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Sony KP-61V25 Slow to turn on

Sony KP-61V25 has been great since I bought it new in Jan 96.  Recently, it has started taking a LONG time to turn on.  Audio comes on quickly, but picture takes 5-10 minutes at least to come on.  When it does, we get one or two colors at first, then shortly follows the 3rd color and everything works great/looks great! 


I am assuming this is a sign that something is about to fail, any idea what?  Is it worth fixing?  I love the TV and have it sunk into a wall, so replacing it will not be so easy as I will have to re-build the wall after removal.

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Carl Manaloto

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SOURCE: SONY KP53HS30 rear projection TV screen suddenly turned blue....

The blinking 5 times is an error code meaning that the white balance has a failure. And because you are experiencing a blueish screen then your problem lies in the circuit of the blue picture tube or possibly the blue tube itself is starting to go bad.


Posted on Feb 10, 2008



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SOURCE: picture looks curved (concave curve) on my sony KP-46WT510

You may have a convergence problem. Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos.

  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.

Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the tv settings then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move them up, down, left, and right.

If you can't move them in all directions your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site They have put together a kits for most models. If you don't see a kit for your set send them a quick email and they will put one together for you. Their kits includes photo instruction guides, original Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, etc.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009


Shahid Electronics

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SOURCE: Sony HD Projection TV - Picture bent and seeing multiple colors

This is due to failure of convergence out ICs that need to be replaced in D board.
If you are comfortable with TV repair let me know to provide you technical info to fix TV.

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

SD Tech

SD Tech

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SOURCE: I have a Sony KP-46WT500, vintage 2003 ish TV,

It depends on whether you can do the repair yourself---it sounds like you have a bad convergence ic--this model uses two STK-392-560 convergence chips(You can buy both on Ebay for less than 15 dollars plus shipping.)

Most of the time just the two chips need to be replaced and the set adjusted with the remote.
Many shops will charge 300 or more for this kind of repair---This repair should be able to be done in your home---I have done hundreds of them---shop around and see if you can find someone who will do it in your home--if they say it has to go to shop keep looking. I do this kind of repair here for 200-250 depending on the set--I doubt you could replace this set for 200 but it is a economic decision.

If you have questions or need help contact me here.

I do this here for free so if this has helped you take a moment to give me a vote here.


Posted on Sep 02, 2009


Rusty Morales

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SOURCE: 1. My Sony KP-57WS500 TV is turning blue after

Sounds like the picture tubes are failing,common on sony. do you notice any thin horizontal lines? You mite get lucky and be able to adjust the voltages. Remove back cover and look inside to see which tubes are lighting up.The front panel below the screen will come off and behind it is a small access cover.remove it. there you will find the voltage controls (its a plastic square with 6 knobs). 2 knobs for each tube, 1 is focus the other is the voltage labeled "screen". they are marked so look closely. Green is always in the middle but sometimes they flip the controls for red and blue so pay attention to which you are controlling .slowly adjust screen voltages to see if you can get it to stay on. If you over do it those thin horizontal lines will pop up and the tv will shut off again. If you already have lines back off the voltage by turning knob to the left slowly until they diappear. If that seems to fix it but the problem but it comes back later, then the tubes are shot. good luck!

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

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