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Picture flickers when T.V. is tapped on or struck.

Hello! I have a Hitachi 53SBX59B 53" rear projection television. The unit will power on but no picture is present. I have taken off the upper and lower rear panels and cleaned the dust off with compressed air. The picture blinks on momentarily sometimes when I lightly tap the unit, sometimes when I hit the side of the unit, and sometimes just randomly. Other times when I do tap or hit the unit, the picture does not flicker on at all. I would appreciate any advice or suggestions. Feel free to ask me any other questions that might help give you insight into what the problem may be. Thank you for your time and willingness to help. - Zappajax -

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Re: Picture flickers when T.V. is tapped on or struck.

Sounds very much like a loose connection, i.e. a wire or solder joint, you could have a look around make sure everything is plugged in right, as for the solder joints id advise getting it proffessionally looked at as these rear projection tvs can be a lot of hassle if you slighty knock any of the 3 tubes,

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