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The problem here with the lamp is it has an average 2,000 hour life--only way for a "tech" to know if it is the problem is to replace it.

The ballast is the power supply for the lamp---lamp goes bad a lot more often than the ballast= sounds like the tech wants to create a shop repair..........

Sometimes the lamp will provide a warning by being dimmer just before it fails and sometimes not.

The lamp is customer replaceable(owner manual and You Tube have written and video instructions for most models).

You if change the lamp take a gamble--either it fixed the problem or not--Any shop or expert who tells you to replace the ballast first without even trying another lamp (10 minute job) is feeding you a story for lack of another expression.

Sony Grand WEGA... | Answered Yesterday

5 times blinks denotes Panel I2C COMM Error BB or Source board Error If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Pull up older posts.
Error codes details [LED Blinking codes] to many popular brand TVs and other devices are given in detail.

Sony Televison &... | Answered 3 days ago

Could be an open internal fuse or power supply failure

Sony Televison &... | Answered 3 days ago

If you wish to get some details; visit the site linked here. Pull up older posts.
faults & possible causes to LCD & Plasma screen are given with illustrations. You can get an idea about the fault to an extent.
Search the site by type in the "brand name" to your device; [Exclude the model number], in the "Search box at the top right of the display window of the Homepage" to get gathered related posts. See the site by a desktop. Mobile view has no search box. If you are viewing it by your mobile, see it in webview.]

Sony Televison &... | Answered on Jun 17, 2019


Try the mechanical release;

Look for a very tiny hole in front of the drive; use a paper clip poke through that hole, apply a little pressure and push. The tray should pop open.

there might be a panel that covers the tray, and you won't see the tiny hole. If that's the case, just use your fingernail to pry open the panel, which most likely will pull out (not off), and you'll then see the hole. Once you push the straightened out paper clip into the hole, the tray should come out enough for you to pull it out the rest of the way.

Sometimes the CD drive doesn't open because the case is misaligned. Try pressing on the center portion of the drive when it is attempting to open!

Sony DVP-SR200P... | Answered on Jun 17, 2019

Philips lists four-digit codes but advises looking up a three-digit code. Go figure. Anyway, try 0414, 0902, 0801, 0708, and 0639.

Sony Televison &... | Answered on Jun 17, 2019

The manufactures of appliances do no install surge protection as they assume you have one installed in your distribution board in your home

Sony Televison &... | Answered on Jun 15, 2019

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