20 Most Recent Sony KDF-42WE655 Television Questions & Answers

Set-up (Programming) procedure is too much to type in here, and is not practical and it will differ brand-to-brand remote controls. If you wish to get more; check the sites linked here. It has set-up code list & set-up procedure to many popular brand remote controls. One among it has general set-up codes to check with TVs and other devices are given, in the order of the 'device's brand name list' in alphabetical order. Pull up older posts. Search the sites by type in the brand name to your device in its search box at the top right part of the display window. It will help you to find the document easily. http://remotesearch.blogspot.com/ http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/ http://electrohelponline.blogspot.com/ Type in the brand name only of your device, in the search box [at the top right] of the display window and the Search will start at once as you type in, and will show you all the related posts. It will make surf easy.

Sony KDF-42WE655... • Answered on Mar 12, 2015

sound like you have samsungs dlp white spots plague, which just gets worst. samsung are aware of the problem, so you need to get in touch under the warranty.

Sony KDF-42WE655... • Answered on Nov 25, 2013

if the screen is lit then would say the screen driver has gone. check the part number on a search engine to find a replacement when they get old or to hot they can stop displaying or make strange lines and dots every were. .

Sony KDF-42WE655... • Answered on Nov 24, 2013

If the power to lamp inverter board is absent, this kind of fault cann occur. If you wish to get more details, check the site linked here. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/ Selecting the view option, either to Mosaic / Time slide, can be selected by the drop-down list, at the top left of the display window, will make surf easy. You can also do a search, by type in the brand name/model number/IC used, in the search box at the top right of the display window.

Sony KDF-42WE655... • Answered on Oct 10, 2013

10 blinks denotes an audio circuit fault. to get more details, surf this link. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/

Sony KDF-42WE655... • Answered on May 22, 2013

tried with other remote controller like universal still doesn't work?

Sony KDF-42WE655... • Answered on Sep 27, 2012

After changing the lamp, the lamp reset must be done. Refer the user manual for details.

Sony KDF-42WE655... • Answered on Jul 06, 2012

It could be a sign the lamp is nearing the end of its 2000 hour life--another indication is when it turns off do you get blinking lights on front of set or not?

Sony KDF-42WE655... • Answered on May 30, 2012

see other solution and remove and inspect lamp.The set will shut down if lamp fails to come on.

Sony KDF-42WE655... • Answered on Mar 12, 2012


Yes. When the lamp warning comes on the TV goes in forced standby and all the TV functions are disabled. In normal conditions the lamp warning comes when the lamp has exceeded the life hours prescribed for the lamp. The main controller board sends the TV in standby disabling operations and turns on the lamp LED.

Replacement instructions are shown in page 1 of the user manual below:

Here user manual: KDF-42WE655 QSG

About the spare I suggest buying a lamp replacement that already includes housing, not the bulb only. That will make installation easier. RRP of the lamp is about $180. Below I have reported examples of sellers distributing the part at cheaper price. I suggest to use Google to find more offers. Here examples:


Sony kdf42we655 lamp with housing xl2100


Tv Lamp Xl-2100u For Sony Kdf-42we655, Kdf-50we655, Kdf-60xbr950,



Sony KDF-42WE655... • Answered on Sep 21, 2011

This blue dots problem is due to defective blue lcd and related uv filters/ polarizers in optic block (light engine) and optic block will be replace to fis that issue.
It would be costly fix and an experienced tech is needed to do the job. You can expect $1000 repair cost.

Sony KDF-42WE655... • Answered on Aug 29, 2011

You have a Bad Optical unit block,also known as the Light Engine.
PN# A-1084-658-A Price $1,192.39 - core refund $500.00 = $692.39
Encompass Parts has (1) in stock 1-800-638-3328 .
Did you buy warranty on this set when you first got it?

Sony KDF-42WE655... • Answered on Jul 29, 2011

This is becoming an increasingly common issue.

There's a good chance you have failing electrolytic capacitors either in the power section or the inverter section or both. In your case, I would concentrate on the power board.

Any caps in these sections that look bulged at the top, or bulged/leaking at the bottom need to be replaced.
If you repeatedly turn it off and on, eventually it'll probably stay on, but every time you turn it off, the TV will get harder and harder to start up until one day it just won't.
Sometimes you have to do the opposite to start it up and unplug it for some time and then try again.

If you aren't tech savvy, don't worry, read the rest of this solution and watch the videos.

If you are handy with a soldering iron and can identify the power supply and inverter / FM section for the backlights, an inexpensive handful of capacitors will likely fix you right up.
Match the capacitance on the capacitors. Go over voltage if you can, and still have them fit.
IE - it's not a bad idea to replace a 10V cap with a 16V or 25V or even a 50V, but don't replace a 680uF cap with a 500uF or a 1000uF (unless you are positive it's only doing ripple filtering, and even then, you should go OVER, not under the uF rating).

Most of the caps that go are 10V 1000uF or 3300uF.

I found some great videos of the procedure (for many Samsungs with the same issue) on youtube.


As you can see, this issue spans plasma TVs, as well as large and small LCD TVs and monitors.
The parts are cheap, and skill required is minimal.

Sony KDF-42WE655... • Answered on Jul 02, 2011

unplug the TV's power cord. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, repeat. Plug it back in and try again.
If this doesn't work, you should contact a repair shop or the place of purchase. Is the TV still under warranty or extended warranty?

Sony KDF-42WE655... • Answered on Apr 13, 2011

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