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TV image goes black, red light keeps flashing - hitting sometimes helps recover

I've had this TV for about five years and it's been great. Recently it started to do this: the screen goes black and red light keeps flashing. At first, I was able to slightly move its position it and the image would come back but it seems to be getting worse (I'm running out of angles to move it -:). Sometimes even a hit on top helps but only for a few seconds. If I get lucky in a certain angle, I can still watch the TV in the evening. I wouldn't want to spend too much money for the repairs and I'm not gifted when it's about electronics. However, if I can get some advice and I could get the right tools, I'd be willing to experiment. THANKS FOR ANY TIPS ON THIS!!! daN

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Re: TV image goes black, red light keeps flashing -...

You most have a cold solder but wachtout dont foolaround with tv sets they are very dangerous to a person that have no experiences with it and you could produce a larger damage..good luck...

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