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bravia sony tv blinks 8 times and it does not turn on why?

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bravia sony tv blinks 8 times and it does not turn on why?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Tim Nolan replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for posting your question on Just Answer! I will be happy to help you with this problem. Can you please give us some more information so I can better answer your questions.

-What is the model number for the television? (this can be found on the back of the unit)
-How old is the unit?

Please give me this information and I will be happy to assist you further.

Thank you,
Tim Nolan
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
1 year old
Expert:  Tim Nolan replied 4 years ago.
Is the light blinking green or red?

Is the tv over or under the 1 year mark, do you know?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
over 1 year
Expert:  Tim Nolan replied 4 years ago.
This is really odd, 2 through 7 blinks are the only error codes on this unit. You are positive its is blinking 8 times pause 8 times pause repeat?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
7 times
Expert:  Tim Nolan replied 4 years ago.
OK a 7 blink on this model is generally a bad BAL board, this would require this board to be replaced. The BAL board is the main board in the tv. This runs around $460-560 to have replaced profesionally.

If the tv is barely over 1 year old, I would still recommend calling Sony to complain about the issue, a lot of times they will still take care of a customer who is just over a year old.

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Tim Nolan
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