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Sony plasma picture is blurry and makes a popping noise

My plasma makes a popping noise and the picture is fuzzy with some color distortion. Is an Xboard the same thing as a PCB X Sustain?? Also i saw where someone changed the fuses and the tv worked fine. Any Suggestions??

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Hello MDay02,
Your problem maybe your X board which is the same as PCB X sustain. Changing the fuse in this case may NOT solved your problem. If you are handy, you may be able to change the board yourself. We have most Sony X board in stock. If you purchase the board from us, we will walk you through the installation process for FREE over the phone.

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