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Shuts off I have a 55vg825 and have never had any problems with it. Recently my wife and I were watching tv and the picture went out and the two red lights (heat and lamp) started flashing and then shut off. We were able to turn the tv back on and worked again for a half hour, then shut off. The next day, I let the tv run all day long and nothing happened. It is strange as this does not happen all the time. But only three times. I do have this on a surge protector. The only things I have added to the tv has been a ps3 and a cooling unit for the ps3. I have called a couple of repair places, but they all want between $160-$200 just to look at it. As a tech myself, I see this as a complete ripoff, since I don't charge unless I find and fix the problem. Thanks in advance!

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  • ninee25 Nov 11, 2007

    I have the same problem, but the T.V will not turn back on again. No picture what so ever. The red light lamp comes on now. When I turn the TV on the two lights flashes then the red light stays on for the lamp.

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Might be a bad bulb or bad ballast or even a bad light engine, 160-200 is too much to look at, sears charges 96 to look at in home.

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