I think I love you! After a super bad day/week, my tv stopped working.
dreading the though of having to buy a new one
and wasting an hour on chat with sony....I ran across this post, and WA-LA...
followed the easy instructions and my tv works again.
thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!! may many good things come your way!
I Google searched this fix when I got the four red lights. Another forum saved me a bunch of money a couple of years ago on three red lights.
This TV has been through a lot over the last seven years. The whole $1700 fix for the optical block Sony covered out of warranty sold me on them. the things just run to hot, and collect way too much dust.
However, Costco has some cheap Samsungs so I may get a new one anyway and switch this to the other room.
This TV still has great sound and a great picture but I don't want to have to play this game all the time as it is a bitch to move everything away from the wall.
HELP! This is what I've done...
- Started with replacing the bulb (it was obviously broken...looks like it popped). This is the 2nd time I've done this so I'm a pro.
- Still got the 4 blinking lights. Found this post and pulled out the fan. When I attempted to pull it out it broke. The plastic was super brittle. TV is 7 years old so that's expected.
- Ordered new fan. Installed new fan. TV still shuts down after 5 secs and get 4 blinking red lights.
Suggestions? I'm guessing it's another fan or else a bigger issue.
Just fixed my KDS 55a2000 using the instructions.
getting to the lamo fan was trickier than expected......lots of wires to unclip and get out of the way so I could get the fan housing out and apart. But if you are careful and methodical its not too hard. fan does come apart easily to clean and oil the bearing
sadly it only works sometimes and it looks like I will need a new fan...but having done it once it will be an easier job to fit the replacement fan.
Took the tv apart as I'm no stranger to electronics but there is no fan.
Any ideas please?
THANK YOU SO MUCH FIXRUPPR!!. I hav a Sony WEGA KDF-E42A10 HDTV (2005) . Red Light standby was blinking 4 times, pause, then repeat I followed yor insructions. My big fan ws ok, but the litte fan by the projctor lamp was not turnng. I cleaned both with my vacuum cleaner, and althought my fan was a little different (no mangets) I used a Q-tip with WD-40, and it seemed to help, but the fan would squeak, then quit, .and the tv picture would go off, and the light would blink agan.
I took the WD-40 and sprayed where the wires connect to the fan, with the TV runing, YES!!! I has ben an hour, the fan is still working, and not sweaking any more; and, best of all, I have a functional TV without having to buy a new one, or have it repired. Thank you, Thank you, Thank You.
PS: I'm a 65 year old female, and not too technically inclined...You saved an old lady some money......Thank You
You can use any 120mm PC case fan from Best Buy or your local computer store... If you can splice wires you're 5 minutes from replacing your fan for less than 10 bucks and a trip to town. Cut the Red and Black (+ & -) from the new fan, and also cut all three wires from the old fan from its wiring carriage. Connect the black wire from the carriage to the cut black of the new fan. Then connect both the gray and the blue wires from the carriage to the cut red from the new fan. Solder, tape, or otherwise shield the new connections and plug the old carriage into its female end and you win. You're on your own to get the fan out, but it's really not that hard. It cost me 8 dollars total, took less time than cleaning, and was well worth the fresh bearings.
I tried this with a Lian-Li 120mm case fan I had and sadly it worked for a few minutes and then the screen went black and the standby LED blinked RED 4 times which indicates a fan issue. After doing a search in the official " Official 2005 Sony KDSR-50/60XBR1 SXRD Owner's Thread" a standard 120mm PC fan isn't powerful enough and probably can't extract enough heat. I think the original fan was around 75 CFM (cubic feet per minute) and was 0.24A. The Lian-Li fan I used was 0.08A which probably means the CFM rating was around half that. I know they make PC fans with different CFM, so if I used one with around 75CFM then it probably would have worked.. If the fan doesn't move enough air then after a while the TV senses too much heat and shuts off. I have an official replacement fan coming tomorrow and I will try it and see if that does the trick.
UPDATE: I got the official fan replacement that I bought from a dealer on Amazon and it is working great.
OB replaced on 9-27-2007
Both fans spin without any problem but the TV will still turn itself off after about 8 seconds.
I would really appreciate any other suggestions to get this thing running again!!!
sony KDS r70xbr2
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