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More I think of it, the Tv probably gets 4+ hours every morning, a similar amount every evening.
Well, success ! at least so far. The "G" board arrived today, was bigger than I remembered, and had many more connectors than I remembered, around 15 I think. Anyway, the biggest trouble was just getting the TV disconnected, pulled back to get access, etc. After the back was removed, there's a tray with several boards on it, and the "G" board was conveniently on the end, right hand side, making it even easier to R&R. I drew a sketch of what went where and connector orientation, etc. 3 screws held it in place, vertically standing in the tray, and it was out. The new board had a new connector that I had no wire for so I just ignored it. Put it all back together, went into the service menu and cleared the diagnostic code (that always get generated when you get a fault that makes the standby lights blink) so that I could go back in there later to see if any codes were tripped and not be confused by this one that is now repaired. Started it up and all is ok, so far.
Only concern you have with these things is wondering if something else drove this board to die and now that there's a new board in there, it will repeat, or was Sony's diagnostic good enough to tell me this board alone was at fault so I'm fine now? Time will tell.
Some pic's attached showing the board in place on the tray so you can see the connectors, most aligned along the edge a couple elsewhere, and then the old and new board next to each other, new on the right, essentially identical.