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Polaroid 42 in LCD picture freezes

Two problems:
1. Picture will suddenly freeze just like a pause. All controls are inop. I have to unplug to reset.
2. Remote stops working from time to time. I have to remove and replace batteries to get it working again.

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Scope the power supply feeding the microprocessor, sounds like it has ripple caused by a leaky electrolytic capacitor.

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Can you please describe the problem with a little bit more detail? Are you saying that the pictures are coming up with a ghost effect? When the pictures are freezing what exactly do you mean, as in when changing inputs you can still see the picture there but gradually goes away?

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