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TV turns off then on again

The TV is on for about 1 hour then every 5 minutes the picture turns off the green light flashes for about 30 seconds then the same thing happens about every 5-10 minutes. The TV is only 2 years old

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  • dregone Sep 28, 2008

    my tv turns off every 18 seconds. what is the shelf life on its lamp? how can it need replacement if the tv is only 2 years old. I have had a Toshiba for 11 years and only now am I beginning to experience problems with it.

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Thank you. I made an appointment to do that. I will let you know if that helped

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Have you replaced its Lamp?
If not yet, its time to replace it.

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