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Hi, I have a Sony TV which is showing the 5 blink code, the picture is also predominantly pink. I have improved slightly using the G2 control, however the LED still blinks. Tested components on CRT base which appear to be ok. The red input on the CRT base is higher than the green or blue. I have a feeling the CRT has failed, would this cause an error code? The picture was fine for a long time before gradually failing in this way, would the IKB circuit have compensated for the CRT failure until it could no longer do so? Is there any way of getting a bit more life out of the CRT if it has failed?

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I can confirm that 5 blinks of the led means "unable to set grey scale" and I expect the software can no longer cope with the error.
You could try boosting the tube with a tube booster but it may kill the tube completely. In the old days we used to fit a 15% overwind for the heaters but that only gave us a few months on our rentals.
A new tube will fix it.
Try looking for a regunning facillity on Google. That will save you a small fortune!
Regards

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