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Very faint picture- no sound

I have had my tv for about 15 months and this morning I have a very, very faint picture with sound that will stay on for about two minutes and then go out for about a minute, coming back on. The power button is not blinking red at all. When I wint to check it out to reconfirm just now the lamp button started to blink. Any idea how much I should be prepared to pay?

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Re: very faint picture- no sound

If the red lamp light is blinking the lamp is probably shot. The pricing of the lamp varies from $200 and up plus installation. Or you can buy the lamp and install yourself. See the owners manual on instructions to replace the lamp.

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