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RCA input suddenly changed to black and white.

My RCA input suddenly changed to black and white. It is also grainy. the component input looks fine. what happened? how do I fix it?

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Re: RCA input suddenly changed to black and white.

Mine is doing the same thing. I have a 2 year old RCA 27" and I was told to do a "hard reset" I am trying it right now. All you have to do is unplug the power cord to the TV for 4 hours. See if that will help.

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