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Sony KDF- 42WE655 Blinks 5 times No picture or sound

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.

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  • ishratg93 Sep 25, 2008

    Wega KDF-42WE655 blinks 4 times and doesn't even turn on when I switch it on.

  • Anonymous Oct 08, 2008

    Same exact problem, no picture or sound; hard reset did not help.

  • tonyfxdwg Oct 31, 2008

    light turns green for about a minute then... no picture but i have sound for 5 seconds ... the red light starts flashing 5 times.. replaced lamp ... still no fix

  • ebutler508 Nov 06, 2008

    I have the same problem but mine blinks 6 times still dont know what the hell it is...and cant get circuit city to send anyone out and its still under warrenty

  • rlrossclan Dec 21, 2008

    Same problem here...Power lamp lights up green for 1 min. then flashes red 5 times in intervals. I was told that it could possibly be a power supply issue or a fan issue.I have an authorized Sony repair facility due to call me on Dec.24th to verify the issue and a technician scheduled for the 26th. That's right... Xmas eve day and the day after Xmas.I can see that this will not be cheap if they want to come to my house the day after Xmas. Any help out there would be appreciated.

  • JEFFrey BAKER
    JEFFrey BAKER Feb 21, 2009

    my kdf-42we655 same prob standby light blinks 6 times no power checked the fuse good ,replaced the lamp 2 months ago not sure what else to do except buy a new t.v.

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    Dianne Apr 15, 2009

    I have 6 blinking lights and am serfing around here trying to find a solution. Now Im a wreck coz it looks like it could be a therm fuse or worse..$200 for bulb and now a fuse? and or a repairperson? I should have gotten a disposable tv..I trusted the name Sony..



    Also in my serfing the Optical thingy might not be good??!! Good grief..

  • rebeljustice Apr 27, 2009

    my 60' so0ny audio and visiual blinks..... and when it goes out the indicator light blinks red like 5 times before the pic and sound come back.. and its continuous... on the diagnostic its says the lamp driver ... does anyone know how much a part like goes for?? the bulb i know is $200. i'm just afraid of the repair guy milking me for money

  • ott_celts May 10, 2009

    I have a sony wega 42" lcd tv, it switch itself on and is not coming back on, the light keeps going red and switching itself from green to red and blinking, then another red light comes on underneath, it is almost 4 years old, does anyone know what wrong or will I have to get a new tv? Thanks for any advice or help.

  • nikki_seasid May 17, 2009

    My Sony Grand Wega cuts off about every 2 minutes then the green light flashes 42 times and it cuts back on? Does anyone have any clue what is wrong with it?

  • Dianne
    Dianne May 11, 2010

    Superman? Thanks for info- question tho..wheres the fan housing? Do I take off the backing?

  • james elliott Jul 18, 2010

    i have the sony wega model# kdf42we655 and the lamp light just flashes and that it no picture and no sound

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    red [power light blinks 5 times. what does this mean?

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5 flashes, bad lamp and/or lamp driver
4 flashes, bad or stuck fan

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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 located).
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

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OK I GOT IT 6 FLASHES IS THE Thermal Fuse blowing ITS LOCATED JUST ABOUVE THE FAN HOUSING FOR THE LAMP ON THE END OF A VERY LONG WIRE A LITTLE BLACK FUSE LOOKING LIKE A BLACK BOX.

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    JEFFrey BAKER Apr 13, 2009

    IF ANYBODY HAS ANY PROBLEMS WITH THERE SONY WEGA T.V. LET ME KNOW AND HERE'S THE CODE AND FIXES FOR A SONY GRAND WEGA

    The units in this manual contain a self-diagnostic function. If an error occurs, the POWER/STANDBY or LAMP LED will automatically begin to fl ash.

    The number of times the LED fl ashes translates to a probable source of the problem. A defi nition of the POWER/STANDBY or LAMP LED fl ash

    indicators is listed in the instruction manual for the user’s knowledge and reference. If an error symptom is diffi cult to reproduced use the Remote

    Commander to display the record that is stored at the internal NVM to specify the cause of the failure.

    Diagnostic Test Indicators

    When an error occurs, the POWER/STANDBY or LAMP LED will fl ash a set number of times to indicate the possible cause of the problem. If there

    is more than one error, the LED will identify the fi rst of the problem areas. If the errors occur simultaneously, the one that corresponds to the fewest

    fl ashes is identifi ed fi rst.

    Results for all of the following diagnostic items are displayed on screen. No error has occurred if the screen displays a “0”.

    Diagnostic Item

    Description

    Number of times

    STANDBY or LAMP LED

    lamp flashes

    Probable Cause Detected Symptoms



    Lamp cover error 3 times - Lamp cover is not fastened securely - No picture/No sound



    Fan error 4 times

    - Fan1-4 Power is not supplied.(G2 board)

    - Fan connector is not seated securely

    - Fan caught wires or harnesses

    - No picture/No sound



    Temp error 4 times

    - Internal temperature is too high

    - IIC-E line connector is not seated properly

    (WE:H3 board, WF/XS:H4 board)

    - No picture/No sound



    Lamp driver error 5 times - Lamp driver defect - No picture/No sound



    Low B error 6 times -No "DD 6V " output (G1 board) - No picture/No sound



    Audio error 7 times

    - Short-circuit of Audio power supply line

    (KD board, G1 board)

    - Blowout of a fuse

    (F4702,F4703,F4704 on KD board)

    - IC failure

    (IC4703,IC4708,IC4710 on KD board)

    - No picture/No sound



    D-OVP error 8 times

    - Overvoltage of +3.3V or +2.5V

    (A board, B board)

    - No picture/No sound



    ATSC-OVP error 10 times

    -No "DTL MODULE 5V " output

    (G1 board, G2 board)

    - No picture/No sound



    Lamp error LAMP-LED is ON. - Lamp is dead - No picture/No sound

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    JEFFrey BAKER Apr 19, 2009

    ocnpearl HELLO AND YES TO GET TO THE FAN HOUSING YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE OFF THE BACK AND TAKE OUT THE OPTICAL BLOCK IF YOU NEED HELP WITH IT I'LL POST A LINK TO A WEB SIGHT WERE YOU CAN DOWNLOAD A SERVICE MANUAL FOR FREE FOR THE T.V. JUST LOOK FOR THE MODEL NUMBER AND CLICK ON IT, IT HAS PICTURE AND STEP BY STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO TAKE YOUR T.V. APART http://www.schematicsforfree.com/archive...

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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...

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Help have same problem.....tv won't come on what to do?

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