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How long have you had the set for and has any work ever been done on it?
Does the Green LED blink continuously, or in a pattern (such as 3 blinks, pause, 3 blinks, pause, etc.)?
Purchased on 2006 or 2007 I think.
Green LED just blinks continuously I think. I didn't notice any sort of pattern.
Have you ever replaced the Lamp?
Also, when you press power, do the fans come on, do you hear any clicking sounds, or buzz coming from the set?
No. The lamp has never been replaced. Yes, the fan comes on and runs during the time the LED is blinking and then all powers off. No other buzzing, clicking, or smells are noticed.
That's fine. I will be waiting.
Sorry for the delay. The problem indeed points to a faulty lamp on this set. Also, considering the lamps commonly only last between 3-5 years or so, you are well beyond that point and this would lead to the symptoms you're having. You need to replace the lamp. The link to the lamp for your set is below:
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Thanks for your research and response. One question though. I notice the link above references a Sony-KDF-E50A10-Housing and lamp. Is this correct also for my Sony KDF-E42A10 set?
Let me doublecheck that, it came up under the search for yours. I will be right back.
I'm not sure if the one above is correct, it may be the same part number as the one below. I know the one below is the proper lamp for your set though:
I did go to one of the links brought up for Amazon.com from your link above and I did find a listing that shows it is indeed the same lamp for both models above and more.
Thaks again for your assistance.