Question about Televison & Video
Wont turn on
I had the same problem guys! This is what I did:
My T.V. wouldn't turn on. The standby light was flashing six times, then four, then seven...I called Sony and they told me to unplug it for a couple of minutes, then try it again...didn't work....BUT, I have found a solution:
Try unpluging your T.V. for 4 hours+, then turn it back on. Worked for me! It's called a "hard reset" by sony. I had my T.V. unplugged for the whole day though.
Posted on Jan 06, 2008
Ok i just started my tv and it was in stand by mode...
i found the fastest way instead of waiting forever i just unplugged it and restarted it ... nothing then i read these i remembered having to hard reset my laptop after it froze in sleep mode so i tried what i had to do then i unplugged the tv held the power button for about 30 seconds let go and plugged it back in and the screen was back it was out of standby ... you may have to do a couple times at most but if this doesn't help i would call a repair man after about a half or hour of trying ... but remember it will cost ... hope this helps :)
Posted on Jul 07, 2010
My Sony Bravia is only weeks old...had the red light blinking twice...called Sony...had me unplugged the TV and hold the power button on the TV for a minute...it worked this time. Waiting to see if it happens again.
Posted on Mar 24, 2010
We have a Sony Bravia KDL52w3000, it's only 2 years old and every once in a while when we turn it on, we hear a little buzz, then it jumps directly to Standby. After that, it won't turn on anymore. We called Sony they told us to get it serviced. Got an authorized Sony tech, a Sears tech, and he said it's the PC power module and needs to be replaced for about $450. We delayed a week, it happened again, so we called Sears and they sent another tech to fix the problem...he diagnosed the tv and said we need to replace the entire board for $2806.00 and that doesn't include labor, that's right, there is no mistype here...We asked Sears for a third opinion since there was such a huge gap in the estimate and a "senior tech" was sent to us, but without even looking at the tv, he walked to our front door, said it was a waste of his time, and then suggested we should just pay the $2806.00 plus labor or get a new tv.
Our tv is out of warranty, we paid $2400.00 for the stupid tv 2 years ago, and now they want to charge us more than it costs to buy a new. Sony won't stand by it's product, so and I'm telling anyone with any sense that will listen...DON'T CALL SEARS AND DON'T BUY A SONY!!!!!!!!!
Posted on Jan 27, 2010
TV was working fine. I put the DVD in standby mode to answer the phone. I came back 10min later and the TV stand by light was flashing 4 time pauses and again. I tried everything, reset button, unplus for days. Keep it plugged for hours. Nothing. This is my last Sony TV. My TV is a Trinitron KV-27FV16.
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
I found these (blinking) fault codes online and thought I would share with you all:
Found the codes:
* Unit is dead, No blinks - Problem in the standby power section. Might check fuse, R607, Q601, IC601, R612 and VDR601 (should show open).
* Continuous blink once a second, no pausing - No reply from the jungle IC301 data bus is busy, shorted to ground, or held high), IK video path is defective.
* One blink - not used for the self-diagnosis
* Two blinks - B+ over current protection (OCP), unit goes to the standby mode then displays the 2 blink fault. Could be a short in the power supply of any of the circuits.
* Three blinks - B+ over voltage protection (OVP), unit goes to the standby mode then displays the 3 blink fault. This is also a problem in the power supply circuit, check T603 and R672.
* Four blinks - No vertical Deflection (V STOP), Screen goes to a single horizontal line then the video signal muted. Check IC1509, Q1505
* Five blinks - AKB circuit (automatic kine bias), the timer/standby indicator blinks for about 30 seconds then goes to the self-diagnosis function. Something is wrong with the video. Check video out, Q705, 732, 761 and other components on the C board, also check Q218, 219, 220 on the A board. In addition, unit could be in IK blanking, try turning up screen slightly.
* Six blinks - No Horizontal (H STOP), no raster, goes to the blinking self-diagnosis function immediately. Check C515 & 516 and the jungle IC, IC206.
* Seven blinks - High voltage shutdown. The high voltage has exceeded 33k and the unit goes immediately into safety shutdown. Check power supply regulation and horizontal circuits.
* Eight blinks - Problem with the audio (AUDIO), unit goes to standby and blinks the self-diagnosis code. Check IC406 audio amp, PS401, and 402. On some projection models of Sony TV sets, this code means that T8005 (flyback transformer), or the associative components in the high voltage circuits are defective on the D board.
* Nine blinks - Replace D 6116 and D 6301 on the "G" board, do not resolder as this will fix the problem temporary. Or Panel Module Error or Thermal Error. If it is intermittent 9 blinks, meaning sometimes the TV comes on and other times you get flashing, then change the switching regulator on the "G" board or check connections. Make sure the regulator is -12 or -13 (negitive).
* Ten blinks - Check Q8014 and Q8013 for shorts, leakage, or bad solder connections on the " D" board. If the transistors are bad, check R8051 and IC8005, also on the "D" board.
Posted on Jul 23, 2012
Happened to me during 4th quarter of Dallas game. After 2 hours of research and a tech. call, will be trashing set. Owned 3 Sonys in last 20 years, this will be my last.
