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Stephanie Sanford

Replaced Sony Wega lamp, but standby light still flashes red. No TV

Hello. I have a Sony Grand Wega Model # kdf-50e2000. I replaced the lamp, but the Standby light flashes red 3 times. I referred to the owners manuel and chatted online with sony support, but I their suggestions did not help. I checked everything to make sure it was properly installed. I checked the lamp, the lamp cover, and the lamp door. When I turn on the tv, the fan starts and runs for 2-3 seconds, then it shuts off and the standby light flashes red 3 times. I took off the back panel of the tv set, and checked if the lamp cover connects to the sensor properly. It does. Do you think that the fan on the side of that unit could be the problem? It starts then shuts off after a couple seconds. The Standby light turns green at first, then after everything shuts off, it flashes red 3 times. It looks like it is easy to replace. I don't want to call a technician because they want to charge $99 just to come see if they could diagnose it.

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Ron Fielding Jr.
Hey guys! Great forum! I just pulled my bulb out to check for dust, put it back in, and got the three blinking lights.I was getting really frustrated. But If ound this forum and read there's a sensor where the lamp goes in thats the problem. I looked in the set and figured, all Ireally need to do is need to do is make good contact with that sensor. I didn't even need the electrical tape. First I located the sensor in the bottom right area of where the lamp mounts inside the T.V. (looks like a little black plastic pin.) Thats where you need good contact. Then I installed the lamp. But instead of pushing in and up Like I had been doing, This time I pushed in and DOWN. Then bumped it abit to the right, to get it near that sensor. I put everything back together and it fired right up. Hope this helps!! I woulda never been able to do it without these folks tho!! Thanks alot!!
by Ron Fielding Jr.
September 22nd
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Serina Morales
Can someone tell me exactly were to place the pieces if tape! I'm having a hard time figuring it out! Thx
by Serina Morales
August 23rd
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Deb Polselli
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR POSTS! 3SMALL PIECES OF ELECTRICAL TAPE OVER THE LEFT CORNER "LEGO PIECE" WORKED LIKE A CHARM! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
by Deb Polselli
July 3rd
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Amy Holland
I can't believe it! Replaced a new bulb into the old housing and got the three red lights. Found this page, got my electrical tape out of tool box, found the Lego looking connection, saw the clip, placed four small pieces of tape in the corresponding place on the housing and....it works! My tv works! Easy peasy! Thank you so much!!!
by Amy Holland
March 13th
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Stephanie Sanford
That's awesome Chad :) It's been almost 2 years :) Those lamps are expensive. I bought the one I used off e-bay. It's still doing well :)
by Stephanie Sanford
September 10th, 2013
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Manage My Life
so its been about 3 months and the tape method worked great, haven't had an issue yet...thanks again
by Manage My Life
September 7th, 2013
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Stephanie Sanford
Awesome :) I haven't had an issue since the first time I posted this. That was in 2011 :)
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Stephanie Sanford
Good luck JoAnn :)
by Stephanie Sanford
August 16th, 2013
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Stephanie Sanford
JoAnn, when you look in the tv, where the lamp sits, you might see the little metal censor piece. It would be our right bottom corner. The part on the lamp housing that touches that censor is where the tape is needed. That little metal censor is like the end of a bobby pin, but it needs to be touching. The lamp housing unit is not out far enough to push the censor to touch. This is why the tape is needed to help push the censor so it pushes it together and touches (like the end of a bobby pin). If you are looking at the housing unit, and the lamp end (where the light is) is facing you, then it would be your lower left. That is the side that needs tape. I don't think it would hurt to try both sides though.
by Stephanie Sanford
August 16th, 2013
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Manage My Life
