Question about Sony Grand WEGA KDF-42WE655 42" Rear Projection HDTV
Watching tv and it went blank. The red light in front of TV blinks on and off 5 times reset power and the same problem just blinks 5 times. Thanks for any help.
5 flashes, bad lamp and/or lamp driver
4 flashes, bad or stuck fan
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
I think I've figured out the problem ! I hope this reaches you all. I
noticed that when I got the TV (in the winter season), I never had this
problem. The TV was working great. But as the temperature got warmer
and warmer and the humidity got higher and higher, that's when the
problems began. When I put the "temperature theory" to the test,
although I thought it was a long shot at the time, I had great success.
I thought, "what if I just tried to keep the TV temperature down ?" So
I put a small desk fan up against the left side of the TV, aimed it
toward the inside (through the vent) and put it on full blast. After
about five minutes or so, I turned the TV on and it STAYED ON ! (The
left side of the TV is where the over-heating power regulator is
As I did this on a regular basis, I had nothing but success. Few things:
#1 - Turning the fan on five minutes ahead of time turned out to be irelevant. Nowadays, I just turn the fan on 'high' just before I turn the TV on.
#2 - I have no air condintioning in my living room, so even though I have this fan, the TV will still shut off occasionally on really really hot days. I did, however, purchase one of those window fans and installed it in the closest window to the TV. This helps. Less light is getting in, and it's a bit cooler by the TV.
#3 - The desk fan that I have is very small, but quite powerful for it's size. It's white and made out of tough plastic. It's about 8 1/2 inches across and 10 1/2 inches high. It's made by a company called HOLMES.
I hope this reaches you all, and I hope you have the same luck that I did. We all probably spent a lot of money on this TV, and because Philips is being a douche-bag about it, we have to make due with what we have. Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck. p.s i didint make this got it from difrent place
Posted on Jul 02, 2009
As long as it is not your LAMP light this is pretty easy...I had mine plugged into a multi-outlet surge protector and as I added more stuff to the protector my tv would take longer and longer to come on until it finally wouldnt at all..a quick call to Sony got me the answer..You have to plug the tv directly into a wall outlet..not a surge protector..or get a single outlet surge protector..once I did this issue went away and never came back...
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
Help have same problem.....tv won't come on what to do?
Posted on Oct 11, 2008
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
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