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Sony Bravia Red Light Flashing Four Times? Quick Solutions

Sony Bravia Red Light Flashing Four Times? Quick Solutions

There has been a surge of customers experiencing a red blinking light on their new Sony Bravia televisions.

If your Sony Bravia TV won’t turn on or you are seeing a flashing red light, this is a clear sign that something is wrong. To solve the issue, turn the TV OFF using the remote control or power button, unplug the power cable at the mains and leave it disconnected for two minutes, then turn the television back on.

In this article, we’ll explain what to do if you are still experiencing a red flashing light on your Sony TV and what causes the issue.

Why is my Sony Bravia turning itself off and flashing red?

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The Sony Bravia turning itself off is a big giveaway that there might be a major error somewhere on your TV.

Blinking a certain number of times indicates what model your TV is and there could be up to eight flashes.

If it were to blink eight times then there is a special reset needed but if you’re seeing only four flashes, it could be an easy fix.

Below are a number of things you can try to get the TV to turn itself back on.

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Things to try in order to solve this issue

  1. Turn the TV off and back on, leave it for three minutes turned off to allow it to reset.
  2. If blinking persists then clear any vents or slots to allow good airflow around the TV.
  3. If that doesn’t work then turn the TV off again and unplug all connections to it and then reconnect to try again.

However, if this has not worked, we recommend you get in contact with us and we can help you repair your TV over the phone or help you find an engineer.

What if your Sony Bravia has green and orange lights blinking?

A solid orange light would mean your TV is on a set timer, however, a blinking orange light means there is a software update taking place and the green light is usually solid when the TV is turned on.

When a green and orange light start to blink it could mean there is a software update taking place that is having issues completing.

Simply unplugging the TV for three to five minutes and then plugging it back in should be enough to sort any blinking lights out.


  • Michael Stokes

    Over 10 years of experience working as a technical support engineer. Highly skilled in fixing any technical issue, including app configuration and account setup, gaming errors, television problems, and any other electronics-related issue. You can find out more about him at

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