ok would it be in the rear right when its facing you or right front
by Manage My Life
August 15th, 2013
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Manage My Life
Ok I am so frustrated- I am not sure where to put the tape- u say on the bottom right if lamp is facing you - but does it go in the rear or up front- or just along the side?
by Manage My Life
August 15th, 2013
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Stephanie Sanford
Chris, I came to the same conclusion too :) I'm so happy that you were able to fix it before spending the money.
P.S. I'm just an office manager ;)
by Stephanie Sanford
August 6th, 2013
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Manage My Life
Stephanie, you should try a new profession!!! I had put a new bulb in my tv and it worked for about a month then went off. I was ready to buy a new bulb then I was a little relentless and needed about 10 small layers of duct tape and it fixed the issue. I think a lot of the replacement bulbs are made by different manufactures and don’t push in that little indicator.
by Manage My Life
July 21st, 2013
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Stephanie Sanford
Tammy and Joseph, AWESOME!!! I am so happy that so many people are doing so well with this! This is so cool!
by Stephanie Sanford
July 8th, 2013
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Manage My Life
Just fixed mine..! WOOT! Except mine just started dong it out of the blue. I replace the lamp about 2yrs ago. Today it just started shutting off and blinking 3 times, I almost spent 200 on a new lamp but remembered when it went out last time i heard this loud pop. So wasn't convinced it was the lamp. Did some research found your post. Your tape tip worked! Many Thanks!
by Manage My Life
July 6th, 2013
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Manage My Life
drove myself nuts trying to figure this out all day today after getting in a new lamp (with housing) and getting the blinking reds. i didnt want my $35 bulb i got online to be a waste (i was pretty excited to get a compatible bulb as cheap!), so i tried up to 9 layers (!) of tape on the housing like suggested to no avail. switched out the bulb into the old housing, keeping the old wires and female connectors, and is now working just fine. :) good luck to anyone else that has this problem, and never doubt the power of a screwdriver. lol
by Manage My Life
July 5th, 2013
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Stephanie Sanford
Austingal and Chad. That's great! Austingal, did you vacuum out as much dust as possible from that area? When I opened up that back panel, there was lots of dust and I vacuumed as much dust as I saw.
by Stephanie Sanford
June 19th, 2013
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Manage My Life
tried the electrical tape and it seems to work, I will keep eye on it....I am so happy that I found this blog, thank you for the tip
by Manage My Life
June 18th, 2013
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Manage My Life
Hey you guys... I did everything you all did & it worked ....HOWEVER....I have one question.....did you all experience a burning smell from the area the lamp is in? I had mine on for 30 mins & then I smelled a little burning.... I took the cover off where lamp is at & it smelled a little .... I wonder if this is because its a brand new part & it's adjusting to TV temp. What do you all think? I have since turned it off because I got scared.
by Manage My Life
June 3rd, 2013
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Stephanie Sanford
Sorry it didn't work for you Tim :( I almost broke the sensor, but luckily I stopped before it broke. I was able to view the metal sensor, and if the lamp was properly installed because I had the back panel and other things removed so I can see. (I labeled all that stuff before taking things off)
The information you gave about the hard reset will be helpful for others. Thank you so much for the information.
by Stephanie Sanford
May 23rd, 2013
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Manage My Life
Hi Stephanie. Well, your tape trick certainly had plenty of success stories, just wasnt me unfortunately. Couple more things I'd like to add for anyone else with this issue. I read on other forums that when you seat the lamp, to push up once its seated good. The TV repair man told me the exact opposite. He said you need to push down on it once in, obvoiusly, with the sensor being on the bottom. Also, the place where I received my new lamp gave me the instructions below after the fact, wish I would have got this before the sensor broke:

