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post #1 of 6 Old 10-08-2010, 03:28 PM - Thread Starter
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What's wrong with my Sony LCD? Help please!


Less than 2 years ago I purchased the 46" Sony w4100 TV. (model kdl-46w4100)

Loved the television, was absolutely gorgeous, up until a couple weeks ago.


I started noticing faint redish horizontal lines running across the screen, mostly visible when there is a dark, but not all the way black, part of the image. It has deteriorated to the point where these lines are very noticeable now.

They sort of flash and scroll up and down just a bit.


I have tried every input, all have the same issue. I also tried unplugging everything, moving which outlet the TV's surge protector is plugged into (tried removing the surge protector also), and the issue is always present.

It's even there if I have no source connected at all and just hit the Home screen to bring something up on the display.

What kind of problem do you think I have? I'd like to get a repair, but having someone just come look at it is $150 that I would rather put toward a new TV if this one is done for.


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No answers, but I have to say this is scary. Another W4100 (52") owner posted this week about another issue affecting his display as well. My 52W4100 is now a 19 months old... You can bet I'll be following this thread and the last. Then again, I just saw the 52EX701 in Costco for $1299...

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I was gonna say bad HDMI input
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time to get it serviced
should be covered under warranty (unless you didn't get an extended one)
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LCD panel.

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Thanks for the help.

Contacting Sony, they don't want to even give a guess as to what is wrong, and they say that only a tech visiting my house can give me any help.


Unfortunately that is over $100 just for a visit, that I will probably regret once the tech tells me the cost of the repair.


I've heard a new LCD panel or a processing board could run up to $1000. At that point I would almost just rather get a new TV.

Thoughts on how much this could cost? Most repair shops wont even quote me without a paid for visit. Sigh.
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