Posted on Jan 15, 2008
I turned my set and waited 30 seconds and then it was fine.
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
What did he mean he turned his set? Does he mean that he turned the channel?
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
I have a Samsung bought 5/08--was working great til yesterday. First time took 1/2 hr to turn on, next time 20 min, next day never would turn on. Service avail in 10 days--under warranty...we'll see (they said sounded like static on circuit board, suggested unplugging-still no luck. Guess I gotta wait and see...bummer.
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
I was playing Xbox on my grandfather's "new" tv( i think he bought it from someone) and this same problem occurs. Light just blinks 4 times, over and over. After some research i find out its a circuit problem that isn't worth the money to fix. Now i think my grandfather thinks i broke his tv. Thanks Sony.
Posted on Apr 02, 2013
Buy Panasonic. No problems. I've had one for 20 years. Life is Good.
Posted on Jul 19, 2012
12:09 AM Connecting...12:09 AM Connected. A support representative will be with you shortly.12:09 AM Support session established with Pamela - (C4IC).12:09 AM Pamela - (C4IC): Hi. Welcome to Sony Online Support. I'm Pamela.12:09 AM Customer: Hi12:09 AM Customer: I am facing problem with my SONY tv12:09 AM Customer: power on problem12:10 AM Customer: I purchased it 1.5 year back12:10 AM Pamela - (C4IC): I understand that the TV is not turn ON and the light is blinking. Is that correct?12:10 AM Customer: till now i had problem with HDMI only.12:10 AM Customer: Yes12:10 AM Customer: yesterday screen started blinking12:10 AM Customer: but after few mins, everything was fine12:11 AM Customer: but today when i turned it on, i saw same thing.12:11 AM Customer: So i did factory reset12:11 AM Customer: and now it doesnt turn on12:11 AM Customer: it was responding to menu after turning on. but blinking.12:12 AM Customer: I turned off ambiant sensor from menu.12:12 AM Customer: now it doesnt turn on even for a nano second12:12 AM Customer: red light is blinking.12:12 AM Customer: when i press power on, it show green and immediatly red ligh12:12 AM Customer: what do i do12:13 AM Pamela - (C4IC): Thanks for all the information. I will assist you in this regard.12:13 AM Pamela - (C4IC): Are you with the unit now?12:13 AM Customer: yes12:14 AM Pamela - (C4IC): I am going to ask you some additional questions, in order to determine what is causing the TV not to turn ON.12:14 AM Customer: ok12:14 AM Pamela - (C4IC): Let me know the # of times the standby light blinkng on the frpont panel of the TV.12:15 AM Customer: i have to check12:15 AM Pamela - (C4IC): Sure, please go ahead.12:16 AM Customer: i plugged power cable to switch12:17 AM Customer: it showed red light12:17 AM Customer: then i click power on on my remote12:17 AM Customer: it showed green on tv12:17 AM Customer: in few milliseconds , i heard a sound.. 'tnn'12:18 AM Customer: then green light turned to red and screen is black12:18 AM Customer: it is blinking continuously for 5 times12:18 AM Customer: then a pause of a while12:18 AM Customer: and then again 5 times blink(in red light only)12:18 AM Customer: then pause12:19 AM Customer: and so on...blink continue in sequence of 512:19 AM Pamela - (C4IC): Thanks for the information.12:19 AM Pamela - (C4IC): Let me know if the TV is connected to a surge protector or to a power strip.12:19 AM Customer: power strip12:20 AM Pamela - (C4IC): Let's try power resetting the TV and check if that helps.12:20 AM Customer: how do i do that12:20 AM Customer: ?12:20 AM Pamela - (C4IC): First, turn OFF the TV.12:20 AM Pamela - (C4IC): Then, disconnect the power cord of the TV from the wall outlet for one minute.12:20 AM Pamela - (C4IC): After one minute, reconnect the power cord directly to a different known working wall outlet without using any power strip or surge protector.12:20 AM Pamela - (C4IC): Then, turn ON the TV and check.12:22 AM Customer: turned on... green light is there..after few milliseconds, there was a brightness on tv but with a sound, it turned in black screen and green light turned to red12:22 AM Customer: n red light blinking12:22 AM Pamela - (C4IC): Did you try connecting the TV to a different wall outlet?12:22 AM Customer: ok.. trying12:23 AM Pamela - (C4IC): Okay, please go ahead.12:25 AM Customer: A different behavior this time12:25 AM Customer: i attached tv power cable to a power strip and power strip to different wall outlet12:25 AM Customer: now turned on12:26 AM Customer: green and yellow both lights are blinking12:26 AM Customer: nothing there on screen12:26 AM Customer: its black12:26 AM Customer: this time it has not turned to red12:26 AM Customer: yellow and green lights are blinking12:27 AM Pamela - (C4IC): Please connect the power cord directly to a known working wall outlet without using any power strip or surge protector.
