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post #3211 of 3238
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Originally Posted by bcescape View Post

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
post #3212 of 3238
Hi,

My KDL-52W3000 started going bad after the warranty went out. It has horizontal lines and ghosting on the left side. In the beginning it would go away after a while now it's pretty much always there.
This is it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w764B6y9uhU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJrKqBXdGGc

Anybody know what the problem is and if it's even worth repairing?


Rich
post #3213 of 3238
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Originally Posted by srcstc View Post

Hi,

My KDL-52W3000 started going bad after the warranty went out. It has horizontal lines and ghosting on the left side. In the beginning it would go away after a while now it's pretty much always there.
This is it here:

Anybody know what the problem is and if it's even worth repairing?


Rich

Hey - my KDL-46W3000 (also not under warranty) just started doing this about a week ago (exactly same as that first YouTube video)...

If I lightly "push" on the side of the TV - that usually fixes it and I'm good until its shutdown ...

Anybody else having this issue? From some quick searches - looks like Sony extended the warranty on the XBR4 for some issue (same issue>)...was wondering if anybody heard anything about that...

Thx
post #3214 of 3238
Just had to stop in again and say thank the Lord! I bought my Sony 52-inch W-3000 in November of '07 and it's still going strong and the picture is SUPERB!! No need for a new set **Knock on wood**

This is truly one of Sony's best TV sets. And to think I was agonizing at the time between this and the XBR4. Money WELL spent and SAVED!!

Sorry to hear about some problems other users are having. Hope everything works out for you guys.
post #3215 of 3238
Knock on wood, my 40W3000 is still fine.
post #3216 of 3238
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Originally Posted by steve ans View Post

knock on wood, my 40w3000 is still fine.



+1
post #3217 of 3238
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Originally Posted by chasbox View Post


+1

Meaning???
I also have a 2010 KDL-52EX701 with basic edge lit lighting. The EX displays more pleasing color IMO than CCFL technology but has a narrower field of view. Overall, I do like it better but I still think the W3000 has a great picture.
post #3218 of 3238
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Originally Posted by steve ans View Post

Meaning???

It means that I also have a 40W3000 and it's still fine.
post #3219 of 3238
Got mine (52" KDL-52W3000 Jan '08)

Beautiful pic; no problems; a good buy!
Will
post #3220 of 3238
+1

52" KDL-52W3000, September of '07.

(Hedged my bet by getting the 5-year extended warranty, though...it's up in '12.)
post #3221 of 3238
Got my KDL46-W3100 in Feb of '09 and it's still going strong, although I still haven't found a way to convince it to stop varying the backlight level based on what's going on onscreen.
post #3222 of 3238
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Originally Posted by KoNP View Post

Got my KDL46-W3100 in Feb of '09 and it's still going strong, although I still haven't found a way to convince it to stop varying the backlight level based on what's going on onscreen.

I have the 52" W3000. I have the exact same issue.
post #3223 of 3238
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Originally Posted by brnsgrbr View Post

I have the 52" W3000. I have the exact same issue.

Believe it or not, you want Game/Text mode.

I did it a week after I got the set, and there was much rejoicing.

Enjoy!
post #3224 of 3238
Got my 52" in Dec 2007 and it's had the LCD panel replaced twice now under warranty - second time Sony was trying to convince me to buy another model at a discounted price but I held firm as I really don't think I should be buying new 52" TVs every 2-3 years.

It's been good for about 18 months now but crossing fingers there are no more issues for a while. I think I just got a lemon.
post #3225 of 3238
October 12, 2011
Models: KDL-40V3000, KDL-40VL130, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40WL135, KDL-40XBR4 and
KDL-40XBR5

Dear Valued Customer,

It has come to our attention through reports in Japan that in rare cases a particular component incorporated in certain models of 40" BRAVIA LCD HDTV [Model Nos. KDL-40V3000, KDL-40VL130, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40WL135, KDL-40XBR4 and KDL-40XBR5] was damaged and as a result, may overheat and at times ignite inside of the television. This could possibly result in a hole in a part of the cabinet ceiling. We have no reports of any resulting damages to other property or bodily injuries.

We know our customers choose Sony based in large part to the trust associated with our brand and the products and services we so strongly stand behind. We will not take your trust for granted and are committed to addressing this issue proactively.

Beginning immediately, Sony offers all customers of the affected models [Model Nos. KDL-40V3000, KDL-40VL130, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40WL135, KDL-40XBR4 and KDL-40XBR5] a free evaluation of the covered product. If you have any covered product unit, please, click here to schedule an appointment for a service technician to perform an in-home evaluation.

When a request is made, a Sony authorized service representative will promptly visit to evaluate your television and repair it at no charge if an affected component is found.