We recommend to do a hard reset on the TV, this helps the TV to discharge all the electrical static inside and will reset the ballast (component that ignites the lamp).
1) Just unplug the TV and take out the lamp.
2) While the TV is unplugged, press and hold down the power button in the TV for 2 minutes.
3) Leave the TV unplugged for 2 hours.
4) After you've waited 2 hours, re-install the lamp, slide it in and push it a little harder, so you can make sure is installed properly. Plug in the TV and turn ON the television.

Hope this helps someone.

Tim
by Manage My Life
May 22nd, 2013
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Stephanie Sanford
Brian, AWESOME!!!

Tim, I'm so sorry that happened :( I was also afraid the sensor would break too. so I left it, and vacuumed out all the lint, and it took me about 5 or 6 times to seat the lamp. But it worked after that. At least it wasn't $200+ which I was quoted. Thank you so much for putting those pictures up. It does better than describing it.
by Stephanie Sanford
May 21st, 2013
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Manage My Life
Hi All,

Well, the tape didnt save me as I had hoped. I was just switching out the lamp because of the warning on the screen and that it wasnt as bright as I remembered it last Friday night and after swapping the working lamp with a new one, I started getting the 3 lights! Strange since it was working just fine prior. So after seeign this forum, I tried the tape a number of different ways on the bottom right corner where it would hit the metal sensor that I could see just dangling there. 3 layers, 4 layers, 5 of tape and so on. No luck. I tried pulling the sensor out with my finger, but was so concerned I would break it, didnt want to risk it. So much for that, after reseating the lamp about 50 times over the weekend, the sensor clip fell off :-( $150 later, a TV tech replaced that sensor (after removing just about everything on the back of the TV, and thankfully, it was indeed the sensor that caused it to work. I'm convinced that the sensor was broke even when just hanging there after I removed the good lamp housing the first time. On the bright side(literally), the screen looks great now, brand new looking even. Just wanted to put my story out there, and for those doing this in the future, be careful moving that sensor around with your fingers. The 2 sensor pictures are below.
by Manage My Life
May 21st, 2013
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Stephanie....thank you! Never would have figured out the tape trick on my own....had the tv apart trying to figure it out....no luck until I saw your post. Saved my TV and wallet!
by Manage My Life
April 6th, 2013
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Stephanie Sanford
John,
It is at the lamp housing's bottom right corner. If you have the lamp facing you, then the tape needs to be on your left, on the bottom of the lamp housing. Hope it all works for you :)
by Stephanie Sanford
January 3rd, 2013
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Manage My Life
were is exacly u wrap the electrical tape ?
by Manage My Life
December 29th, 2012
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Stephanie Sanford
Woohoo!!! Way to go Carla :)
by Stephanie Sanford
October 19th, 2012
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Manage My Life
OMG Replacing the old housing did not work. Put tape on the old housing and it works. Yayyyyy. I am 63 and on a pension and could not afford to replace the tv or get costly repairs. Thank you ALL and Stephanie!!
by Manage My Life
October 19th, 2012
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Stephanie Sanford
Look for the little metal connection and try to tape those together.
by Stephanie Sanford
October 19th, 2012
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Manage My Life
will replace the lamp from the new housing into the old houseing and see if that works
by Manage My Life
October 19th, 2012
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Manage My Life
No joy :(
by Manage My Life
October 19th, 2012
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Manage My Life
I put tape on the lamp, no luck. I will now try to take off the back of the tv and find the door sensor, wish me luck
by Manage My Life
October 19th, 2012
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Stephanie Sanford
Carla,
The door also has a sensor. You can take off the back panel and see where the sensor is for the door latch. And maybe you could tape that censor shut and see if that works.
by Stephanie Sanford
October 19th, 2012
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Manage My Life
Carla: My advice is to do the tape before ordering any parts. It is like magic. It works. Good luck.
by Manage My Life
October 19th, 2012
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Manage My Life
Or can I bypass the lamp door to get my tv back working before 6 weeks
by Manage My Life
October 19th, 2012
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I have not had a chance to try the tape, but, when I tried to replace the old bulb and put the new one in and the lamp door it kept blinking red 3 times as well. I did it a number of times and finally broke the lamp door. Wish I had seen this post sooner. I have tried to order the lamp cover, but, it is out of stock for 4 - 6 weeks. Does any one know of a place that has these in stock. I have looked everywhere.
by Manage My Life
October 19th, 2012
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Stephanie Sanford
Awesome David!!! I'm so happy that so many people are getting this fixed :) A service call alone is $99. Who knows how much the parts and labor would cost. Now I know that that part is the only little problem on most of these tv's.
by Stephanie Sanford
September 29th, 2012
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Stephanie you are the greatest. Someone on another forum talked about the little metal piece but he said "to unplug the tv, reach in with your hand and gently push the piece in until you hear it engage". How would you hear it engage if there is no power going to the tv ??? I was just about to take the tv apart when i saw your post. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.!!! Now time to watch the Matrix.
by Manage My Life
September 28th, 2012
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Stephanie Sanford
Gino & Jason, Yes!!! I'm so happy that this helped :) Love helping people save money :)

