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My tv ssb board went bad and now after replacing it twice because the replacement was bad my tv shows no picture at all. Every time that I turned it off it would switch from AV1 to AV2 or something else. Now the power button flashed 5 time then shut the tv off. I'm at my wits end, what can I do?

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You should probaly get the service manual. you can get one at the following link for 15.99 and they provide free support to help you diagnose the set. they email them out fast after placing a order. Have used them many times.

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