I am looking for some help. We were given a KDS-55A3000 from a friend who hardly ever watched it. He said he has never replaced the lamp and had a spare that he gave me with it. Needless to say it's gotten a lot more use recently at my house with 4 kids and this being our first TV bigger than 27".
Anyway, last night it quit unexpectedly and began cycling through a sequence where it goes through the start up routine (green light flashing) until I hear a click, the screen displays a still image for a second, the power LED blinks red only once (for a split second), then I hear a click again, and the screen goes blank. This sequence repeats over and over until I shut off the power. If power is turned on again, the same thing happens over and over again. I replaced the lamp with the spare lamp (unused but don't know how old), but this made no difference. I tried to power it up again hours later and also this morning, but no luck.
After a few weeks of 55" glory, the thought of going back to a 27" square box does NOT sound good to anyone in my family.
ANY suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!