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sony rear projection tv

praterj25
05-23-2011, 09:03 AM
i have a sony kdf-42e2000 3lcd rear projection tv. last night it cut out while i was watching it, i turned it back on and it did it again after about 10 min. now it wont come back on. When i turn it on it shuts back off after about 3 seconds and the red power light blinks three times every few seconds. I ordered a new bulb, but after doing some research i found that the 3 red lights has something to do with the light cover so i took it in and out a few times to try and fix it but nothing worked. Any ideas? Could it be the little switch that the cover light hits?

ImRizzo
05-23-2011, 09:29 AM
i have a sony kdf-42e2000 3lcd rear projection tv. last night it cut out while i was watching it, i turned it back on and it did it again after about 10 min. now it wont come back on. When i turn it on it shuts back off after about 3 seconds and the red power light blinks three times every few seconds. I ordered a new bulb, but after doing some research i found that the 3 red lights has something to do with the light cover so i took it in and out a few times to try and fix it but nothing worked. Any ideas? Could it be the little switch that the cover light hits?

That may be your problem the bulb heat sometimes warps the cover and in turn doesn't not fully depress the button. Try taping a SMALL piece of thin cardboard at the point where the cover makes contact with the switch, to see if that corrects the problem. then you need only purchase a new door (cover).

praterj25
05-23-2011, 01:11 PM
hey Rizzo, thanks for all your help. i tried what you told me to try, but it did not work. i can use a piece of card board and hear the cover switch making up when i press it in. could my tv need a hard reset or could my bulb just be burnt out? i figured if the bulb was bad the bulb light would be flashing on the front panel of the tv.if you have any other ideas let me know, again thanks for all your help.

praterj25
05-23-2011, 01:13 PM
also the light cover does not appear to be warped at all.

ImRizzo
05-23-2011, 01:30 PM
hey Rizzo, thanks for all your help. i tried what you told me to try, but it did not work. i can use a piece of card board and hear the cover switch making up when i press it in. could my tv need a hard reset or could my bulb just be burnt out? i figured if the bulb was bad the bulb light would be flashing on the front panel of the tv.if you have any other ideas let me know, again thanks for all your help.

The TV should be sending a different code for a bad bulb. Did you check for accumulated dust around the bulb fan ? That would create excessive heat and cause a shut down.

Also check this site for code descriptions:
http://www.agoraquest.com/searchbb.php?addterms=all&forum=all&sortby=p.post_time&submit=1&term=sony%20error%20codes

ImRizzo
05-23-2011, 01:40 PM
here is link to your model with 3 blinks

http://www.agoraquest.com/searchbb.php

praterj25
05-23-2011, 02:32 PM
there was some dust but i cleaned all of it out.

ImRizzo
05-23-2011, 03:05 PM
there was some dust but i cleaned all of it out.

Did you check that site I attached (it's a Sony specific site).

praterj25
05-23-2011, 03:43 PM
yeah but it didnt help much, there was with similar problems but no solution.

ImRizzo
05-23-2011, 06:23 PM
yeah but it didnt help much, there was with similar problems but no solution.

You should post your inquiry there it's a site manned by Sony techs and they may be able to assist you.