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Old 12-09-2017, 06:25 PM   #1
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I can't figure out how to insert an image, when I put in the url as requested it never shows up in my post. So, here is a link to a photo detailing my problem, which is:

With the television on, but not the DVR or Blu-Ray player or cable box, there is a big yellow blob in the middle of the screen.

https://pix.sfly.com/O2S3-r

Last year I replaced the bulb with the original (spare) Sony replacement bulb that came with my television (which I purchased in 2007).

The television is a rear projection 60" Sony XBR2 with the non-removable dumbo ears, model KDS-R60 XBR2.

Based upon what you see, is there any way to know if I need a (another) new bulb, or perhaps I need a "Ballast Lamp Driver"?

I'll appreciate any help you can give me.

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OK, the link works since I have 96 posts; I still need a hint as to what part I need to get rid of the yellow blob shown in the photo - which appears if you click on the link in the original post.

Someone said he thought my blue chip was out; is that something on a circuit board that I can replace (the whole circuit board I would assume)? If so, what is the board or unit called that I would need to purchase, so I can search for the right part? One of my high-school buddies is a retired TV repair guy so if I could get the right part I'm sure we could install it.

Any guidance will be appreciated!
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