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KDS-R60XBR1 keeps randomly blacking out.

by MrPuzzlez / July 20, 2013 9:53 AM PDT

Well, I've received this TV as a gift from a family member recently and made a few repairs on it myself. I've replaced the lamp, the lamp ballast, did a short on the lamp door(to get rid of the pesky 3x red light), and it worked perfectly. Then, it started taking a while to start up. A week or two after that, it will start up quickly, but while watching, it will black out and the green light starts blinking. After a number of seconds, it will come back on, just to do the same thing again within 5 minutes. I've Google'd this problem to no avail and really want to know how to fix it. I'm on a shoe-string budget so sending it to the shop is out of the question. Somebody please help, this is the only HDTV I can afford right now while enduring such hard times...

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, it started taking a while to start up.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2013 1:16 AM PDT

That is a classic BAD CAPS symptom. As all this is well discussed I suggest you research BAD CAPS on google or other then inspect for same.

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Bad Caps...
by MrPuzzlez / July 21, 2013 1:52 AM PDT

I'm guessing you mean a bad capacitor? If that's the case, it sounds like soldering is involved....

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2013 1:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Bad Caps...

I meant that you can research BAD CAPS (on google or such) to learn about the cause, symptoms and what to inspect for. As to soldering, that's what a repair person can do. You are that person.

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by MrPuzzlez / July 21, 2013 2:39 AM PDT
In reply to: No.

Looks like that is the problem. From what I've seen, bad caps can cause random reboots as well as not function at all. Thank you! As for the soldering, that's no problem, but I need to get a hold of some solder...

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2013 9:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Ohh!

Good to see you read up and more. It's an industry plague issue and if you find bad caps, it's worth a call to Sony care and see if they'll fix it. It's like bad tires on a car.

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