Top 20 Sony KDS-R60XBR1 60" Projection HDTV Questions & Answers

The lamp for this model number is XL-5100
Before ordering the lamp, I would inspect the inside of the TV, be certain that the three fans are clean and free from dust. Often if a fan does not start the first time it may start on a restart. Due to the nature of televisions operating, dust seems drawn to these TV's. Cleaning the fans might correct your issue.

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Sorry to hear this, but your optical block has failed. Sony replaced a ton of these under warranty and then extended the warranty on these SXRD sets so they could replace many more. They even replaced the sets with LCD sets after a class action law suite. This was a "black eye" for Sony TVs and they stopped making the SXRD sets. Your set is vintage 2006 and there is no longer a warranty. You could replace the optical block with a rebuilt one, but the cost would be about the same as getting a new 60" LCD. I would suggest you do the latter.

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Those are retrace lines from too bright a picture. If you can't get them to go away with the brightness control then a repair is necessary

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There is nothing in the TV that should cause this. It sounds like a cable box/DVR problem.

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Samsung LN46A580P6FX
On the main board, IC104 (Part #SPX1587AT) is a 3.3VDC to 1.8VDC regulator. When this IC fails, the 1.8VDC drops substantially when the TV is turned on. After five minutes or so, the unit operates fine. This IC can be purchased from digikey for about $1.80.
Another fix is to attach a 1000uF 10 volts capacitor from ground to the DC source of this IC. I used a 1000uF 50V (overkill) for proof of concept. See attached pictures.


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You have a bad optical engine. This is a really good tv. This was caused by overheating. Tv is full of dust or in a cabinet. Its worth repairing. I would contact a local tv repairman. this is not a job a consumer could do,

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The tv is not the problem it's the elgato, during the setup it changed settings on the PS3. The problem can be fixed by changing display settings on the elgato software.

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Sounds like your light engine might have broken. Its around a $400 fix and I noticed Tri-State is having a sell on there about 341 its easy to replace it here is the link

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if it was working ok before then ring up and complain and get him back as he did not do the installation properly.

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When was the lamp this model uses for brightness last replaced? These as a rule have a 2,000 hour or 2 year average lifespan and many just before they fail will go darker, picture will come up slower and be a bit dim.

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That model should blink a series of blinks for an error code. Let me know how many blinks and I will assist with the issue.

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The info does not tell what is wrong---set has more than one fuse and if dead the set may still have lights on the front that light or blink (red one) in a specific sequence--5 blinks, pause and 5 blink etc.

A bit more info is needed to assist you.

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AKB is auto kine bias---means a problem related to one of the three picture tubes or the boards connected to each---if it showed in error buffer with a number to the right that is the number of times the error has been detected.

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If it has a lamp that has not been replaced in a long time it may be that---if it turns on slow and is somewhat dim that points to a lamp that is about to fail---set detects if lamp not full up or bright enough etc.

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Thats caused by a shorted audio circuit. Replacing the K board will solve that issue. You can get the replacement K board from the following link scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see the K board listed. They also have installation assistance if you need it.

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A 4 blink error means that you have a fan issue. Make sure fans are not clogged with dust or debree. If fans are free of debree replace the fan that is not spinning. There are 4 fans. 1 on the right. 1 on the left. 1 on the top and 1 on the back behind a metal shield.

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you have a power supply problem. The red lights indicates a power source failure. Probably a chip failure that is drawing too much power... needs a good tech guy to isolate the problem...

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Yes, there were and are known issues--"lamp door not properly closed" means that but something else.

What happens is door is warped from heat from lamp----with door off set will not function due to the safety switch----want to know if switch/door are the real problem?

Engage switch with something not metal and try to turn set on--if it and lamp come on do not look at lamp directly----do not operate with level bypassed and door removed as heat can warp the outer plate if no door.

If it comes on door is the problem---look at it edgewise---if warped a little the tab on back of door that engages the lever does not do its job.

If does not come on with lever engaged something else is wrong.

There was a recall that has ended regarding this---some were so bad they melted the lamp housing and even fused the front door of the lamp to the plastic around it.

Let me know what you find.

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The set may have more than one fan but---look on the fan as usually the voltage it uses is indicated--if so and removed apply the same voltage to it with it removed--either it runs or not.

There should be a service manual available online free for this set--the schematic will show what voltage is used....

that error code is just a general indication of what is wrong--if fan not getting voltage, not getting turned on, or bad.

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