TV is broken: ON light goes from Green to Red in a matter of seconds. I need to purchase a proper power supply. I am currently using an after market universal power supply. please advise on COST + shipping for this item.
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When a set is powered up, there are internal checks that are performed. The initial green light indicates that power has been applied. The flashing red light indicates that a problem was found that is preventing the set from functioning properly and it has shutdown to prevent further damaeg. If you can supply the model number, I may be able to provide additional details. Also, check to see if the flashing red light has a pattern. Quite often the pattern will indicate what problem was detected.
You definitely have a bad lamp. Sony rates the lamp life at between 4000 and 8000 hours. There are 3 things that effect the lamp life, listed in order of importance: 1) number of times the lamp is turned on and off. Every time the lamp is first fired, it takes life off the lamp. Customers I see that turn the TV on in the morning, leave it on all day and then turn it off on the evening can get up to 12000 lamp hours 2) ventilation. Be sure you have at least 6 inches of open space all the way around the set and that the vents are clear of dust and debris. 3) power. If the power is interrupted when the set is on, there cannot be a proper cool down cycle. The fans will run after you turn the set off to properly cool it down, if the power is lost this cannot happen. If your power is unreliable, buy a small UPS to let the set finish a cool down cycle
Occasionally a lamp will faill before the average lamp time due to being defective. from your purchase date it sounds like you got about average lamp time. Be sure to purchase AN ORIGINAL SONY LAMP as a replacement, becuase the aftermarket lamps are bad news, Be sure to rate this solution. Thanks!