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Turns on, freezes

Turns on then makes a loud staticky noise that cuts out, and a checkerboard like pattern appears on the screen. No flashing or red lights

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Try using the audio video cables andand try taking them out and putting them in again and if that doesn't work try tapping the cords while they are inside of the tv

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