How do you access the service menu on a tv?

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  1. Aaron Cohen

    Aaron Cohen Second Unit

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    Is there a general way to go about accessing the service menu on your tv? I have the 34 inch Widescreen Trinitron Xbr HDTV by Sony and I am wondering how to get into the service menu....

    Thanks for any responses!
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Every television has its own service-menu access code, though some models from the same manufacturer would probably accept the same code.
     
  3. Joe Tilley

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    Do a search on your web browser for ( Sony service menu )
    You should be able to find a few sites on what menu item dose what. I would get as much information as you can before even trying to enter the service mode, or you can screw up a good set real easy. They will also tell you how to go about getting into & navigating the menu items.
     
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    Aaron,
    This might help ?
    Click !
     
  5. Aaron Cohen

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    Thanks for the link! I'll be sure to read very carefully before attempting to do anything in the service menu! Quick question though....is there a place in the service menu to degausse the monitor?
     
  6. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    Aaron,

    There is no service menu item to force a degaussing.

    On Sonys what usually works is to unplug the set for half an hour or so, plug it back in, and turn it on.

    I had a 98 model 35" XBR that I screwed up really badly with an unshielded subwoofer. The above method completely eliminated the discoloration.
     
  7. Ron Boster

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    The most important lession to practice BEFORE you make any adjustments is to WRITE DOWN THE ORIGINAL SETTINGS. This may sound like common sense, but many do not follow this simple rule. Some settings that you change will not default back to a factory setting after you mess with them. Be very careful and good luck

    Ron
     
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