Rudy, that exact thing happened to me too. Did you put some tape over the bottom right corner (the housing's right side)? I put a couple layers of electrical tape there and it was enough space to push the sensor where the lamp meets the inner part that it goes to in the tv. If you tried that and it didn't work, then take the back panel off and look where the small metal connections need to be pushed to connected where the lamp meets the place it goes to in the tv, or where the lamp door shuts. Putting tape on the bottom front corner of the lamp housing helps the metal connection meet to get the tv to work. Start trying with about 2 or 3 layers. Then add more if needed. Hope this helps.
by Stephanie Sanford
September 28th, 2012
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Manage My Life
The green power light comes on like usual, both fans I can see with the back off, start up & are operational. Then after maybe 20 seconds the red "LED" light comes on flashes 4 times & the fans stop. The "LED"light continues to flash 4 times as long as the TV is plugged in. You can get the green power light to come on but the red one just repeats the process. So the fans "Work" but shut off. also the lamp is fairly new & seems to be working and I have reseeded it already,taken the 2 easy fans out & blew clean. I'm at a loss...
by Manage My Life
September 26th, 2012
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Manage My Life
OMGGG I FIXED IT!!!! Turns out there is a sensor that you can only see if you take off the whole back panel... taped that SOB down and BAM!
by Manage My Life
September 24th, 2012
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I spent a good hour trying everything said on this forum... I even got to the point where I put electrical tape on the sensor itself to hold it down. It still blinks 3 reds!! Someone here mentioned a "lamp door sensor" - is there more that just the one sensor in the tv by the plugs?? This bulb is new, bought the housing with it too. Don't have the old housing unfortunately.
by Manage My Life
September 22nd, 2012
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Manage My Life
Thanks so much I fixed my t.v with your advice. You must have saved me at least $100 and I like saving money. Your the best!
by Manage My Life
September 8th, 2012
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Stephanie Sanford
I wish I knew how to short circuit it. The tape way is the only way I know. I put the tape after I bought a new lamp, and the new lamp didn't fix the problem til I took the small lamp part out of the new housing and put it in the old housing, and then put the tape on it. I don't have any problem with the door sensor either. It was the sensor by the lamp.
I'm not going to buy another sony either. Paid too much for problems like this. I would have paid over 300 bucks if I called someone out.
by Stephanie Sanford
September 5th, 2012
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I have to add, we have used several layers of electrical tape as well as duct tape. I always thought Sony was suppose to be a reliable electronics distributor, I will think twice about ever buying a Sony product again.
by Manage My Life
September 3rd, 2012
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Sorry to be a party pooper here but I did the tape fix on our 6 year old Sony Wega KDF50e-2000 and it was a temporary fix. We have re-fixed the damn thing five times this morning, it will only run for about 20 minutes before shutting off and requiring us to fiddle with it again. The first fix worked for three days, but not anymore. Does anyone know how to short circuit the switches so we can get rid of the one by the lamp? There seems to be no problems with the lamp door sensor switch, just the one by the light.
by Manage My Life
September 3rd, 2012
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Stephanie Sanford
My Pleasure. It's so nice to see so many people are getting help from this post and saving money :)
by Stephanie Sanford
August 26th, 2012
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Manage My Life
Thank you soooo much for posting this-I took out my lamp to see the number to order a new one and then it wouldn't work when I put it back in. Your comments all helped so I didn't have to pay $$$ to fix it!!!!!!!

