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Brightness The picture has slowly gotten darker. A bright scene (daylight) you can see o.k.(?), but if it's a dark scene you can't hardly make out anything. Just a black screen. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: brightness

You are going to need the assistance of a servicer for this problem,I suggest not to use it until it gets repaired ,shop around for an estimate ,tell them what the symptom is they might tell you about how much it might cost,is hard to tell without measuring some voltages.Be safe and call for help.

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