Originally Posted by Red S/C
My loving Sony just took a s**t !!
I bought this behemoth over a year and a half ago on Criagslist and I am emotionally involved with this TV... I LOVE the picture and sound quality of this set !!! It is rarely turned off for one reason or another, now I remember why !
My girlfriend has bought 3 LG flat screens this year, and this set is better than any TV I have seen.
I am so glad that I found this forum... to find out that I'm not the only one that is not afraid to attempt repair of this TV - or is just Scotch(edit: my girlfriend said that this was racist and displays bigotry- until she remembered that I am Scotch/English-and have been told by her that I am cheap!!)) enough to give up on it !! I am not afraid to repair this set- it's already broken !!!
I have yet to get this elephantine receiver on it's face and rip the back off of it- but does anyone know for sure the IC part#s (2-3 MCX3001D)or fuses that I need to repair it ??? For the cost I might as well replace them all, Plus there are lots of Sonys around here for free that won't turn on !!! I also plan on using the sockets, seems like cheap insurance for soldering mistakes and future replacements.
I told my girlfriend that when we sell our house they will get a free Sony with it. It rode around in the back of my van for quite a while before I could round up the manpower to get this box of anvils into the bedroom !
PLEASE help me so I won't have to renege on my word !!! PLUS it will cost me $13.00 just to throw this boat anchor away !!!
p.s. There have possibly been some phantom electrical spikes in my power supply, our LG that is plugged into the same circuit has been turning on several times at night (fuse in the Sony?????).
If the power LED does not light up at all and you hear no powering up sound when you press the remote on button or the power button on the TV, it is most likely the main fuse. It was a $5 part that takes a few days ordered online from Sony (see post a couple of pages ago where someone told me the link and replacement part number).
Unfortunately, I had already tossed the foam pieces from the box when I thought mine was dead so it won't move with me if I ever move out of my house.
Ha ha, I never knew Scotch were cheap like Jews (my bro-in-law) or Asians (me) until I took a tour of the Highlands a couple of years ago and the tour driver/guide told us some Scotch jokes.
The $5 fuse saved me from spending $1000 on a new 58" plasma, and shopping for a new TV revealed even the best new plasmas and LEDs have fuzziness artifacts with football players in motion.
Just make sure you hold the top handle securely so the face doesn't end up tilting and landing on the floor when you lower it from your stand to the ground. Mine ended up with a chip on the top edge where it made contact with a bar bell - I had not expected it to tilt over to the heavy face when we lowered it - luckily the screen didn't contact anything hard and shatter into a zillion pieces. Only damage was the chip on the cabinet and a temporarily tweaked ring finger from the torquing force when we semi-slow-dropped it over...