Sony Bravia 4K backlight issue?


Novice Member
Hello. I have a 5 year old Sony Bravia 4K (KDL-65W850C) that no longer turns on. I went through the troubleshooting process with Sony and it appears to be a backlighting issue which of course is no longer covered by the factory warranty. The problem started with the screen flickering, then requiring more than one attempt to power on, and finally nothing. I’m seeing a lot of discussions about defective Bravias that are too costly to repair and are not covered by Sony.
I am probably going to have a repair person at least confirm the problem and cost to repair but not optimistic that I won’t end up just buying a new TV.


Distinguished Member
It's a common problem on all brands not just Sony.
All you can do is get a repair estimate then decide if it's worth it or new TV time.

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