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SONY SXRD KDS-50A3000 Screen turned Green need help!

I have the SONY SXRD KDS-50A3000 and I have been really happy with the TV up until today. I was watching TV and the screen turned totally green. I was able to turn the channels and hear the audio feed, but I could not see what was playing. I have had the TV for about a year and 3 months and don't have the extended warranty. Does anybody know what it could be?

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Unpluging the cables
Try a new cable
Unplug the tv for a few mins
Try the cables on a diffrent port

Is this happening on all ports???
What is hooked up to the ports that this is happening to??? Like DVR, DVD, BD player ect
Is the tv hooked up too a surge protector?

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Yes, and in addition...

What kind of connection(s) are you using? Are you using HDMI or component conncections? If component, I'd suspect that one of the 3 color connections is loose. You didn't give much information for anyone to help.

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Unplugging the TV cleared it up immediately

Somehow our TV screen turned totally green, with audio ok. We could not even display the Menu! Turning it off seems to have reset it and it works now. It is a 70-in Sony rear projection LCD TV that is several years old.

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SONY SXRD KDS-50A3000 Screen turned Green need help!

This is a well known problem with Sony KDS-R50XBR1 and KDS-R60XBR1 TVs. There is a defect in the optical block resulting in the screen turning either yellow or green. I am not sure if it is the same for your model. Currently, there is a class action in the USA against Sony for this problem. Sony has also offered a limited extended warranty until 30th June 2009 to repair this defect (see

Hope this helps and good luck with your TV.

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that is diffrent then

what shamrockedu is describing.. the Green Blob issues makes a green or yellow-ish tint on the screen or most common is a Blob (green or yellow-ish tinted spot) on the screen, you still get an image, the color is just distorted... I have a 2" green blob on my SXRD, I only see it when the screen is black & the room is dark.

Sony extend the warranty on the optical block on the A2000 & XBR2 to 2010 + I got the EW so I am covered until 2012, just waiting for spring to have my tv fixed.

The only time any of my TV's (CRT, LCD & SXRD) screen goes all green (sometimes purple) is when my DVR is starting to go or gets over heated in the summer time.

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Good luck dealing with Sony - I mean that....

While Sony won't admit it - the optical blocks in the kds-xxa3000 models are just as problematic as their predecessors.

I bought mine in Jan. 08. About 10 months later, I noticed little green splotches on the top left corner of the screen. Then, I noticed the ENTIRE picture had a sight tint of green to it. About a month later, the picture would ocassionally turn completely white - you could still hear sound, but there was no pcture. After a few seconds, the white screen slowly began to turn a deep, solid, green.

My first optical block replacemet was in Jan. '09. It is now the middle of August, and I'm about to get it replaced again, for the EIGHTH time since January.

Sony still refuses to excange my TV for a different model.

This is a picture of when my last OB failed - the screen is SUPPOSED to be solid white:

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O_o wow that is bad

I still have not gotten around to fix mine, it is no where near that bad... I got a warranty that covers it until 2012. Sony should offers us a LCD tv at cost for the troubles, they offered that to owners of the E line's and people where able to get a 40" (1080p) mid line LCD for $350.

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