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Picture goes off an on "blinking" when turened on

Since a while now our 7 year old Sony does this: After switching it on it takes some time to come on. Then as the sound stays perfect without any distortion the picture goes off (black) again, this to come back on after a few seconds and again and again and again. The Picture will be stable after approx 10 minutes, but could bo black again when there is an explosion in the movie. The sound is there the whole time and it doesn make a difference if the cable box is selected or the DVD, or no source at all. If there's a part that can be changed for a few dollars, I sure wil try that. If it's the tube I'll set the thing nicely to my driveway next garbage-day. Thanks for taking the time, Harry

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Re: Picture goes off an on "blinking" when turened on

Most likly is a cold solder connection in the horizontal oscilator circuit, a problem with the vertical sweep circuit, or could be in the video jungle circuit. Unless you know how to troubleshoot solid state electronics, A TV set is not the place to be experimenting in unless you wanna get seriously killed!! Call out a pro to assist you if you feel you like the set and dont mind investing a few hundred bucks. Good Luck

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