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jack b
Gone Fishing
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SONY TV Display Problem

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I have a three year old KDL-52W5100 TV on which the display seems to have crapped out. It doesn't make any difference which input is selected, or even when trying to use internet video services, it's unwatchable.

Everything is powered through a surge suppressor and a Belkin home-theater power supply w/backup battery.

Attached is a short movie clip of the issue.

I'm hoping it's just a "circuit board" and not the panel itself, or else I'm probably going to be in the market for a whole new unit.

Any advice is appreciated.
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StyxKee

join:2001-07-05
GTA, Canada

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Not sure if your Sony TV issue is similar to the thread posted in the attached link:
»www.avsforum.com/t/1173106/kdl-x···l-inputs

Another thread on screen problem:
»www.avsforum.com/t/1399396/sony-···ad-t-con

Here is the fix posted on YouTube:

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCExlSnG4yY


As mentioned by one of the poster on the AVSForum:
quote:
If you decide that this is something you can do yourself…..

…….you will be working with LIVE components / PCB’s. This voltage can KILL YOU!!!!

You’ve been WARNED….!!!!!!



DKS
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reply to jack b
I had a KDL-46V5100 that would not synch with HDMI connected and was randomly dropping signal. I disposed of it, as the cost and inconvenience of replacement was too much.
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jack b
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reply to jack b
I found the solution to my problem!

On the Sony eSupport site I found the steps to reset the TV to the original factory settings.

said by sony51:

1. Turn on the TV.
2. Wait approximately 40 seconds for the TV to completely start up.
3. On the TV remote control, press and hold the UP ARROW button.
4. While holding the UP ARROW button, press and release the POWER button on the TV set.

I'm surprised Sony didn't suggest trying this when I called support earlier.

Now It's working!!

Thanks for the links and suggestions.
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jack b
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I spoke too soon, the display went south, again. Right back where I started.

I guess it's time to hit the store...

No joy....
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DKS
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said by jack b:

I spoke too soon, the display went south, again. Right back where I started.

I guess it's time to hit the store...

No joy....

That was the solution which worked on my set, for a while. New one on order. Sony KDL46HX750 on order.
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jack b
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I am going to have to seriously re-think about ever getting another Sony TV. This one cost me $1400 and is only just under 3 yrs old.

I am Not a very happy camper.
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IllIlIlllIll
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Hampton Bays, NY
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reply to StyxKee
thats "heat pressed" to the display panel.
not exactly very easy to redo that with heat unless there is a replacement fresh ribbon and you have the correct tool to perform the task.
the same tool that was used to fix the old beepers could be used here and it would work without a replacement ribbon but its not likely going to last very long.
for a short time, i was "rebuilding" display panels but many of them would fail within 30 days since just applying heat to the surface ribbon would only create a temporary fix anyway.
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