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TV Turns self off- 4 blinks on standby light

My Sony Trinaton is also turning off automatically. It happens quickly ; after the sound comes on, but before the picture comes up. The red standby light blinks 4 times. Assume this means something different than other numbers of blinks.? This started last week and has not stayed on ( or came all the way on) since it first happened. It is 5-7 years old so any guess on what it would cost to fix this would be very helpful ! It has been a great TV til now except for it's gigantic size and weight! Thanks! Judy

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Yes, the blinks are error codes. I would not bother trying to figure out what they mean, I can tell you right now. Expensive repair. Average repair costs are 1/4 to 1/2 of the TV's current worth. Most likely a bad transistor. The average expected life span of a TV set is 3-5 years. After that, stuff starts wearing out fast. Time to move on.

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