Hi to everybody
I've been an XBR8 owner since almost day one. Bought it from a local Sony store here in Montreal. It was a demo unit, the last one in the region.
It's been very reliable and fun to watch.
My first issue was a bad LCD panel. Every second horizontal line was defective. It was discussed here in this thread. That was replaced under warranty.
Second issue was the vertical lines, I turned off DRC and all if fine.
Today, it doesn't want to turn on. Standby red led flashes 13 times. I disconnected the TV for 5 minutes, replugged it, while Green led is on I turned it on with the master On switch at the top of the set. It turned on and I was able to get a picture, all was fine. Other symptom my son just told me about, colour patches appears on the screen as if a magnet is close ! It's fine after a few minutes
I then turned it off with the remote and it went back into standby and flash 13 times. I have disconnected it again and leaving it for a few hours.
In the mean time I found the servcie manul and 13 blink standby is either problem with Panel, fans, CB1 board, G6 or G7 board, FBU board.
I'd like to fix it myself. I do have good soldering skill (assembled a audio Amp and Vacuum tube Pre-amp in the last few winters)
Does anybody have experience with this problem or input as to what to concentrated on at first?
Last edited by dannyss; 10-01-2014 at 09:58 AM.
Reason: added info