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Pink instead of bright white areas on my tv

I have a plasma tv that is a little over 2 years old. Recently the tv has begun to display a splotty pink wherever white is supposed to be. The problem has become progressively worse over the last few days. Is there anyway to fix the problem?

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I have the same problem.
But I heard they said to replace one of the boards but which one?

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