation. 


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The solution to this problem was the Relay RY6001 replacement. I was able to find a suitable part from CPC check out:-
for the details. The part fitted Ok when one of the pins is cut off. You do not need this pin so it is OK.

I have a full set of fix it photos if anyone needs them. It took about 40 mins to strip, replace and re-biuld the TV - there are loads of screws to get at the PCB and then you have to put them all back!!

Thanks again to mgnut for all the info.

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  • Michelle Oct 22, 2011

    edmo117 - Any chance you could send me the pics and instrictions over as mine has no given up. Put up for months with it, turning off, then turning on. This time it just won;t turn on.

  • Brian Edmundson Oct 22, 2011


    I am on Vacation at the moment so will not be home until early November. If that is not I problem, I would be happy to send you the pictures (if I can find them after all this time!)

    If you let me have your e-mail address I can send the pictures when I get back home.


  • Mattx123 Jan 04, 2013

    Can you please email me your fix photo set - I have to ake the same repair for a friend. Thanks in advance. Matt.

  • Trevor Nichol Feb 06, 2013

    Hello Brian, Would you please send me the photos of the fix? it would greatly help me in trying to fix the fault . My email is, Trevor

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    rickidy Feb 21, 2013

    Hi Brian, I seem to be having the same problem please could you send me the pictures of the fix? Thank you so much! Richard

  • Ting Wong
    Ting Wong Oct 15, 2014

    Hi Brian. I have the same problem also with my TV. Would you be able to send me any pictures or steps to replace the relay. Do i need to solder the new relay into place?

  • Ting Wong
    Ting Wong Oct 15, 2014

    my email is Thanks for your help


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Hi, After thinking of buying a new LCD tv because my 4 year old sony kdl-l32mrx1 was having problems starting up, i decided to have a look on the internet to see if i could find out any information as to what was wrong, i found these solutions on FIXYA. Sometimes the set would come on first time but mostely it would take several attempts to get it to work, the screen would go into standby mode and the red led would flash six times, the problem was a relay as described, Part RTB74005 on the power board, i managed to get the part from CPC, cost £3.35. So after a couple of hours dismantling the back of the display unit and a bit of soldering to replace the faulty relay (i`m not a technitian, only i only have basic knowledge of electrics) i switched on the tv with fingers crossed, and the tv fired up first time!, tested it ten times to make sure and everything is ok it starts up first time every time now. Thanx very much to the guys who gave the info.

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Well in my case the problem turned out to be a faulty relay. Component RY6001 on the G1 power board. If you would like to read the fault finding procedure carried out by my resident expert (brother) please take a look at:- Or just search the site using the model reference. Hope this will be of use, from once again a happy Sony owner!  

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Edmo I need these pictures and if possible a step by step instruction. I would very much appreciate it.
Thank you

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Sounds like somthing is shorted (hence the crackeling sound) and the unit is going into error protection mode causing ot to go back in stand by. The most common problem is bad caps or shorted fets on the power supply. If your good with a meter, you should be able to open the back of the set and find the problem quickly. Or look at the back of the set when you power it on and see if you can find the arching.

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