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The green power light stays on. It does not blink...
Lamp was replaced approx. two years ago.
I just tried bringing up vol, menu or input icons while it was dark and nothing will respond.
When the picture goes dark, I do not hear a distinct click. I do continue to hear the fan running in the back of the set.
I do not recall how much we paid for the lamp. It was installed by an authorized SONY technician tho. I should also probably mention that our entire AV system took an elec surge from a lightning strike two years ago. Many components had to be replaced. Insurance covered all the repairs, including to the TV - I think they had to replace some electronic circuit board as well as the lamp at that time.
I would not attempt to repair myself unless it is extremely simple. I am really trying to determine if it can be repaired for a reasonable cost ( a few hundred dollars) versus the cost of a new 55" set - approx. $1,000
So if I have the tech come visit, will he be able to definitively ID the problem as #1, 2 or 3? If so, then two out of three are not too expensive. But if he can absolutely ID it as problem number three before I spend the $1,000, I would likely opt for just buying a new set.
Am I understanding this correctly?