IMPORTANT: In the meantime, if you have a covered television and if you notice any abnormality in your TV unit and its performance (e.g.; unusual noise, unusual smell, or smoking), please immediately turn the unit off, unplug the cord, cease using the TV, and contact us. We have confirmed that the symptoms do not occur when power is off.

You can confirm the model number of your TV by looking at the label on the rear of the television. Additionally, the model number can be found on your warranty card.

If your television is one of the models identified above, please click here call or toll-free at 1-877-899-7669 to schedule your free evaluation.
post #3226 of 3238
Just received my 40W3000 notice from Crutchfield about the problem.
post #3227 of 3238
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Originally Posted by Tokoki View Post

Hey - my KDL-46W3000 (also not under warranty) just started doing this about a week ago (exactly same as that first YouTube video)...

If I lightly "push" on the side of the TV - that usually fixes it and I'm good until its shutdown ...

Anybody else having this issue? From some quick searches - looks like Sony extended the warranty on the XBR4 for some issue (same issue>)...was wondering if anybody heard anything about that...

Thx

My 52W3000 just started this left-side ghosting upon startup. Clears after about 5 minutes. Did anyone figure out if it's worth getting fixed?

What sucks is that I'm on my 3rd panel in this unit since getting it. Really don't want to shell out money so I'm hoping the issue doesn't work worse.
post #3228 of 3238
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Originally Posted by limesmj View Post

Had a friend yesterday bring me his KDL-40W3000 with the same issue. Did a bunch of Google searches and found out that the 13 blink/pause/13 blink is due to a problem with the inverter board and/or the CCFLs. He already bought a new TV because of the same story and pricing that you said so this was mine to keep... and use if I could fix it.

Opened the TV up and it turns out it was a cracked CCFL that was causing the improper voltage readings which made the TV automatically go into the Standby error mode. Spent a little over 20 bucks for a new tube and TV is working again. Needless to say, although my friend likes his new HDTV, he is a bit annoyed that I fixed his W3000 for about the cost of a NYC pizza.

Hi Limesmj, Can you please provide me the part detail ? I have similar issue with my KDL-52W3000 Sony LCD. I had a ghosting issue and I fixed that but after fixing that, when I power up the TV, it makes one click sound and I can see orange light flashing couple of times and goes off and then another click sound. There will be no picture on the LCD when I power up. I would really appreciate if you please help me with that.

Nick
post #3229 of 3238
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Originally Posted by nicksterv View Post

Hi Limesmj, Can you please provide me the part detail ? I have similar issue with my KDL-52W3000 Sony LCD. I had a ghosting issue and I fixed that but after fixing that, when I power up the TV, it makes one click sound and I can see orange light flashing couple of times and goes off and then another click sound. There will be no picture on the LCD when I power up. I would really appreciate if you please help me with that.

Nick

How exactly did you fix your ghosting issue? Where can I get details?

My TV behaviour is changing - started with the ghosting clearing after 5 minutes and then progressively took longer upwards of 40 minutes.
Now the TV sometimes starts fine and then ghosting starts after 10 minutes and takes 30 minutes to clear.
Also a few days ago, the screen sometimes goes off entirely - audio is fine - the fix is to turn off the TV for about 30 seconds and then it usually comes back right away, but sometimes it takes a second power cycle.

Anyone know if the Loss of video issue I describe is related to the ghosting or otherwise?
Anyone know if there are any firmware diagnostics I can run?
post #3230 of 3238
Good day...I have a Sony Series KDL W3000, having picture issues, did a search and came up with a few possibilities what the fix might be, new panel (not possible because of cost) , con-t board, any other suggestion by looking at the pictures enclosed
Thanks
Ron




post #3231 of 3238
... maybe tv's time to retire ??

time to get a 60 inch
post #3232 of 3238
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Originally Posted by lovhybrid View Post

... maybe tv's time to retire ??

time to get a 60 inch

I gave my 40W3000 to a friend having got a 240Hz 3D KDL-55Hx729 and moved the 120 Hz 52EX701 into the bedroom replacing the 40"W.
post #3233 of 3238
Hello All!

I have had my Sony KDL-52W3000 since 01/2008. This past weekend after some wiring in the house where the breaker was turned on and off repeatedly my TV will no longer turn on. The standby light also does not light up. I have tried different outlets, I have tried pulling the plug for hours and nothing is working. I ordered a power supply board thinking that was my problem, but that also did not correct my issue. Has anyone else experienced this issue or have any idea what my problem may be?

Thanks,
~Nick
post #3234 of 3238
I have a Sony KDL-40XBR4 and the standby light doesnt blink either only the Sony logo lights up and the green light. Anyone know what needs replacing to fix?

