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Old 02-05-2008, 07:05 PM   #16
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Not worth spending money to repair IMO. This is a dinosour as far as the technoloy is concerned, and in case you are not aware of it, there will no longer be any analog tv broadcasts after the end of next year, everything will be digital.

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Old 02-05-2008, 08:26 PM   #17
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Congrats on the Sony rehab! Trinitrons are some of the best CRTs ever made. Why drop a chunk of change to buy a flat screen that will NEVER match the black of my USED Sony? The only thing HDTVs have that I don't is a built-in HDTV receiver, and heck, they're also cheaper than a new flat screen (my cable box even came with one).

No one makes a flat screen that I think looks as good as my Trinitron on an HD feed.
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:23 PM   #18
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New, doesn't always mean better. Most of the flat-panel sets today will never last 10 years, either the parts will be too expensive, or be discontinued. I am seeing this right now with LCD sets less than a year old. The parts are no longer avaliable, or never were. The quality of workmanship and the pride that a manufacturer puts into their products are missing from the new sets.

Troubleseeker is correct about the digital switch in Feb, 2009, but with the analog-to-digital converter boxes, that Sony could have many more years of life left. It could easily last far longer than any new LCD or Plasma set on the market today.

Now, if HD is what you want, then that old Sony will not cut the mustard. You'll HAVE to get a new one.
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Old 03-08-2008, 02:21 PM   #19
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I have a 5 year old sony kv-32fs200 that I need to replace the A board. Can you explain how to do this.
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Old 03-08-2008, 08:56 PM   #20
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The model number KV32FS200 (BA-5D chassis) uses several boards, but the "A" board is the main chassis. This should not be replaced, but repaired. If this were to be replaced, there would be many alignments needed to be made, far too in depth for this forum. I have never replaced this board, only repaired it. What kind of problem are you having with the set,, maybe I can give you some idea as to what the problem is.
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I had a repair man from sony come in 3 weeks ago and he said that i needed to replace the A board. It cost me $100 for him to come in plus it would of cost me $150 for the part + $260 for him to replace it + tax. The tv only cost $600. I was thinking of just getting an LCD but I figured that I can slide the board out and replace myself. As I was watching the Giant packer game it just went out. Blank screen.... When I tried to turn it back on only the lights blinked 5 or 6 times. The repair man said that there could be little things bad on the A board so it is best to replace the whole board.
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:12 AM   #22
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To me, it sounds like a lazt tech. I guess he doesn't want the hassle to troubleshoot the set. Unfortunately, if you don't have a volt meter, I believe that over the computer, there's nothing I can do. The problem is, if the "A" board is replaced, the chassis will have to be aligned to work right with your picture tube. Don't get me wrong, if you replace the board, it may work, but the picture color and gray-scale might be off.
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:42 PM   #23
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Thank you for getting back to me. What is the volt meter going to tell me? I am able to get one from work.
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:01 PM   #24
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What is the problem with the set? What are the symptoms? Bad picture, no picture, bad color, etc...
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I have no picture. nothing. no sound. I unpluged it and pluged it back in and nothing. Just 6 flashing red lights on the front.
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Well Skids, there really isn't anything I can do. It would get too indepth to try to talk you through it. The "6" blinks is an error code, meaning possibly no horiz deflection. This could be the Flyback transformer, a bad capacitor, or maybe even the jungle IC. I still say that the other shop that looked at your set was lazy. They should troubleshoot it, and replace the bad part, or parts. I have never replaced the "A" board in one of these. Never had to. Now I have repaired them, but not replaced.
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Hello Sonyman
I had this same mystery 1 1/2 months ago. Sony said $100.00 house call and $ 65.00 hr to look at the set HuuuuGH. no way,
I called a local TV service repair company. He came out took one look
and said I'm pretty sure you have a crack in the circuit board, I will take it in and it should not cost more then $ 130.00 if so we won't repair it.
They did that and did something else too? checked out the tube no extra cost. had it back in two days. $25.00 House call and repair $ 130.00.
= $185.00 total bill.
No charge for pick up or return.
There are real honest TV repairmen out there.
Ask around to some friends for referances.
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Old 03-14-2008, 03:39 PM   #28
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Thanks for the information
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:19 PM   #29
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the sony trinitron might be the best overall tv ever made.

i use it for research project to see magnetic field lines when placed near its screen.

:: don't try this at home ::



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