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We have an approx. 50" projection TV - about 9 years old.

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We have an approx. 50" projection TV - about 9 years old. Have loved and purchased Sony prroducts for over 20 years. TV has died - no sound and no picture. Red light flashes continually on front of set. Repairable or off to the trash bin?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Welcome! Coming here is the best choice because calling a repair shop costs more money and time than you might think. We are now connected together on this convenient website. I am an experienced electronics field technician and your satisfaction is my top priority. To get started we really do need the full model number of the Tv? see sticker on back of tv


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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not at TV now. Will get back later today or tomorrow.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Modeel # ***** ***** 55A2020
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Model # ***** ***** 55A2020
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

typing your answer now. hold your replies.

Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

This model tv uses a replaceable lamp that needs to be changed every 4-6 years. If you have had it 9 years and not replaced the lamp then that is what you need to do. Also if you did replace the lamp but got a cheap knock off non-original product then you need to get a real original product. Here is a direct link to get a quality lamp:

suggest the $99 version. Lamp installation instructions are in the Tv user manual:

If you think it's not the lamp please REPLY and explain why. If you are unable or unwilling to perform these operations then a repair shop should be consulted. I am here to help you. Please reply back if you need clarification on any of the above, or even if you just want to say "thank you" :-)

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