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Picture only lasts a few seconds

This is an old old TV and when our newer one broke we dug it out of storage as a replacement. It worked 100% fine when we put it in the garage. However, now when we turn it on the picture and sound comes on, but after a few seconds the picture goes away, but the sound remains. what's the deal?

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