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Tv/Monitor shuts off and on by itself

My sony 42" flat panel monitor is used as a television set using ths S-video cable as a connection.  When you turn it on a few minutes later it begins shutting off and on by itself.  sometimes the picture finally comes back on and other times I shut it off for a while and it doesn't do it again.

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