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TV doesn't come on but has blinking light on front

Tv almost 4 yrs old. This morning it wouldn't turn on..just popped and little red light on front panel blinky, blinky at me... Called sony guy found out blinky was was blinking 6 times. He had me unplug for an hour then plug back in. Then it was blinking 7 times. He could't tell me what the blinky blinkys meant so I know you will be able to and suggest what I can or can't do.

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  • JPBIRDIE Nov 25, 2007

    Now have the same problem-AGAIN. Had power supply? replaced about a year and a half ago -$270- and is doing the same thing again. Called Sony the first time and they told me sorry they couldn't help me-TV was less than 2 years old at the time. Will no longer purchase anything from Sony even though I was a big fan.

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2007

    My KV-36HS500 is about almost 6 years old and had been running fine until I had a power outage. Now it doesn't want to turn on. My standby light blinks and I hear a lot of clicking, but it doesn't always come on. Sometimes it does turn on though, but it is a crapshoot. This is not the first Sony product that suddenly stopped working on me. Sony customer service was useless and sometimes rude. This is that last Sony I ever purchase!

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2007

    My landlord was repeatedly messin' wit my brakes in the basement. My fear was that my TV was going to burn out and it happened the next day when I had finished listening to music and went to turn on the TV it didn't want to turn on, so i disarmed the TV and thought that it was a fuse. When I took out trhe fuse my TV did turn on but when I armed my TV again in didn't turn on....So my point is that if anybody literally anybody can help me pleazzzzzzzzzzeeeeeeeee figure what it is and give me a brief description of where this problem is located?

  • mojo7171 Dec 27, 2007

    I have the same model and problem. I unplugged it for several days, then it worked again, but only for a couple of days. Now it is doing the same thing.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    same here

  • jbzer Jan 12, 2008

    Was amazed to find my problem described so perfectly here. It just happened and scared the heck out of me. I'll unplug it and try later. Good thing I have a smaller kitchen TV just in case it no longer works. Thanks everyone!

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    Same problem, the "Stand By" light blinks 6 times. When this first happened, I turned the TV off for the night, then back on the following morning and it worked for 1 week then same problem happened again. Now when it's plugged in the "Stank By" light blinks 6 times and the TV will not turn on.

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    Rebbecca Small Aug 01, 2008

    my tv won't turn on just makes the click sound like it wants to come on and blinking standby light, very irritating. Tried to unplug for several minutes and see if maybe we had digital cable hooked up wrong but still no luck.

  • pal4iam Sep 10, 2008

    started off with no picture & 6 blinks . Then i unplugged it for an hour tried it again no luck 6 blinks.Then i removed back panel vacuumed very carefully 
    the inside tried & it worked. As soon as i turned it off it didn't work & now
    it blinks 7 times so i unplugged it. Before i left i plugged it in & it turned on 
    & it worked again but as soon as it was turned off same deal.This is ridiculous paid over $2100.00 for this thing now this doesn't sony take any honor in there work what a scam. Sony the one & only Phony!.




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Don't try to lift the damn thing by yourself, unless you like slipped discs and hernias.

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It means that the horizontal sweep dirived power supply did not start up. The standby supply started and then when the horizontal started to but was shut down because of a short, the main supply also shut down, Thats what the 5 blinks compared to the 6 blinks mean. Now what can yoiu do. It all depends on how much you know about solid state serviceing. iof you know how to unsolder and resolder, read a schematic diagram, know how to use a scope and /or multimeter, know how to test transistors , capacitors and resistors, then maybe you can troubleshoot this puppy. If you answered just a maybe to any of the above, call in a pro to assist you as these sets have no user serviceable parts inside them. Also lots o ,lots o high voltage inside of them, even when they are unplugged. Now if you do know anything about electronics, first thing I would do would be to check the horizontal output trasistor along with the flyback transformer.

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