If the power on light blinks orange/amber when turning it on, that is normal and is due to Sony TV downloading or installing a firmware update – this process should stop when completed which may take several minutes.
If the LED indicator blinks red six times, this indicates an error code. Error codes may range from simple software issues to more technical hardware faults in either your main board or power supply board.
What Does Orange Light Mean on Sony TV?
It’s a timer
Seeing red LED light blinks indicates a system error; how often it blinks indicates what type of error has been identified and its severity; minor or major problems could exist depending on how often red flashes. Most problems can be remedied through performing a power reset; otherwise you may need to replace either your main board or power supply board.
If the LED indicator of your Sony television is blinking green or white, this indicates it is downloading a firmware update. This should take only minutes; once complete, the lights should turn off automatically. If they remain illuminated after this is finished, your backlight may have broken and need testing using a flashlight on the screen.
It’s a software update
When your Sony TV’s red LED flashes, this indicates a system error. Depending on how often and which color the LED blinks, there may be minor or major hardware problems related to main board or power board that need fixing immediately.
An orange/amber light may indicate that your television is receiving a software update – provided it’s connected to an active high-speed internet connection – if this occurs it would be wiser for professional installation to complete it than doing it yourself.
If your television still won’t display a picture, try performing a factory reset. While this will erase all your settings and may seem drastic, it may actually prevent this issue from recurrence. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when performing this procedure and wait a few moments before switching it back on again.
It’s a hardware issue
If the orange light on your Sony TV is blinking, there may be an internal hardware problem with your device. This may have been caused by power surge, overheating or upgrading software; should this occur it’s important to shut off and disconnect any external devices so as to prevent overheating of the TV itself and to help preserve its longevity.
Green or orange lights blinking can vary depending on your mode, with red blinks
signaling system errors that require customer support to remedy. A hard reset may help, by unplugging and holding down the power button on your television for 30 seconds before plugging back in and rebooting it – this ensures proper ventilation, which can prevent overheating which often contributes to this problem.
It’s a power issue
Power cycling a Sony TV that has a red light is often the solution, as this involves turning off and on again to clear away issues caused by software updates or timer settings; however, this can also indicate if its power supply has failed.
To complete this simple task, turn off your television and disconnect it from its power source. It may also be beneficial to remove surge interruptors and smart plugs so you have direct contact with the socket. Plug another device with similar electricity demands into its socket to see if its red light stops flashing.
If the red light persists in blinking, Sony support should be contacted for additional troubleshooting steps. They can assist in identifying which component has an issue and even offer replacements as part of their services.