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When the TV is turned on the turns off about 10-15 seconds later. The bulb was replaced a few months ago.

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There was a recall for this TV's ballast. You need to rebuild the current ballast and may possibly have to order a new lamp.

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no solution, same sounding problem though. last year we were getting lines through the screen and flickering and then the bulb burned out. had it replaced, 2 months later it did it again (they wouldn't stand behind the bulb so we had to buy a whole new one) this time had the bulb and ballast replaced because the repair guy said usually you have to replace both (why didn't they replace them both in the first place?) .. a year later and it's doing it again.. we get the flickering of the screen going on and off and horizontal lines that flicker across it. after turning the TV off and on a few times it seems to go away (or after it warms up)

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