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Picture and Sound disappear after a few minutes

I was given this TV a few weeks ago by a family friend who had purchased several new TV's and no longer needed it. For the first week, I had no problems. Everything worked great. Now, however, the problems are starting. It works fine when I am watching something on my DVD player or Satellite, however, when I am watching my local channels (NBC, CBS, etc,) the TV will be fine for about 5 minutes. After about 5 minutes the picture and audio will flicker and then disappear completely. I can turn the TV off for a few minutes and when it is turned back on it works fine, until it happens again. None of my other TVs have this problem, even when placed in the same room. I have also noticed that on two occasions my local ABC affiliate has been coming in on the channel of the NBC affiliate, which has never happened before. Does anyone know what is wrong or what I can do? It's very weird and frustrating.

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Re: Picture and Sound disappear after a few minutes

Practice visual acuity technique! Look for bad solder connects==none found?? suspect flyback xformer.

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