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I have this akai tv model lct42z6tm and connected to a vcr video output to the video input of the tv.it works for about 2 minutes and suddenly it shows grayish horizontal lines and the it scrambled all around the screen.what could be the problem?

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You may have bad capacitors on the main board where the signal is processed. These caps are as labeled: c280,c323,c302 and c320- replace this one first (it usually fixes the problem) Replace these caps with 100uf @35V

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