Thanks!
by Manage My Life
August 25th, 2012
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Stephanie Sanford
Awesome Alice. Love it when I can help people :) A repair man wanted to charge me $99.00 just to come out. That didn't even include parts or labor to fix the problem :/ It's so awesome that we all have saved money :)
by Stephanie Sanford
July 17th, 2012
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I have a 6 year old Sony Grand Wega TV which needed a lamp replacement, so I ordered one online for $47. It was the correct lamp. After seeing all the online complaints of the 3 red blinking lights, and having my TV turn off after 5 minutes and getting those darn lights, I did a bit of research. STEPHANIE IS CORRECT! If you take a strong light into the housing, there is this little sensor which needs to be pushed in by the lamp, just below where the 'lego' thing is on the right side. Put a couple layers of electrical tape (no bigger than 1/4 inch square) just under the 'lego' round thing. If you put your had in the compartment (unplug the TV!) , you can feel this little sensor with your finger on the right of the connectors. It pushes in. My guess is that they manufactured the lamp or the sensor a tiny bit off. Anyhow, my TV works and I did it myself, without calling in for an expensive repair. I am so damn happy about that. Good luck everyone.
by Manage My Life
July 17th, 2012
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Stephanie Sanford
Awesome Daniel!!! That little metal piece is what I was talking about; it needs to touch itself to make a connection to work. If it happens again, try the electrical tape to give it more space to push the metal piece to connect.
I'm so glad that so many people are getting help from this :)
by Stephanie Sanford
July 16th, 2012
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Manage My Life
Sorry make that the right side not left.
by Manage My Life
July 16th, 2012
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I fixed mine. Open up the lamp replacement area and remove the lamp. There is a very small metal piece on the lower left side, inside the tv, by the right plug. Very gently, pull this piece out a little. Not too much or you will break the piece. Put lamp back in and presto!!
by Manage My Life
July 16th, 2012
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Stephanie Sanford
Nicole, did you try the electrical tape? If that does not work, then maybe you would have to get someone out there to check it out.
Rachel, sorry it didn't work. It could be something else.
by Stephanie Sanford
February 13th, 2012
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Manage My Life
I started with like 5 or 6 small strips of tape on each side and it worked from the start.
by Manage My Life
February 13th, 2012
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Dont feel bad Nicole. I've been working on this for months now and first came on here to ask Stephanie about fixing it but I still cant get mine to even turn on. :( At this point I think that Im going to try to sell it to maybe someone who can fix it rather than trying to get a tech out to fix it for me. im glad it seemed to work for everyone else but it is very disappointing when it doesnt work for you.
by Manage My Life
February 12th, 2012
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The duct tape solution is no longer working for me again. It seems to work for 20 to 30 minutes before failing.
by Manage My Life
February 4th, 2012
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Cristina: I had 3 layers the first time, adding a 4th has it working again for now. Thank you so very much.
by Manage My Life
February 4th, 2012
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Nicole: That happened to me. Put another layer of tape on it. I needed three layers. Let me know if it works.
by Manage My Life
February 4th, 2012
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Duct tape only solved my problem for about 20 minutes, now I'm back to the blinking red light, any other suggestions?
by Manage My Life
February 4th, 2012
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Stephanie Sanford
Awesome John!!! I'm so happy that this has helped you all :)))
by Stephanie Sanford
February 1st, 2012
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Manage My Life
Woohoo!!! The electrical tape fix worked for me, too! And as others have mentioned, I never removed the back of the tv. Thanks so much Stephanie for your clear directions on this fix. I really didn't want to take out the bulb and put that into the existing housing as I'm sure I would've screwed that up. Anyway, thanks!!! :)
by Manage My Life
February 1st, 2012
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Stephanie Sanford
That is so awesome Cristina :) I'm so glad that duck tape works too. And I so happy that next time I won't have to take off the back panel :)
by Stephanie Sanford
January 22nd, 2012
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I want to thank all of you. I struggled with this and your tape worked perfectly. I never would have been able to fix this without your posts. Saved a lot of money on repair or new tv. I used duck tape. Didn't have electrical. It worked just like you described. Thanks so much.
by Manage My Life
January 20th, 2012
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Stephanie Sanford
Wow, this is the first time I have ever joined a forum :) I'm so amazed that this is saving you all hundreds of dollars :) It's my pleasure to help out :)
by Stephanie Sanford
January 19th, 2012
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Tammy Cox
Thank you!!! Had the same TV and same problem, ordered a bulb and the red light blinked 3 times, tried the electrical tape without removing the back and it worked!! Love these forums!!! Thank you soooo much!!! =)
by Tammy Cox
January 19th, 2012
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Your posts solved the exact same problem for me immediately. Thank you so much for posting these instructions. You saved me big time my protection agreement had just run out. Thanks again Stephanie!
by Manage My Life
January 18th, 2012
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Stephanie Sanford
That's awesome. At least he didn't have to take off the back :) I'm so glad that worked.
by Stephanie Sanford
January 13th, 2012
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Thanks to you all...our lamp blew (Sony 50 inch) and we replaced it but got the 3 blinking lights. My hubby just put duct tape on the bottom left of the lamp (with lamp facing you). He didn't even take off the back. TV came right on! Apparently there is a faulty design on this if we're all doing this...but thank goodness for forums!
by Manage My Life
January 13th, 2012
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Stephanie Sanford
This is so exciting :) I am so happy that this has helped you all :)
by Stephanie Sanford
December 29th, 2011
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Stephanie, we are so happy you shared this information, the tape works!! I wish i had tried this prior to paying $29 for an expert on another site, who was not helpful at all. Thank you
by Manage My Life
December 28th, 2011
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Stephanie Sanford
That's great Mike :) I wasn't going to spend $99.00 just for them to come out (then who knows how much more it would cost after that). I'm so glad that you were able to fix that. My husband also swapped the new bulb to the old housing. That didn't work until I put the electrical tape on it. The tape helped it make the connection.

