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Turns off every so often

My TV will work for hours some days, others not. It will go off and when you try to turn it back on, the green light comes on, but goes right back off, like it has to cool down, reset or something before it can be turned back on. At first it just went off, but now there are red and green lines that appear as it is going off and it is happening more frequently than it used to. Is it time for a new TV or can this one be fixed? Operates for a period of time then picture goes off but sound remains. Won't come back on for a couple of hours after being turned off. My technical knowledge is limited.

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  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    My tv is a panasonic elite 7 years old. it will work fine then picture goes off. i can turn it on and off then the picture comes back on. It will happen the most when i first turn it on.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2008

    My tv also did that every time turned it on, within 15min sound is off and only way i could get it back-on was to turn off the Tv completely and this is frustrating when trying to watch a program!! Sent it back to where we are buying it from they sent it to the shop Susan and art Idaho



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If this is a sony or mits it may be the subject of a thermal cutoff service bulletin. (I don't recall which)They have extended the factory warranty on these to cover this problem.


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