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Understanding Sony Television Blinking Codes

Many of the later model Sony TV’s have a built in self-diagnosis function. If the timer/standby indicator is blinking, this could be an indication of a problem with the unit. The diagnostic blinking will occur automatically with no action required by you to engage it. Read on to learn what these diagnostic codes mean, and how you can use that information to get up and running again.

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December 6, 2010 11:27 AM

I have a KDL40S2000 Sony LCD t.v. that powers up and will operate for a few minutes then the screen goes blank then the standby light blinks 4 times. I've checked the power supplies and after it blanks out all the supplies go to zero. I did notice that when the t.v. is working the 10.5 volt power supply is reading about 12.4 volts which seems quite high for a regulated supply. All other supplies, 18 volt, 15 volt seem to read okay when working. Any ideas?

December 6, 2010 11:35 AM

I have a Sony KDL40S2000 that turns on for a few minutes then picture goes out and standby light blinks 4 times. I've checked the power supplies before it fails and found that the 10.5 volt supply is running at 12.4 volts which seems high for a regulated supply. After it fails all supplies go to zero and standby light blinks. Any suggestions? All other power supplies, 18volt, 15 volt etc. seem within range before it fails.

December 8, 2010 4:52 PM

After a more careful inspection I found that the power supply I thought was a regulated supply is actually an unregulated suppy. Therefore the voltage is acceptable. Followed other links and am finding that the inverter board may highly be the culprit.

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December 15, 2010 1:04 AM

I have a Sony KP-51WS500 and Im getting 6 Blinks...

?Six blinks - No Horizontal (H STOP), no raster, goes to the blinking self-diagnosis function immediately. Check C515 & 516 and the jungle IC, IC206.

Can someone tell me where I can go to find out WHAT this means??? PLEASE

December 15, 2010 5:42 PM

C515 and 516 are capacitors. More than likely they are electrolytic. You can test them for shorts and charging capability with an analog voltmeter set to rx10 or higher. IC206 should be labelled on the P.C. board as well as the capacitors. I thimk they want you to visually check the I.C.

December 16, 2010 11:47 AM

I know this is an old post but considering theses tvs don't screw up all at the same time, I am sure many people will find this post for years to come.
My problem is that I was given a KP46WT520 from my mom and it had the 9 blink G board problem. I was able to identify the 2 diodes suggested to replace, but not having any soldering skills, I sent the board off. I just got it back today.

When I turned the tv on for the first time it blinked quite a few times. I think it was about 12 times. I thought I had wasted my money, but after a few times the tv turned on. Now when I turn it on it blinks 5 times and turns on fine. I never had this tv when it was new or operational so I don't know if it always blinked 5 times and turned on, or if something else is wrong. The picture looks fine and everything seems to be functioning okay.

It doesn't pick up free HD channels like my other tv does, but I guess this is b/c it is older and needs a box to get HD channels. Can someone let me know if the 5 blinks are normal.

December 16, 2010 12:09 PM

Okay I just moved the tv into its final resting spot. I plugged everything back in and when I turned it on, it blinked 12 times and came on. Then if you turn if off and on again it blinks 5 times. The picture looks fine and everything works great. I know the company I sent it to has fixed quite a few of these and I tried to make sure they tested it before and after fixing and supposedly they do. It is possible they have bypassed something on the g board that makes it work fine, yet blink?
Any ideas would be appreciated. BTW it cost $85 bucks to fix plus shipping to them. They paid to ship it back.

View unverified member's comment - posted by KimNguyen

December 18, 2010 8:15 PM

I was just reading the sony blink codes PDF and it says after repairing the tv to clear values and return it to factory presets. I don't want to mess anything up now that I have fixed my tv. Is this recommended?

December 20, 2010 9:46 PM

I have a Sony XL2200 for KDF-XS955. The stand by light blinks 3 times.
I understand that there is a problem with the power supply circuit, but how can I repair this?

December 20, 2010 10:43 PM

You would have to find which power supply is causing the problem the look at the components associated with that supply. As mentioned in previous posts I would look for capacitors that are bulging or damaged. They will dry out with age and cause problems.

View unverified member's comment - posted by Dslats

December 31, 2010 12:59 PM

Larry: I am having the same problem everyone else is i turn tv on green light blinks then red light blinks 3 times and that is it I change the micro switch because that was supposed to be the problem nop the tv is till doing the same thing 3 red blinks can you please help me. I have no more ideas .

January 1, 2011 8:05 PM updated: January 7, 2011 1:18 AM

I have a Sony KDS-50A2000 (Full HD 1080) TV. I turn it on and then it shuts off immediately. The red power light flashes 3 times and then pause and then repeats itself again and again. I have tried turning it on and off several times, shutting the TV power right off and then on. Nothing is working. If anyone can help me figure this out it would be so appreciated!!!

January 4, 2011 10:13 AM

Larry: I have Sony projection TV KP-51WS510 with the eight (8) blink code. The service manual definitively says "T8005 is faulty." T8005 is 1-453-285-51 FBT ASSY, NX 4006/X4/P4". I have located T8005 on the D board schematic. 1. Should I trust the service manual RE: diagnosis? 2. Is this part replacement practical to do? 3. Do you have any pointers on how to do it? 4. Can you tell me where to purchase the part? Many Thanks

View unverified member's comment - posted by Rick W

January 6, 2011 10:13 AM

i have a sony kf42we610 projection screen tv the lamp stopped working and gave me a 5 blink code i put a new lamp in and the thing still blinks 5 times must be the ballast? thanks in advance bruce

January 6, 2011 6:39 PM

To others posting on this thread:

Unfortunately, Larry is no longer with us (literally). Consider posting your questions on another forum/thread.

Just a thought.

January 8, 2011 9:51 AM

****** PLEASE NOTE ******
These error codes are only good for tv's with picture tubes or tube type big screen televisions; they will not work for any flat panels or lcd projection televisions (the ones with light bulbs in them) The blink codes for these are not consistent with each model like they used to be. Technology has been changing and the codes have been re assigned as needed to accommodate the new technology. The errors are defiantly not like the codes listed here.

January 8, 2011 9:55 AM

if you post your comment's in separate threads i will help, i am a senior tech for a Sony authorized service shop. It is easier to keep each conversation separate.

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