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Sharp Aquos LC-32D40U-picture goes off at random times

Hello. Our Sharp TV loses the picture at random times. Sometimes it comes right back after turning off and on, others it takes forever. We have Verizon FIOS TV & internet, the sound stays on, just the picture goes. It will be 2 years old in May 2008. Any ideas/suggestions/help welcomed, this would be a bad time for a repair bill. Not that there's ever a good time. Thank you for your time, Cindy

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The bad news,your set needs a new inverter board installed.With persistence to sharp,you might be able to get them to pay for the parts.

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Comment by Guest, posted on Oct 25, 2008My Aquos has the same problem. I'm not sure how I discovered this, but when I lean the TV forward and hit the power button it will turn on every time. If the screen blacks out and I don't lean it forward when I hit the power button, the screen will just remain blank. It is very weird, but at least repeatable.

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