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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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can you take a picture of where you put the tape?
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I also had the same problem. At first the TV just shut down every time I turned in on within 5 minutes. So I thought it was a lamp problem. I bought a new lamp, and still the TV would work for about 5 minutes and then turn off again. I researched and found your solution-- thanks for sharing! Although, instead of tape I used Velcro to fasten the bulb into place. It works perfectly now!
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This worked great. I went to put a new bulb in my tv today since my picture has been getting darker and darker. After installing the new bulb the red light flash three times. My first thought was maybe it was a bad bulb so I tried installing the old bulb. I still got three flashing red lights. My wife and I thought we were going to have to get a new tv. I did a quick google search and came across this forum. Two small pieces of electric tape right below the lego looking piece and the tv is back on and the picture is great. Thanks!
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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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Kathy Thompson
thank you this really helped me!! I replaced my bulb but didnt put the door on so it wasnt making good contact... tv was flashing the 3 red flashes and wouldnt power up. This comment showed me that i needed to have that secure contact.. I put the doors back on and it fired right up. Thank you Ron!!
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Can someone help I have a Sony we a 60 inch TV it was on I moved it a inch it turned itself off now won't turn on it blinks green then blinks 3 red I put in new lamp last month
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Mike Spiff
Yahoo!! Thought the tape was a joke but it worked. Thanks Guys!!!!!! Saved me a ton on new T. V. Purchase
Edgar Mino
I replaced the broken lamp for a new one, the TV worked for 5 minutes and turned it self off. The power/standby light now is blinking on red for 3 times. I already tried the trick of the tape but TV still not working.
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