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I have a 42'' plasma is it worth fixing it

I have a 42'' Vizio plasma that I bought four years ago. My backlight inverter board is dying. My question is like about how much will it cost me to replace it, and is it worth fixing it.

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Definitely worth fixing. You may be able to locate an inverter on the internet. Try ebay first. Have seen the inverter for that set for under $50.00

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