Unfortunately, I was not able to get the television working. I considered replacing the board you mentioned, but it would cost time and money and was not guaranteed to work. My wife and I just lived with it until December. At that point, the tv would take anywhere from 2-30 minutes to come on. Ultimately, we went to an end-of-the-year clearance sale and picked up a Sony KDL60EX720. I couldn't convince anyone to take the old TV (even for free!)
$160. D'oh! I was willing to take a risk on a $40 part. But, $160 is getting expensive. I know you can't guarantee things (especially without even seeing the TV), but how confident would you be that this will fix the problem? Very confident? Somewhat? Not really? I am willing to take the risk. But, I want to make sure it is on more than just a hunch. At the same time, do I have any other options? What else could I replace that would be likely to fix the problem? Thanks for the assistance.
Well, as I have stated previously, the fuse was not off because the TV eventually turns on. Despite this, I have replaced the fuse and still have the problem. It would seem the next step would be to replace the G1 board, right? Is that possible?
I got the documents from jehill and ordered the parts from Sony. Today, a buddy and I spent 3 hours taking apart the TV, cleaning all the fans, replacing the thermal fuse and putting the TV back together. When we were all done, the TV had the exact same behavior as when we started. You hit power, green blinks 5-6 times, then red links 6 times repeatedly. If you keep turning the tv when you see the red blinking light, it will eventually turn on and work fine. So, at this point, I am out $50 in parts, $12 in a membership and 3 hours of time with no success. Does anyone ..
At this point, the fans would seem to not be a problem. If there was a lack of cooling, the set would have trouble after being on and heating up. Bad/dirty fans wouldn't prevent the unit from booting as it is already in a cool state. So, I am not sure where that leaves me.
A bit more info: To get the set to turn on, you just have to keep hitting the power button. You hit the button, then listen for the fans to spin up. If you don't hear them, you hit it again. Eventually they will spin up, and the set will come on. It feels a lot like trying to start a cold engine.
My current plan is to open it up and try to clean the fans. I have been discussing this with an electrical engineer buddy of mine, and he is of the opinion that a bad fuse would not allow the TV to work at all. Either the fuse works or it doesn't. The behavior I am seeing implies that the fuse is ok.
Also, I should mention that the TV set will eventually turn on. You have to keep trying for a minute or two, but it will power up. Once it does, it can stay on for hours. Does this imply that the fuse does not need to be replaced? I am hoping that all I need to do is clear the dust out of the fans. The set is 7 years old, so I can imagine they are quite dirty.
I know that much of this has been covered before. I was going to PM jehill for more info, but figured I would do this in the forums in case it could help others. My KF60we610 has the 6 blinking lights issue. I have pm'd jehill and received his package for this issue. Last night, I opened up my set and examined the outer door. I did not see any warpage or damage of any kind. I did not, however, remove the bulb assembly and examine that. At this point, my question is: If the door is not warped, do I have a different problem? Or, should I go ahead an ..
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