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Hi,

I have a down payment on a gw3 at a local store, but i cant find the build date on the box.


All i have is a s/n of 9115195.


Those of you with a Jan 04 build date, can u post your sn for comparison?

Ive gone thru the buzz thread, and it seems theres a 12 03 date for a 9111157. I feel like im playing the lottery here...


If the build date is visible on the outside of the box, please let this dummie know where it is.


TIA,

K Kim
 

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I posted this on another thread. I picked up mine on Tuesday at CC. You can't tell by the outside. I made them open it and I visually checked the tv myself. It was a January 2004 date. You will probably have to do the same.
 

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Whats your serial? at least the first 5 digits anyway.

Im not sure if i can make the guys unpack the tv. If i know the serial is within the range, i'll risk taking it home and do the 7 day return if necesary.

Thanks,

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I found this post by a member named kevin, maybe it will help you.


"Hay Guys,

Not sure where to post this but I will give it a go here. I finally received my GWIII 50’ last Monday the 19th ordered on the 22nd of December. And let me say WOW what a great picture it’s been worth the wait. I didn’t think it would look so big in my basement (Will post pick’s after setup is complete). The build date on the TV is “January 2004 LA2†and the serial number is “9116209â€. I have not heard any buzz and haven’t had any issues with startup, three green and power is on. No dead pixels, but I am no expert on dead pixels. All the colors look good, so do the black tones. Does any one have any suggestions on setup cd’s, DVE? "
 

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Maybe this will help!

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...in#post3207641


The Sony tech bulletin number (event ID) for the lamp buzz problem is E22969464.


Sony believe the following serial number ranges are those affected:


9015293


KF42WE610

SN 9000001 to 9032783

SN 9100001 to 9101044

SN 9101045 to 9101415


KF50WE610

SN 9000001 to 9027085

SN 9100001 to 9102208

SN 9102209 to 9106059


KF60WE610

SN 9000001 to 9011653

SN 9100001 to 9100597

SN 9100598 to 9103432


KDF60XBR950

SN 9000001 to 9002561

SN 9100001 to 9100981


KDF70XBR950

SN 9000001 to 9003244

SN 9100001 to 9100305

SN 9100306 to 9100757
 

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How is it that all the models could have the same numbers? It doesn't seem right that a SN 9000001 could be 5 different sets. I will assume that this is a partial SN#?
 

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Originally posted by Barrybud
How is it that all the models could have the same numbers? It doesn't seem right that a SN 9000001 could be 5 different sets. I will assume that this is a partial SN#?
Good Question! I am not sure but my 50" TVs serial number falls in this range and it had the problem. Plus there are no extra numbers on the TV. Maybe they just mix in the serial numbers with the different sizes? They might make a 50" with the serial number 9000001 and a 60" with the serial number 9000002. Does anyone know if this is true? I just copied this from another post in the GWIII thread. I can't find it again but you can search on it.
 

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Founs some more info on the "buzz thread"


quote:

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Originally posted by hollywood53

...the vin # is 9106059 from that serial number on up they were manufactured with the proposed "FIX"...

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Originally posted by OC Express
After reading this and comparing it to my 60" S/N (91055**), I started to panic a little (mine is supposed to be a "post-FIX" model). But after re-reading select portions of this thread, the S/N you're referring to here (which is indeed the highest listed among the troubled models), according to the S/N ranges given in relation to the Service Bullentin(s), is specific to the 50" model. This is important, to me at least, because the S/N ranges are intermixed between models. My point is, the "bad range" for the 60", assuming the info listed here is accurate, is as follows (cut-and-pasted from this thread):


KF60WE610

SN 9000001 to 9011653

SN 9100001 to 9100597

SN 9100598 to 9103432


So for 60" owners, you're in the clear relative to this bulletin if your S/N is above 9103432. I, like ChinaCat, firmly believe that this is 100% accurate, regardless of the veracity of the info.
 
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