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post #1 of 3 Old 02-05-2012, 11:03 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi, I have a Sony Bravia LCOS KDS-50A3000. The problem i am having is the red troubleshooting light on the front is blinking 6 times. I checked the lamp and that seems fine. I unplugged the tv and cleansd the dust off and let it sit in case there was a an overheating issue. The red light still blinks six times. Sony could give me no information, just repair people #s. Any help will be greatly appreciated thanks.
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6 blinks is a lamp cover error.
There is a switch that detects whether the lamp cover is completely closed. A warped (from heat) cover or housing can cause the error, as well as a bad switch.

On older models there were two switches that detected if the lamp was fully inserted and either of those would also trigger a "cover" error. (and they were not documented since they were part of the light engine - found only by tracing wires)

Of course a failure on the main board could also cause the processor to fail to detect the switch.

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Hello Tankbulldog,

Good afternoon! My name is Amanda Maffei and I work for the SonyListens department. I'm sorry to hear that about your Television and we want to help get this resolved. Please email us at, with your contact information, mailing address, full model number and the issue that you're currently experiencing. I assure you we will get back to you with a response within 1 to 2 business days or sooner. Thank you! =)

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