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Old 09-30-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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Hi all,

My eight years old Sony XBR Tv died this morning. It was working perfectly fine last night when I turned it off. However, when I tried to turn it on this morning it made this "click" sound but didn't turn on - there was no picture, no sound, or nothing. The red stand-by/timer light is flashing everytime I try to turn it on.

Does anyone have any idea what might be wrong with it? And any suggestions for a repair center with a home-service?

Cheers!
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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My Sony died with similar symptoms. I used Consumer Electronic Service to repair it back in January and it's been going strong ever since!
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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Mine too ... But it was ten years old and I needed an excuse to buy an HD set ...
My online search at the time turned up a fair number of power supply issues but ymmv

Frank
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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Mine too ... But it was ten years old and I needed an excuse to buy an HD set ...
My online search at the time turned up a fair number of power supply issues but ymmv

Frank
I wasn't ready to make the switch to HD (need a HD Directivo to be released!) so I went with the repair. It was something with the power supply - a common Sony problem apparently (per the repair guy).
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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I wasn't ready to make the switch to HD (need a HD Directivo to be released!) so I went with the repair. It was something with the power supply - a common Sony problem apparently (per the repair guy).
Do you remember by chance how much you spent on the repair?
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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Do you remember by chance how much you spent on the repair?
The total was $260 - it was $50 for the guy to come to the house to make a diagnosis, and then that was applied to the cost of the repair. He didn't carry my 150lb 34" TV back to the shop, but instead took the motherboard looking thing with him. He was back 2-3 days later with the repaired part, and it's worked fine ever since.

I debated with myself quite a bit on the "repair vs. replace" question. In the end I decided that I was quite happy with the Directv SD picture and I wasn't ready for the bother of switching to Directv HD, losing my Tivo, and figuring out where the heck the HD Directv dish could go (won't work where my SD dish is). I will likely switch to HD when U-Verse comes to my neighborhood, or whenever the HD Directivo is released.
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:56 PM
 
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I love my sony trinitron, But like so many other,s ,it also would not come back on in the morning ,
it was working just fine last night .
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:36 AM
 
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I'm seeing this thread quite late, but for anyone who needs a recommendation for trinitron repair, I recommend Nick Cotroukis at Broadcast Consulting Services on Holly Springs Rd. in Cary. He's done repair work for me on a pro level (maintenance on a Sony Betacam videocamera/recorder), but he also does Sony certified repairs on "monitors" (TV sets). Good guy and reasonably priced if you have a beloved old TV you can't part with. phone 919 851 4056
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