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KDF-E60A20 Video/Audio disappears every 30 secs or so but power on TV remains on.

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  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2007

    I turn on the tv and the power light comes on and the screen comes up along with the sound and then allof a sudden it shuts off the sound and the picture,but the power light stays on,in about 15-30 comes back on,that is the picture and the sound.Then it breaks down again and again.

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    Have the same problem sound and picture goes off and on

    I have Sony KDF - E60A20 60 Inch HDTV LCD Television Please tell me what the solution could be to repair. Thank you.

    Newell Warren

    E-mail Address [email protected]

  • ladyj3636 Apr 05, 2009

    I have the exact same problem! We have cleaned around the lamp and all. I lose sound and video but the green power light stays on. It will do this for appx. 40-55 minutes and then stay on.

  • maniacjugalo Apr 28, 2009

    id had the same as above, and solution 2 was exactly what i needed to do. thank you for the time to post your advice!



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It works!! First i took off the front panel. Just check your manual for instructions, very easy to do. If you do not have a manual just down load one from google.. The instruction are easy to follow. The screw they have you loosen with a alan wrench is attached to the plastic, so you do not have to worry about dropping it inside the tv. Removing the lamp was simple. once out you will notice on either side are two small mesh screens. One of mine was 80% blocked with dust, the other side was only 30-40% covered. I used a vacuum to remove the blockage, i did not want the dust and dirt to go inside the bulb. i then cleaned all around the lamp. Reinstalled, and we are go to go. The kids are happy and i am happier since my wife not be buying a new TV.
total cost of repair $.00
time required to fix, less than 15 minutes.

Also when my TV was loosing sound and picture and then return. I did turn off my TV, then turned on. I nothiced a red blinking light. Mine flashed 5 times. After some reserch, 5 times is video related, bulb or video board. google red flashing light with the model you have and you will find what all the codes mean.
So if yours is flashing 5 times try the above, it might work for you and it is well worth the time before you call a tech and drops hundreds of dollars.

hope this helps.

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You say disappears, could this be with a loud noise and then no video, and is it like cable being cut off, if so it sounds like tuner problems. Which at one time Sony had alot of.

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