12:27 AM Customer: ok12:29 AM Pamela - (C4IC): Let me know the status of the issue.12:29 AM Customer: i put power cable on different port12:29 AM Customer: wall outlet i mean12:30 AM Customer: this time TV came up with green light12:30 AM Customer: stream is there on tv screen12:30 AM Customer: but it is blinking a lot12:31 AM Customer: same problem which i saw since yesterday12:31 AM Customer: TV channel stream is playing properly but screen is blinking12:32 AM Pamela - (C4IC): Unfortunately the available troubleshooting has not resolved your issue.12:32 AM Pamela - (C4IC): Based upon these results, it appears that the issue can be resolved only after physically examining your TV.
12:32 AM Pamela - (C4IC): Therefore, I suggest that you contact our authorized service technicians to get the unit physically examined.12:32 AM Pamela - (C4IC): May I have your area zip code so I can check if there are any Sony authorized service locations near you?12:32 AM Customer: 201301, noida, in India12:33 AM Pamela - (C4IC): Thanks for the information.12:33 AM Customer: Yes, i purchased TV from authorized SONY TV showroom. They must be providing service. I am not very sure12:34 AM Pamela - (C4IC): In that case, I will forward a link to the page where you can find the contact information about the Sony service center in India.12:34 AM Customer: what actually problem earlier... you asked to change port and now TV turned on... why so, is there any fault with that wall outlet.. I daily connect to same wall outlet..12:35 AM Pamela - (C4IC): Yes, there may be some power conflict.12:35 AM Customer: today when i connected to same port, TV didnt turn on... but after your steps, TV turned on..12:35 AM Customer: power conflict??12:36 AM Customer: what does power conflict mean?12:37 AM Pamela - (C4IC): Power conflict may be some issues with the wall outlet to output the power.12:37 AM Pamela - (C4IC): I will forward a link to the page where you can find the contact information about the Sony service center in India.12:37 AM Pamela - (C4IC) has sent a link:http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/Support/12:37 AM Customer: My TV is just few inches above my refrigerator.. and these days due to hot weather outside, i have set refrigerator on high power.12:37 AM Customer: could it be a reason?12:38 AM Customer: i heard there is a humadity sensor, n due to more humadity, TV doesnt turn on.. i read on internet, people use blow dryer and vaccum cleaner to reduce humadity and to turn on their TV, when they face this problem12:39 AM Customer: is it right way?12:39 AM Customer: Many people solved problem this way... i havent tried because i dont have blow dryer.. could humadity be a reason on not turning on?12:40 AM Pamela - (C4IC): It is not recommended to operate the TV below 41 degree Fahrenheit (5 degree Celsius).12:41 AM Customer: Temp here is 32 celsius these days in night.12:42 AM Customer: I will call TV service senter to repair blink problem... do u have any troubleshooting guide for blink problem?12:44 AM Pamela - (C4IC): We have tried the possible troubleshooting steps.
12:44 AM Pamela - (C4IC): I suggest that you get the TV physically examined by the service technician to kno
Posted on May 17, 2012
I have the same problem....I bought my tv for an easy relaxing day, and now all i see is thi stupid red button blinking. What the tv guy said was best was to just screw sony. They only use cheap equipment to get you to buy more so they get more. Sony isnt a great brand. so id go with panasonic.
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
My red light blinks twice. ..I tried to unplug my Sony Bravia for and hold the power button for 30 seconds and nothing happened the 1st time. I did it again the second time and when I plugged my tv up it clicked 3-4 times by itself but still nothing. Am i able to remove my tv from standby mode? Would this prevent these issues?
Posted on Jul 27, 2014
Circuit board needs to be replaced.. happened to my sony.. It was a rare for me that it was still under warranty..
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
Other threads on the web indicates it's a IK blanking circuit problem (the tv will automatically blank when certain picture specifications are not met). The temporary fix is to turn up the 'screen' voltage slightly by adjusting a knob at the HV coil at the back of the set.
Another solution offered was to bypass the IK blanking circuit with three diodes near the jungle IC (?). I'm interested to hear from qualified Sony TV repairmen whether this is a proper solution to an apparently common problem!
Posted on Jan 13, 2008
try checking the soldered joints on the main circut board that attach the larger metal components...I re-soldered aprox 40 connections and now the tv works great!
Posted on Jan 31, 2008
Same exact thing happened to my 27" Trinitron purchased in 1998. I tried all the rudamentary stuff that Sony had on their esupport page, but nothing worked. In our case, it went out while my daughter was watching it. I think the time has come to scrap it, and consider a different television, and I don't think I'll go with Sony this time. I hope the rest of you have better luck.
Posted on Feb 17, 2008
Any malfunction associated with a flashing stand-by light usually indicates a
circuit problem or defective component. Unfortunately, the days of
taking off the back cover of your TV and replacing a defective tube or
fuse are long gone. Proper servicing will require troubleshooting
procedures that can only be performed by a qualified electronic repair
facility or professional television repair person. Ask for an estimate
and a realistic appraisal of whether the set can be adequately fixed.
Depending on the age and condition of your TV it may not be cost
effective to repair.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
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