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Sound Goes Off and TV Comes On By Itself

I Have a Philips 60" TV Model 60P8342 and after the TV is on a while the volume starts going off and back on and after a little longer the TV will start changing channels. The TV will also will come back on by itself once it's turned off. I have tried disconnecting the remote control sensor and the front panel controls but that didn't help. Any help would be apprecicated. Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    I have the same exact problem.

    What is the SSB board? Can the repair be made by a novice with good soldering skills?



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You need to replace the SSB board

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