wont turn on has 5 red led blinks

wont turn on has5 red blinks on front panel

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After being on for some time, my KDL52EX700 TV shuts down with the 5-blinks error. After several hours/days I can restart the TV again but it continues to shut down (almost as if it is overheating).

I've done a Factory re-set but it still shuts down.

Using the Sony remote I was able to obtain the following error codes:

HFR_ERR, 170626113541 (error history), 10 (error count)

P_ID_ERR, no error history recorded, 12 (error count)

Any assistance would be very much appreciated regarding which component I need to replace.


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@jjk491200 the 5 blink error code can have quite a few different causes. Ranging from the T-con board to the panel and few things in between. Besides the great answer from @jayeff you also want to dig a little deeper. If you have the original TV remote than try to see if this will work on your set:

1. In standby mode, press the following buttons on the Sony remote:

DISPLAY....5....VOL(-)....TV POWER

2. On the left side are the blink codes. On the right hand side is the error count.

3. Under 005, you'll see three listings... TCON, HFR, and P-ID (panel).

4. Let us know what errors your set shows.

If that does not work on your set, then you will have to remove the back of your TV and check the boards. Try to rule out/in the T-con board as faulty. Disconnect the LVDS cable to the T-CON board, the cable between the Main board and the T-CON board, and see if the error code will change. Let us know what the result is.

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Hello there, came across this post while researching my 5-blinks error. Using the Sony remote I found the following errors:

HRF_ERR, 170626113541 (error history), 10 (error count).

P_ID_ERR, no error history recorded, 12 (error count).

Would be grateful for any assistance. Thanks. Rikhi

email: rikhiganase@gmail.com


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Try a power reset.

Switch off the TV and the wall outlet, then remove the power cord from the outlet.

Press and hold the TV power button for 30 seconds then release.

Reconnect the power cord to the wall outlet and switch on.

Switch on the TV.

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