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This is a common fault as the set on ageing deteriorates in the connections. There is a high possibility that the components over a period of heating and cooling, tend to bring on a problem of dry soldering. So my advice is to check the set for some loose joints that have played on to give you these erratic shut downs or poor performance.

The best way to check for loose connections is to tap lightly when the set is powered on , If there is change while tapping then it seems that there are DRY solder joints. Remove main plug, the covers - with caution of high voltage, check for dry joints, use a good soldering iron to solder all suspected points.

Sometimes the fault occurs when the set warms up, if so you can simulate the heat using a hair dryer on the suspected areas, try with the power supply, distribution, Processor controller, driver controllers on the A/V related sections. Also the use a FREEZE-IT spray can simulate the components to cool and show up the fault.

Based on the above method you must be able to locate the area of fault and solder the sections. Sometimes large IC's- ones with more pins- tend to have drying in some pins and so cause faults related to the IC's protocol. Have a rough idea of looking into the areas to reduce the time of probing.

Sony KLV-S26A10... | Answered on Jul 14, 2011


There's a good chance you have failing electrolytic capacitors either in the power section or the inverter section or both.
Any caps in these sections that look bulged at the top, or bulged/leaking at the bottom need to be replaced.
If you repeatedly turn it off and on, eventually it'll probably stay on, but every time you turn it off, the TV will get harder and harder to start up until one day it just won't.
Sometimes you have to do the opposite to start it up and unplug it for some time and then try again.

If you aren't tech savvy, don't worry, read the rest of this solution and watch the videos.

If you are handy with a soldering iron and can identify the power supply and inverter / FM section for the backlights, an inexpensive handful of capacitors will likely fix you right up.
Match the capacitance on the capacitors. Go over voltage if you can, and still have them fit.
IE - it's not a bad idea to replace a 10V cap with a 16V or 25V or even a 50V, but don't replace a 680uF cap with a 500uF or a 1000uF (unless you are positive it's only doing ripple filtering, and even then, you should go OVER, not under the uF rating).

Most of the caps that go are 10V 1000uF or 3300uF.

I found some great videos of the procedure (for many Samsungs with the same issue) on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm51C_RDIZE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNHHrgX_6cs&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l0AUj8QUkg&NR=1&feature=fvwp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7b_nTaZYcU&feature=related

As you can see, this issue spans plasma TVs, as well as large and small LCD TVs and monitors.
The parts are cheap, and skill required is minimal.
You can order the capacitors online from places like www.digikey.com and they are usually less than a dollar each. They have a flat shipping rate (here it's $8) and the parts arrive next business day.

Sony KLV-S26A10... | Answered on Jul 11, 2011


Call for Waranty service,video backlight have prob.is dying.

Sony KLV-S26A10... | Answered on Oct 04, 2009


Do you know where your remote is?I have had it where it would do that for days and then I would find my remote was wedged into my chair somewhere and when I sat down it would press a button.Either that or check the wires in the remote and TV.For the changing channels do you look at your remote when you press buttons to switch channels?There is a common button,which,when pressed,will surf through all of your tv's channels.

Sony KLV-S26A10... | Answered on May 07, 2009


How old is the TV?After a certain number of years the pixles will degrade and around key areas they will turn a rough color.Pink green orange blue,you name it.Otherwise It could be that it got damaged in a shipping process and then there wouldnt be much you could do except take it into the retailer where you purchased it and ask if the problem is fixable.

Sony KLV-S26A10... | Answered on May 07, 2009


and if it works otherwise why worry about a click when powering off . as we say if not broke do not fix

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