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Turns on fine for about 10 sec. then off & the 3 lghts blink

The lights Green, Red, And yellow are standby, Power, and Lamp. If I unplug it it does the same thing no matter what outlet I use.

I took the back off the TV and for that 10 sec the the TV comes on I can see the lamp lights up fine.....So I am not sure if the lamp is the problem yet.
I also checked to see if the fans were turning and they seem to be working.
Then I removed the thermal switch that was mounted above the lamp and tested it with a ohm meter and its good. It reads 0 ohms across the 2 pins.

Please Help if there is anything else i can do.
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It sounds like power supply.

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