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Sony KV32FX60U (LED Blinking twice)

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by skeet94, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. skeet94

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    Hello everyone.

    Was just watching Sky Movies, and all of a sudden the TV cut's off completely and I'm left with the "standby" LED blinking at me twice. I turned the power off completely, and turned it back on...just got a VERY loud POP from the left speaker and the LED started blinking again.

    I know the TV will be requiring repair/replacement for this, but would like to know what the LED Blinking twice would mean, if anyone would know.

    Also could someone maybe point me in the direction of a reliable TV Repairer in the London area (preferably closest to Ilford).

    Thanks,

    Mitul.
     
  2. HowieC

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    The fault code varies by model, I think you may have a faulty EEPROM.
    For service try City Electrical on 0208 591 4433
    www.cityelectronic.co.uk who are near you.
     
  3. skeet94

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    Thanks Howie, really appreciate it...if it is a faulty EEPROM it should be just a simple EEPROM "replacement", which shouldn't cost much right? (replacement chip similar to a BIOS chip on a PC?).
     
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    Sony parts tend to be on the expensive side, but its a set thats still worth fixing. Don't know why but TV parts cost much more than PC 'equivalents'.
     
  5. skeet94

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    Thanks Howie, the set is being picked up by a local (trusted & very well regarded) TV Repair company called Newbury Radio which is a 5 minute drive from me. I am hoping the set is repairable since alot of people (friends & family) regard it as having an excellent picture.
     
  6. per-Sony-fied

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    Indeed Skeet I agree with you regarding the picture. I still prefer it in some areas to the new Panny I now have. Infact the Panny has been giving me so much grief that I'm wishing in some ways that I'd just kept the Sony .... which actually I still have.
     
  7. skeet94

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    Hi per-Sony_fied :).

    I saw a newer (not sure of model number) Sony CRT TV (32") at a friends house, and the picture looked VERY processed to say the least. Same as a newer Toshiba I've seen at another friends.

    How has the Panny been giving you grief? What model is it? Just curious :).
     
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    Badly set-up through the service menu. Picture has been very dark/black and giving bright scenes like sunshine or lighting enormous amounts of brightness.

    4:3 and 16:9 modes overscan badly aligned.

    Finally to cap it all horrible flickery lines from RGB/S-Video via a Sony Freeview box.

    It's actually now looking very good indeed after play but the flickery lines still persist and confirmed today to be the TV as the box has been connected to another Panny pd50 without a blink of an eye.

    So this set WILL go back after I've been through my third lot of engineers.... either gets repaired or replaced. I'm in the mood for kicking up s*** now as I have confirmed what I already knew :) :clap:
     
  9. mystic_bertie

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    is it normal to get a loud 'clunk' noise when switching the sony tv on, mine is the same model as listed
     
  10. per-Sony-fied

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    I have the 28inch version which initiates a relay on switch on which is followed by some degaussing noise. I wouldn't say it was a loud clunk at all I would go for a fairly loud click.
     
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    Yes.
     
  12. skeet94

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    JayCee: Yep the loud "click" is perfectly normal.

    per_Sony_fied: I guess you just got a bad one out of all of them, but at least your suspicions are confirmed regarding the TV.

    Anyways as soon as I get an answer as to what the problem is with the Sony, I will definitely post it up since it would help other people with the same TV, who might encounter the same symptoms.
     

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