sony 42 inch black screen .Help please.


Standard Member
hi, I have 42 inch sony tv about 10 years old.

the screen goes black , but sound and connection remain I can pause ect... I have turned off at wall and tried another hdmi socket and checked the leads. any ideas . don't really want to try to justify a new 65 inch tv quite yet. although it would be nice. currently cant afford it:)
if I turn telly off and on the screen is back , good as gold but goes black every 15 mins or so , but sometimes is really swift and muh sooner.. thanks


A dry joint on a board, a poor connection worsening with heat, could be a list of suspects. Either inspected or retire it.


Distinguished Member
You mention you've tried another HDMI socket, the leads etc but the acid test is does the pic goes off on all inputs and the TV's menu?
if it does, the fault is in the TV.
If it only happens via an HDMI input the fault lies with whatever you have plugged into that input.

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