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KV-36FS200 WEGA Initial Setup Annoyance

My set is about 6 yrs old. It has begun showing the Initial Setup Request on a very frequent and intermittent basis. Very annoying. Even after running the set up procedure it continues. The Sony site gives "RESET" instructions for this trouble but it also does not do the job. What's wrong? About how much will it cost to fix? Should I shop for a new set? H-E-L-P P-L-E-A-S-E
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  • allmiles Sep 06, 2008

    Frequently the "initial setup" screen will pop up over my screen. I can't seem to get it to stop. Please help.

  • bswiss Oct 12, 2008

    I've been told this problem stems from liquid screen cleaners seeping onto the front control panel terminals causing bad connections and that sometimes rapid pressing of all the buttons sometimes clean the controls. Well I tried this and my set is working again without ever opening anything. I hope I'm not giving myself bad luck talking about it. Murphy's Law?!?!?!?!



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Hello my friends i beleive that you have some loose connections on the main board around the eprom

good luck

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

    ESTEBAN MERINO Oct 12, 2008

    that is a posibility,but i seen this before.



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