KDL-52W3000 shut down after 2 1/2 years. Would not power up. Got a flashing red light (13 flashes). Tried many times to get it going, but nothing. I was so mad. Not an old TV and I was very happy with the picture.
After being unplugged for 4 days I plugged it in again and nothing happened - got the flashing 13 again. I called sony support and was told to have a technician check it, get a quote, blah blah. I live in an isolated place - so I would be on the hook for over $300 shipping one way, plus repair, plus shipping back. The sony tv support admitted that the power boards (or other boards) were at fault and it could be a 1k plus repair. He wasnt' sure there was anything sony could do for me - a manager was to review my file. Over a week later and I heard nothing from sony. I bad mouthed sony to all my friends who then ruled out sony's for their next Xmas HD TV choice.
After 2 weeks my wife decided to plug it in again. For whatever reason it works! I had already researched my next tv - a plasma g25 viera ... but wow, it works. I am skeptical it will last long, but 13 flashing lights means - unplug for 2 weeks and try again ; at least to me. will update on future issues. I can't imagine this tv is in a healthy place. Will track future issues.
the problem is a ccfl fluorescent This broken or almost broken
I had to replace it myself as the invoice it fix it came out Sony for about 700 because I ask change the complete panel