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Picture failure my picture will go out for a few days then come back on for a few days and keeps doing this. What could be the problem?

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Re: picture failure

Possibly Power Supply...(70%). Other 30% Y-Sus or X-SUS

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

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Something that causes failures of controls in TV sets is when people clean the screen, they spray liquid cleaner on the screen. Some of it drips down in to the controls and on to the circuit board. This will usually cause damage, and thus the set will require shop service.

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