Question about Sony BRAVIA KDL-40V3000 Television

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  • Anonymous Oct 04, 2008

    same prob, i replaced the lamp :( still same... pls help

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    my tv is doing the same

  • kassa4u Dec 15, 2008

    My television is two years old; it began to flash red and green two days ago, after turning it completely off for five minutes, then switching it back on it was fine. Unfortunately it did the same this morning and will not come on, even the fan does not come on anymore.

  • soccer10davi Feb 06, 2009

    same problem. green then red light flashes and tv keeps cutting out

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    same thing my tv is switching itself off flashing red and green



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Try to take the bulb out and put it bk in make sure the door on the side is locked or it will not come on

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I have the same problem on mine, my tv is only just 12 months old, in the last 4 weeks it had 2 new blocks put in as the tv was blue, it costing £700 each (under guarante for 3 years thank god) then lastnight the tv made a big bang then switched it self off and the sand by botton is now flashing red then green, i have to leave it 30 mins before i switch it on again then only last 10 mins before it does the same thing again, got sony coming out again to day to fix it, had it with this tv now hate it !!!!!

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