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Old 05-03-10, 09:02 AM   #1
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Help! my HDTV has a blue circle in the middle of screen?

I noticed it about a week ago. I've had the Sony for a few years now. It's 1080i LCD and I just replaced the bulb a few months ago. It's possible my 2-year-old hit or threw something at the tv. It's more of a bluish/white tint right in the center of the screen covering a fairly large area & looks circular. Depending on what's playing and what color is on that spot, it can be easy to see or hard- my kids can see it, but my wife doesn't see it. It shows up on all inputs & I've tried adjusting the settings and it's still there. Any ideas?
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Old 05-03-10, 09:43 AM   #2
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Old 05-03-10, 10:24 AM   #3
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Re: Help! my HDTV has a blue circle in the middle of screen?

I wonder if it is the engine block going haywire? This was a problem for sony's Rear Projection sets.
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Old 05-27-10, 09:56 PM   #4
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Re: Help! my HDTV has a blue circle in the middle of screen?

I got the same issue now. My friend says the color alignment is messed up. I have a 42 inch rear projected tv from 05. Im going to buy a new tv.
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Old 05-28-10, 11:49 AM   #5
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Re: Help! my HDTV has a blue circle in the middle of screen?

If you also have an erection lasting longer than 4 hours, see your doctor immediately.
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Old 05-28-10, 03:30 PM   #6
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Re: Help! my HDTV has a blue circle in the middle of screen?

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If you also have an erection lasting longer than 4 hours, see your doctor immediately.
When that happened to me, I went to the pharmacist. I showed her the fully engorged monster that wouldn't go down and asked her what she could give me for it. She went and talked with her partner who was also a woman. After discussing they came out and said they'd give 1/2 the business plus a company car
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Old 05-28-10, 06:18 PM   #7
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When that happened to me, I went to the pharmacist. I showed her the fully engorged monster that wouldn't go down and asked her what she could give me for it. She went and talked with her partner who was also a woman. After discussing they came out and said they'd give 1/2 the business plus a company car


In reality, you got shot with pepper spray and a taser. Didn't you, Jim?
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Old 05-29-10, 02:29 PM   #8
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In reality, you got shot with pepper spray and a taser. Didn't you, Jim?
The label said take 30 - 60 minutes before sex. I thought it said take 30 to 60 pills before sex. Ooops.
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Old 05-29-10, 05:01 PM   #9
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The label said take 30 - 60 minutes before sex. I thought it said take 30 to 60 pills before sex. Ooops.
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Old 06-03-10, 07:53 AM   #10
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Re: Help! my HDTV has a blue circle in the middle of screen?

I have a Sony 55" from 2006 and I noticed a blue spot along the bottom and left corner

You can see it clearly when the screen has a strong white image.
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Old 06-03-10, 11:33 AM   #11
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Re: Help! my HDTV has a blue circle in the middle of screen?

This is a known defect in the Sony RPTVs. It happened to my neighbor's set and he was able to get a new light engine installed under warrenty. That is the fix, by the way. That was a couple of years ago, and I don't think you can do that anymore. There were extensive threads on this for years over on the AVS forums.
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Old 06-05-10, 07:29 AM   #12
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Re: Help! my HDTV has a blue circle in the middle of screen?

I got mine in 2006.

If the warranty expired can they still replace the light engine and how much would it cost?

any links to those older threads?
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Old 06-05-10, 03:08 PM   #13
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Aparrently, the optical block is at the heart of the problem. I searched the RPTV Forum over on AVS for Sony blue spots and came up with a lot of hits. Here is one sample thread and here is another.

Good luck. That first sample thread may hold out some hope for you.

Removed the search link; guess it expired after I logged out.

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Old 07-08-10, 05:55 PM   #14
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Re: Help! my HDTV has a blue circle in the middle of screen?

I called Sony and the repairs would cost more than $1,000.

They did offer a free Sony 40" TV and discounts on their 55" TV for $525.

Thought I would own this TV for at least 10 years with no problems. This sucks. I am not going to buy a Sony again.
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Old 07-13-10, 10:44 PM   #15
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Re: Help! my HDTV has a blue circle in the middle of screen?

http://sites.google.com/site/sonylcdrptvproblems/

Whole lot of info here. I have one of the sets and am beginning to notice a green blob in a few places but only during certain images.
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Old 07-14-10, 05:51 PM   #16
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Re: Help! my HDTV has a blue circle in the middle of screen?

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I called Sony and the repairs would cost more than $1,000.

They did offer a free Sony 40" TV and discounts on their 55" TV for $525.

Thought I would own this TV for at least 10 years with no problems. This sucks. I am not going to buy a Sony again.
And you're not taking them up on either offer???
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Old 07-14-10, 10:28 PM   #17
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Re: Help! my HDTV has a blue circle in the middle of screen?

I got the blue blur nearly 2 months ago, Im getting a Samsung LED next week to replace it
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Old 07-16-10, 03:50 AM   #18
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Re: Help! my HDTV has a blue circle in the middle of screen?

I contacted them and told them I will take the 40" since my bro wants it but I have to send a pic of the problem on the TV.

I listed the Sony 55" at Craiglist and I got 2 offers for $400 and I hope this second buyer comes through on the transaction. First one flaked.

Just hope he or she does not come to my house armed with a weapon.
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