20 Most Recent Sony KP-61XBR48 61" Rear Projection Television Questions & Answers


I'm at an estate sale looking at a used Sony

As a guess, 400.00 to 500.00 if it does work. if it doesn't, it would be a no go. Since it is a Analog TV because of it having Picture Tubes, there is not much of a demand for it.
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11/22/2013 12:16:13 AM • Sony KP-61XBR48... • Answered on Nov 22, 2013

Picture is pink and blue

I am going to guess the model number here is correct, sometimes it is not-----that is a older set.Not 3d looking but washed out or dull looking firstly.If you go to a unused video input with the color on the set turned to zero what color is the screen? It if correct should be something black and white or grey.One of the things you can do other than that is from the rear with set not plugged in, clean the 3 large lens==if dusty picture will be darker and dull looking---they are the light source for your picture.let me know if screen is 3d looking, screen with color off is B&W, and if cleaning the lens helps.SD TECH
12/4/2012 10:16:18 PM • Sony KP-61XBR48... • Answered on Dec 04, 2012

Left side seeing double and color a little odd

Possible there is shift in alignment which can be corrected only with a proper test pattern and resetting procedure.I would recommend that you must take opinion from Sony for estimation before any work is done.
12/5/2011 6:17:58 AM • Sony KP-61XBR48... • Answered on Dec 05, 2011

My tv turns on but

Thats the High Voltage Block The 8-598-955-12 is the sony part number but its been discontinued its going to be hard to locate. You may try www.tvrepairworld.com they may have one or possibly may be able to find one.
6/6/2011 3:35:12 PM • Sony KP-61XBR48... • Answered on Jun 06, 2011

Sony KP-61XBR48 Projection TV When power button


The issue you describe is consistent with a power supply board issue. This is the board where the AC goes to. This problem may have occurred as a result of irregular power supply, or excess power supply or power surge.

The TV is receiving current but cannot circulate or transfer the current to other necessary part of the TV because of the defective power supply board.

I do not think it needs replacement, rather some defective capacitors are causing this issue.
Open unit up and take a look at the power supply board.You will probably see one or more electrolytic filter capacitors that are bulged up in the top-not perfectly flat like the others.

The value of these capacitors will be different, most likely they will be somewhere around-820 to 2200uF/25 V( or /10V sometimes)

You can replace them with same values but I would recommend the voltage rating to be higher(like 35V for an original 25V) for reliability purposes.

What happens is,these bulged top capacitors will cause a low and unfiltered DC voltage=main board will malfunction(the relay will keep clicking until the caps are holding enough charge to bring the voltage up over a threshold point).

You can buy these capacitors at any Fry's or Radioshack store or you can order them online at vendors like "mcmelectronics.com"(look for electrolytic capacitors).
After replacing these capacitor(capacitors) most likely the normal operation will be restored.

Note: There may be also some other causes for this symptom ,like a defective T con board ,or main board,but the bulged top capacitors are the most common cause for this issue.

If you don't know about TV repairers, take the TV to the nearest repairman to fix the fault for you. Also, note that TV stores a lot of current, so wait a while before opening the TV back cover.

I hope this helps.

Good luck.
3/3/2011 9:32:38 PM • Sony KP-61XBR48... • Answered on Mar 03, 2011

I hit the power button,and

How many times does it flash in between each pause? Its a self diagnostic error codethat will tell me what the problem is. So please let me know
2/23/2011 5:36:54 PM • Sony KP-61XBR48... • Answered on Feb 23, 2011



The mirror in your unit is attached to the inside rear of the projector. If you remove all the screws around the perimeter of the top rear of the unit you should be able to remove the back and see the mirror. The mirror is held in with screws around the perimeter. Cost is about $100.00 US at http://www.encompass.com .

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11/30/2010 2:43:21 AM • Sony KP-61XBR48... • Answered on Nov 30, 2010

The unit will not power

B+ over current fault in the power supply circuit, probably a few bad resistors and some switching regulators. Call your local shop for immediate service, its a rear projection TV so it shouldn't cost too much to service this kind of fault. Here's a little trade secret for you, one good way of getting more years of use from your TV is by using a surge suppressor opposed to a surge protector. A good one will start at around $69.00 from BestBuy or Wallmart.
Here's a little basic knowledge on what a surge suppressor is and what it does : Click Here and here's how some will look Click Here.
After you get your TV serviced, be sure to use a good quality surge-suppressor to fully protect your TV from violent AC spikes. Using one will and years of life too your TV :-)

11/13/2010 7:07:41 AM • Sony KP-61XBR48... • Answered on Nov 13, 2010

Sony videoscope 61 inch has sound but no picture.