There is also a sensor with a little metal connection on the side of the lamp area where the door latch inserts to. That area worked for me, but I still put a couple layers of tape on the latch where the connection is made just to make sure that will work too.

I read some other post about this in other forums. Those people was able to fix the problem with just dusting out the area for the lamp. That didn't work for me. But I am so glad that we have this site here to save us all money :)
by Stephanie Sanford
December 9th, 2011
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Stephanie, I had the same problem and if it wasn't for your posts, I would've had to shell out $200 to get my TV fixed. There were a few different things I had to do and I'll explain here for those who may run into a similar problem:

-I purchased my bulb and housing from Amazon
-When I replaced the old bulb/housing with the new bulb/housing, my TV didn't work
-red light on the front flashed three times telling me the lamp wasn't installed correctly
-Switched out the new with the old, and still had 3 red lights
-Pulled off the back panel like Stephanie did and saw the housing wasn't reaching the sensor. Put electric tape on the new housing and tried again...nothing!
-Put electric tape on the old housing and boom...TV came back on!
-Thought I had bought a bad bulb, but it was just a bad housing.
-Replaced the bulb in the old housing and VOILA...TV came back on!

link to replace just the bulb from housing:
youtube.com/watch?v=HiAgo00-URE

Thanks again Stephanie, I wouldn't have made it as far as I did without your posts.
by Manage My Life
December 9th, 2011
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Stephanie Sanford
Hi Rachel. I put a few layers of black tape on the black box (housing) that holds the lamp. From the lamps right & left sides, it is the corner located under and to the right of the lamp. If the lamp was facing you, then it would be your left bottom corner. It looks like there is a little lego piece on both corners. Place the tape layers over that corner. Hope this helps. Also, try to get out as much dust as you can. The back panel is easy to take off. It's about 10 or 12 screws. You could take a lot of dust out that way.
by Stephanie Sanford
November 20th, 2011
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Hi Stephanie, Im also having a similar problem, where exactly did you put the electrical tape? On the black box that holds the lamp, of the lamp itself, etc? Please explain in a little further detail for me, hopefully this will help solve my problem too
by Manage My Life
November 19th, 2011
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Thank you very much Dusty J. I also tried to put the old lamp in to see if it would turn on, but that did not work either. But, I fixed it! :))) The problem was the Pcb assy (or board) Sears part number A1177123A. It is the sensor that makes sure the lamp is properly installed. It may have moved with the heat from the lamp. I took apart the back panel of the tv, and I moved the circuit board to see if I could see any other parts that might have a problem. What I saw was that the new lamp (and the old lamp), did not push the metal connector far enough to make a connection on the sensor. I put a few layers of electrical tape on the part of the lamp (plastic part) that pushes the connection to the sensor. The tv works like new :)
Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it.
by Stephanie Sanford
October 18th, 2011
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I just had an idea. Have you put the old lamp back in? If not, try that to see if you get the 3 blink error again if not then you might of just got a bad replacement lamp.
by Manage My Life
October 18th, 2011
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The only thing left is if the door or lamp switch was damaged somehow and that is resulting in 3 blink error. At this point I would recommend to have a technician to look at the TV to see what is going on.
by Manage My Life
October 18th, 2011
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Stephanie Sanford
Dusty J, Thank you for your response. Sony's recommendations were the same as yours. My husband and I repeated those steps about 10 times altogether. Then we took off the back panel to see the lamp cover connection at the sensor. The connection was really good. Is there anything else we can do? Or could the lamp have been a bad lamp? I got it from discounttvparts. The part number was correct: XL-2400.
by Stephanie Sanford
October 17th, 2011
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A fan error would result in the light blinking 4 times each. The 3 blink code is only for the lamp and lamp cover. Was there an error before the lamp was replaced? What were Sony recommendations? I would start with removing the lamp cover, and the lamp and then install the lamp again and put the lamp cover back on.
by Manage My Life
October 17th, 2011
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afritz afritz
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October 15th, 2011
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Stephanie Sanford
*The DC fan seems like it would be easy to replace.
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