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Four blinking red lights.

Hi, My sony bravia model KDL 40S2010 did not start up this morning. The standby light flashes four times and then pauses for a few seconds and then flashes again. Grateful for any help you can offer to help me. Thank you .

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  • caliandbur Aug 18, 2008

    i have a KDL-46V2500 that's only 18 months old (naturally, 6 months past warranty) and it just went dead with 4 blinks. the Sony authorized repair says it's a bad panel and the repair is $2300!!! Sony customer relations will chip in $900 but I'll still be out $1400. anyone have any ideas other than repair or buy another (non-Sony) set?

  • ray zammit Sep 22, 2008

    i have a sony KDL-S40A12U lcd t.v which is no more than about 3years old, i recently unpluged the t.v. in order to set up a surround sound system only to find that the t.v. will now now start up. i too have 4 blinks to 2 misses and the hand book states to contact a specified sony dealer. clearly a fault with the component

  • Beachbum9er Sep 26, 2008

    I have the same exact problem, 6 months after the warranty expired, the t.v just shut off, and the standby lights blinking 4 times. What is the Phone number for Sony so I can call them, to hopefully get some sort of $ back or maybe a voucher for a new t.v. If any one has it I would appreciate. Even if there's no solution the more people who call and complain the better. This is ridiculous! You think your buying a Sony and it's going to be a great t.v and it turns out to be a joke. No one ever buy this t.v it's just one big headache!

  • Abe Mora Oct 01, 2008

    My LCD TV has the same problem... My TV went out on me on 9/27/08. I turned in my TV to SONY Guam and they said it will cost me est. $900 to repair including a one month warranty. I told him that I have been a Sony customer for along time and that I could not believe this was happening to me. I originaly bought the TV late 2006 and it only lasted about 21 months. He did offer me a new TV for about $1,500 with a one year warranty. Could we get our TV prorated or discounted for a new model?

  • Sol18 Dec 06, 2008

    ok, Sony were not interested in this problem at all. I took it to an expert tv engineer who identified that the whole panel where the inverter board is placed onto would need replacing for a proper fix. I was quoted £400 with 1 year warantee if the problem happened again.

    I sold the TV to the engineer for £50 as a faulty and scrap TV. I bought myself a 46" Sharp Aquos with 5 yrs warranty from John Lewis. It's probably the best tv I have ever had and I have had a few.

    I'm very disappointed with Sony and I will now keep away from their products.

  • KathleenFocu Dec 19, 2008

    Mine is blinking 4 times over and over with no video and no audio. I called Sony, and they asked if I had a warranty. I said that I had over 2 years left on a 3 year extended warranty, so they told me to call RepairTech with whom I had the warranty. RepairTech NEVER returned my calls for a month. Then someone at RepairTech told me it was a $100 bulb that needed to be replaced and that bulbs are not covered under my warranty. So, I gave up on RepairTech and called Sony who set up an appointment with a local TV repairman. Another month went by. I called the repair shop every week and was told that I was still on their list. Then yesterday, I called again to tell them the news about the possible problem being a bulb, and the woman who takes Slidell TV Shop's calls told me that the repair technician DIED. OMG! I hope he is in heaven watching the ghost of my Sony Bravia model #KDL46S2010. Should I just give up, trash this television, and spend more money in tough economic times on a new TV, but NOT a Sony?????!!!

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    Does anyone have pictures or schematics that can help address where the inverter board actually is??? thanks.

  • markhendry May 11, 2010

    I have the same problem. I replaced the inverter board but it continues to do the same thing. Powers on for a second, then turns off and starts the pattern of 4 standy blinks followed by a pause. What else could cause this?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Bravia 40 inch model KDL-40bx 420 red light blinks 6 times

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    I hvae sony lcd model klv26s550a have 7 times red light blinking problem please help me to repair it

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    the red light flashes but the tv will not turn on. the red light flashes two times pauses and then flashes two times again

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    red light flashes two times,but no power appears to be going to the screen. no light comes on.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    i want to retune the channels and i reset tv in user fa ctory shut down and starts up whith sony logo and after 25 seconds shut down error messages.HELP!!!



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You can have the inverter board replaced...instead of the entire panel.
KDL 40S2010: inverter part # 178950032, you will also need 2 spacers..part # 289765511
you're looking @ 200-300$ for the inverter and 5-10$ a piece for the spacers.

KDL-46V2500: inverter part # A1251295B
you're looking @ around 500-600 $ for the part

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SOURCE: Four blinking red lights.

the error code is triggered by the inverter fuses, which blow when the inverter fails

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