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my sony tv turns off by itself, the red light in the front

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my sony tv turns off by itself, the red light in the front blinks. We have to wait a few minutes to turn it back on.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Chuck Williams replied 7 years ago.

Chuck Williams :


Chuck Williams :

I need the model number of the TV to help you, it will begin with a "K".

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Also, how many times does the red light flash before it pauses, then flashes again?

Expert:  Chuck Williams replied 7 years ago.

Get back to me with that info, and we can go from there.



Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX look for it and send it to you
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
The model number is XXXXX The red light blinks 4 times.
Expert:  Chuck Williams replied 7 years ago.

OK, a 4 flash error code means that one of the fans in the TV isa not working.


All of the fans inside the TV have a sensor to tell the TV that it's working, and when one fils, it shuts the set down and makes the red light blink 4 times.


Do you have any electronics experience or would be comfortable taking the set apart to replace a fan? If so, I might be able to help you fix this. If not, of course, you will need a tech.


Ballpark cost if you hire a Sony tech is $250, parts and labor.


Let me know if you'd like to try to fix this yourself, and thanks for using JustAnswer!