Cheers
post #3235 of 3238
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 Originally Posted by Ceus View Post
 

Sony Bravia 46" KDL-46W3000, 2 Blinks.

 

Google gave me this:

Two blinks- B+ over current protection (OCP), unit goes to the standby mode then displays the 2 blink fault. Could be a short in the power supply of any of the circuits.

 

My current plan:

1) Open it up.

2) Use volt meter.

3) Isolate bad part.

4) Buy board for cheap on ebay.

5) Replace.

6) ???

7) Profit?

 

Attempting to repair TV for the first time, was wondering if anyone had suggestions/tips.

So I have never used a volt meter to determine a bad part, was hoping it was just a bad power supply. What you guys think?

 

Posted this in a Sony repair thread, sorry about necro-threading. Right now I've only opened it up once and was not sure what to do. So I just plugged it in and it starts working again. But it will die from 1-5 hours of use. Then I will unplug it for the night and then plug it back in the next day and it will work. So far I've been doing this trick for about 2 weeks. Was hoping it finally die so then I can truly troubleshoot this since it looks intermittent. Anyone have this issue before?

post #3236 of 3238
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Originally Posted by Ceus View Post

Posted this in a Sony repair thread, sorry about necro-threading. Right now I've only opened it up once and was not sure what to do. So I just plugged it in and it starts working again. But it will die from 1-5 hours of use. Then I will unplug it for the night and then plug it back in the next day and it will work. So far I've been doing this trick for about 2 weeks. Was hoping it finally die so then I can truly troubleshoot this since it looks intermittent. Anyone have this issue before?

I'm not a TV or Sony tech, but I am a computer tech. What you are describing is a processor that is overheating. A TV is just a large panel monitor with a built-in graphics CPU (processor), like a computer without a keyboard just processing the digital signal provided to it by the cable or other input. When a CPU overheats it shuts down automatically. When it cools down again it works again until it builds up more heat and shuts itself off. As to which board it may be on, what needs to be replaced, that I could not say. On a computer, I would start by verifying that all of the air vents are clear, not blocked by dust, other components, not too close to walls or blocked in such as in a cabinet.

We passed our 46" W3000 on to my daughter who is now enjoying it. My wife wanted bigger ... how can you beat that cool.gif It has been replaced by a Panasonic 60" ST60 Plasma which we totally LOVE.
post #3237 of 3238
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Originally Posted by NeilK View Post


I'm not a TV or Sony tech, but I am a computer tech. What you are describing is a processor that is overheating. A TV is just a large panel monitor with a built-in graphics CPU (processor), like a computer without a keyboard just processing the digital signal provided to it by the cable or other input. When a CPU overheats it shuts down automatically. When it cools down again it works again until it builds up more heat and shuts itself off. As to which board it may be on, what needs to be replaced, that I could not say. On a computer, I would start by verifying that all of the air vents are clear, not blocked by dust, other components, not too close to walls or blocked in such as in a cabinet.

We passed our 46" W3000 on to my daughter who is now enjoying it. My wife wanted bigger ... how can you beat that cool.gif It has been replaced by a Panasonic 60" ST60 Plasma which we totally LOVE.

 

Thank you very much for the reply. I also am a TV noob, but fix pc's. My first assumption was also that it might be heat issue. When I first opened it up, I checked all the thermal grease, then turned it on and checked all the components with a temperature gun. It was mostly around 90-80F (32-27C), which are very low temperatures. But maybe it takes a couple hours and it heats up, I should check it again after a few hours use.

 

The weird thing is that the first time I started having issues was 2 weeks ago, when it refused to turn on. The TV was not used for a day or two. So that was not temperature related, although it is possible that something failed could be causing the temperature to go up? So I was getting 2 blinking red lights, which is suppose to mean a short somewhere.

 

Anyway, I will check the temperatures again when its hotter. Oh also, the TV is not dusty at all, and is not blocked by anything. The air vents are on the top of the TV so it is getting ample heat flow.

post #3238 of 3238
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Originally Posted by Ceus View Post
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Anyway, I will check the temperatures again when its hotter. Oh also, the TV is not dusty at all, and is not blocked by anything. The air vents are on the top of the TV so it is getting ample heat flow.

 

 

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Originally Posted by NeilK View Post

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So last night I left the TV on right after work from 5:40 PM till dinner time, turned it off for about 20 minutes. Then turned it on after dinner till I went to bed at Midnight. The entire time I was using it for gaming. Checked Temperatures around 10 PM and surprisingly the highest it got was 101F (38C). It never felt hot, but it also never turned off. Usually it will turn off in few hours of use. So I'm pretty stumped by this thing. Although, I'm not complaining that it's working. Thanks for reading. Maybe I'll update, or maybe it fixed itself! =]

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