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 Thank you
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No,the tv main logic pcb board have dead components parts on it and also the tv video boad too.This tv must take to tvs shops and get estamate see it is worth the priced to be repair or compair the prices could be cheaper just replace another tv.
Have you ever cleaned the set front glass with windex or glass cleaner.Sometimes the fluid runs down before you can wipe and lands inside right on top of the push buttons that control ( CH,VOL, MENU, etc.) If this happens you can get this trouble. If you up to it take the cover off and look at the board just under the front edge of the crt. If you see green or grey residue you probably have to remove that corresponding TAC switch. You can just cut out and use the remote for that function.
This is commonly caused by the CRT going too weak, and the AKG circuits are switching off the bias to the CRT. This is part of the high voltage regulation protection.
Other causes, but are rare to cause this, are failures in the bias circuits, high voltage regulation (flyback assembly), and in the scan amplifiers.
With proper experience, reference to the service manual, and the proper set-up, it is possible to determine the causes of the failure, and service it. The cost of the parts will be rather expensive if you can still have access to them.
Maybe there are loose connections along the IC that supports the operation of your remote. This could also hamper initial set up operation of your unit. Also, check on loose connections along the power supply.
First give it a hard reset. To do this you must unplug the power cord for at least 4 hours; then try again. This will reset the internal programming and restore it to factory defaults settings. Unplugging for a shorter period of time may not do the trick.
If the hard reset does not solve the problem it has a defective eeprom OR a bad voltage regulator that feeds the controller IC/eeprom set. In which case you will need a tv tech to dignose the exact fault and determine the defective parts. (There are over 100 parts associated with these functions).
Came across this because I was having the same problem. I was getting the menu immediately. It started with the remotes not working with the TV, so I unplugged it. Afterwards, the initial setup appeared, but couldn't complete. I don't have anything connected to the tuner, everything is on video inputs. Don't know why it wouldn't complete, it would get 20-40 channels into it, and stop, and the "initial setup screen" appeared. I ended up turning off all peripherals, waited about 10 minutes, then running the setup. it finally completed the scan of the tuner channels, and has not appeared since. Perhaps just an accidental solution, but hopefully something in there helps.