We have this 4 year old TV and changed the buld at least 3 times this 3 months. The person we got the bulbs from said that either the TV is "eating" the bulbs or that he had a bad shipment........so we changed the place we got the bulb from and this time it worked for 3 weeks and today it will not start again. The light turns green then immediately turns red.
Why is it doing this any idea???
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Re: Sony LCD projection TV - bulb problem
This set has many reasons for the lamp not to light,,it also has some help for us to try to diagnose the problem,,when you turn on the set and the green lite blinks for a bit,,then the green lite goes out and the red light will start to blink,,please count the blink pattern,,and let us know what it is..probably something like 5 blinks the repeats,,or 4 blinks then repeats..let us know the number of blinks
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Hi,Osram lamps average around 3000-4000 hrs.Normally 1 -1 1/2 yr.I do think the lamp went out.The ballast is a possibility,when it's going bad it will make clicking noises or attempts to light the bulb.I recommend to get the Original Philips lamp for they average 6000-8000 hrs 3-4 yrs.
I have the same issue, we've had to change our bulb three times in less than two years. now we have 61" expensive paper weight. Our current bulb is less than 6 months old. The TV is only 2 years old and like i said this is our third bulb.
the blue light blinks 4 times. you get sound. then a few minutes the the picture returns... then it goes out, and the cycle goes on.
NAKE SURE YOUR FRONT COVER THAT GOES OVER THE LIGHT IS'NT ON TO TIGHT ALSO CHECK THE 2 SCREWS THAT MOUNT THE LAMP COVER MAKE SURE THERE NOT TO TIGHT AND THAT THERE BOTH SCREWED IN THE SAME AMOUNT AND ALSO CHECK THE FAN ON THE BACK OF YOUR T.V. AND CLEAN IT IF NEEDED
I had the same problem with my 4 yr old Sony KDF60WF655 rear projection set, and I was fortunate to buy a 4 year extended warranty - because it was the "Optic Block", ($1300. -not incl labor), that was replaced to fix the problem. That part contains all new LCDs, & multiple Lens & some electronics. I had already got a new bulb (under warranty) a few weeks earlier, that I had not yet installed so the service guy did replace that as well. (This happened 3 weeks before my warranty ended).
He told me that he replaces hundreds of Sony Optic Blocks every year and that many Sony Rear Projection sets have automatic FACTORY extended warranties (up to 10 years), because of some known problems with the blue LCD panels. You might want to contact a SONY office & see if your set is covered.
ALSO - The tech checked my Service Codes & showed me the TV had been running for 10051 hours in about 4 years - on the Original bulb! He was quite surprised because he said the bulbs usually last about 5000 - 7000 hours. He also said it's good to replace them BEFORE they go bad, because they can sometimes burn out the amplifier that powers the bulb, (which is a seperate piece that attaches to the outside of the Optic Block). My TV is like new now.
I sounds like the projection bulb has failed. I think there is a red lamp on the front that lights up when the bulb fails however.
This sounds very similiar to what mine did when the bulb failed about 2 months ago. Once the buld fails the TV will shut itself down and keep doing that until the bulb is replaced.
Hey there I think the problem is coming from your LCD chips not your bulb, the bulb has nothing to do with the color or skwiggly lines it just shoots out white light,your LCD chips are burnt and the problem will not stop by changing your light bulb you need to replace the OPTICAL BLOCK the skwiggly line will just get worst with time
hope this helps
If picture quality is poor, be sure you aligned the bulb in the correct manner and be sure the cover for the bulb is not loose. Also, you might want to re check you picture setting as it might have gotten reset when you pulled the plug (I hope you pulled the plug when replacing the bulb).
Heres another solution (maybe temporary) to the problem of no picture and no sound for 30 seconds. I had my tv's power saving setting on "standard" before. After I switched it to "reduced", the problem was fixed. It has been almost two weeks without the problem. I think its a good fix until the new bulb comes in the mail.
mine did the same thing, call panasonic its the buld blown. just had mine replaced under warranty for 18 months after that bulb is 284.00 they've had a lot of problems with the bulbs in these tv's you can search gooogle for them