Remove rear lower metallic cover. Most likely one of the CRT (Cathode Ray Tube)s are leaking coolant down onto circuit that involves video operation causing a low voltage electrical short. You can clean the coolant off and rectify the short and probably earn your video returning, however the one leaking CRT will eventually over heat and require replacement.
9/29/2010 2:42:15 AM • Sony KP-61XBR48... • Answered on Sep 29, 2010

I have a Sony XBR


Thanks for using FixYa. Please post a comment with the no# of times the light blinks so that I can further assist you.



9/19/2010 8:06:42 PM • Sony KP-61XBR48... • Answered on Sep 19, 2010

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When I turn the tv off, there is a rainbow color

Hello Roger,
Sorry to hear you are having tv problems. This problem is caused by deflection circuit failure. That's the part that makes the electron beam sweep across and fill the screen. Depending on the size of the TV, you may find it better to buy new. A new board will not be available for a set that old. You may find a local shop that has the know how to repair Deflection Brds.

7/1/2010 12:33:59 PM • Sony KP-61XBR48... • Answered on Jul 01, 2010

I have a sony 61 in model kp-61xbr48. there is

its broked :[
2/8/2010 8:12:57 AM • Sony KP-61XBR48... • Answered on Feb 08, 2010

Suddenlly the color of my Kp=61xbr48 has thrown a

hi have u solved your problem cause I seem to have the same problem with mine
2/4/2010 9:50:34 PM • Sony KP-61XBR48... • Answered on Feb 04, 2010

Lg s12aw air codition standby light flashes

Please tell us what you want to do with the matter. Lower the room temperature if you want to stop it. Common sense says post an appropiate question...
12/5/2009 10:35:38 PM • Sony KP-61XBR48... • Answered on Dec 05, 2009

While watching a game, the score or small letters

Yes, its fixable, requires cleaning of three lenses, front screen and need focus adjustment by qualified tech.
12/5/2009 10:34:33 PM • Sony KP-61XBR48... • Answered on Dec 05, 2009

Problems with Sony KP-61XBR48 61 in. Rear

These sets have an AKB (Auto Kine Bias) circuit that increases the voltage to the CRT’s when they get weak, or just older. The average life span of a CRT tube is 7 years.
I think that one of your CRT’s has gone bad. If this is the case then you are looking at a high dollar repair, as one tube can cost around $300.00, if one is bad it won’t be long until the other two are bad as well.
You can try opening the front of the set and locate the focus block and look for a large black block that has 6 knobs on it. There will be three that have a F by them, (don’t touch these) and three that have an S by them. You can adjust these counter clockwise just a bit and you may get your screen or picture back. This is only one of the many reasons that Sony blanks the picture.

You can try this and let me know, I have some other issues that can come up, but they will require much more trouble shooting and time. I will share if you wish to repair the set, I am here to help.

I am doing this for free so please vote as best you can.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.
If you need further assistance please comment to this post and I will try to help you further.

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12/3/2009 6:43:22 AM • Sony KP-61XBR48... • Answered on Dec 03, 2009

Sony - KP61XBR48. I need to know a model of the replacement Lamp

First of all, there are no lamps inside this set, there are CRTs. These are not just replaced as lamps would be. The CRTs themselves will run at leas $80 each. To change these will require replacing the coolant for the CRT as well which is not a DYI type of job. The coolant is dangerous and needs to be handled carefully. Also, once a CRT is replaced, a complete mechanical and electronic convergence adjustment must be made. There is a specific order in which to do this that is outlined in the service manual and it requires a template that would need to be purchased as well.

Unless there is a specific problem that needs to be addressed, it is unlikely that any of the CRTs needs to be replaced.

If you are having a problem with the set, can you please update this with a description of the problem? We should be able to assist in the resulution of the problem with something less drastic than CRT replacement.

11/20/2009 6:22:42 PM • Sony KP-61XBR48... • Answered on Nov 20, 2009
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