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Kdf-e50-a10 optic block blue filter

I have a sony tv with a burn on the blue filter that is part of the optic block. Where can I find one.

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the optical assy is a large amount of work i wouldnt recomend doing it yorslf at all. please leave that to the pros. you have to completely disassemble the tv from the back. i can do it myself in about 45 min.

Posted on Oct 13, 2007

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SOURCE: Blue line problem with Sony Grand WEGA KDF-55WF655 Rear Projection TV.

We had the free repair from SONY for the blue dots and splotches. It works great now but you need to hurry and contact them as the offer expires I believe in December.

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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Yes, your optical block ( light engine) is bad. Heat generated by the lamp circuit with its poorly designed ventilation system, cause the LCD panels inside the light engine to fail. They are the size of a postage stamp. There are 3 LCDs, for red, blue, and green. The heat causes them to warp and de-laminate.

Sony has systematically downed played the scope of this issue. It appears however that virtually every LCD projector they make can develop damage in the light engine which is extremely expensive to fix.

I suggest contacting Sony and your state's attorney general's office of consumer complaints asking for action on this.

michtech

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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SOURCE: what is the difference between a light engine and optical block?

Light engine and the optical block are I beleive the same thing. This is an expensive repair.
I also own a 60" Sony rear projection (2 years old and so far so good).

Best of luck to you.

Bob

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

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contact Sony to see if you are eligable for a free repair.

Sony will cover the cost of the optical block repair (parts and labor) at no charge through December 31, 2008 for 2004 Model Year Grand WEGA™ Televisions with the blue spot problem.

Models: KDF-42WE655, KDF-50WE655, KDF-55WF655, KDF-60WF655, KDF-55XS955, KDF-60XS955, KF-42WE620, and KF-50WE620

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?news_id=
Read more: Help from Sony for LCD rear projection with blue spots - Home Theater Forum - Home Theater Systems - HomeTheaterShack.com http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/sony/5351-help-sony-lcd-rear-projection-blue-spots.html#ixzz0gm8a3718

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