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What is the model number off of the back of the Sony Trinitron please?
Also what is the status of the power light on the set- is it lit steady, out altogether, or blinking?
Additionally when did this problem occur?
Thank you. That power light is used as a code by Sony to determine what is wrong with the set. Please count the number of blinks between pauses (for example: 7 blinks, 7 blinks, etc. ) and let me know what you have on this set.
What do you mean 2 short blinks- there's no long or short?
Also 2 blinks then it goes out?
Or it keeps repeating 2 blinks?
We often see these sets develop faults after a few years, and in most cases it requires replacement of a component (the Power Supply Board being the most common).
However it's worth it to try a hard reset, as sometimes the processor in the TV can simply have locked up.
The first thing you would try, is disconnect the set from power, then press and hold the power button on the TV itself (not the remote), for 10 seconds and release. Then plug the set back in, and also check that the power cord is connected tight at the TV as well. Press power once, and see if the set powers up normally. Try this procedure up to 3 times, and please let me know what happens.
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