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My TV will not turn on. When I push the power button, I hear a click and what sounds like a hard drive spinning up and then slowing down. After spinning for about a minute, it turns off. In about a minute, it clicks and I hear the hard drive spinning up again. This happens again and again. But still, no picture. I'm assuming I need a new ballast, because I checked the bulb and its still good.

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No,Ur tv have a colors wheel,it dead.The spinning u hearing is the spinning of the colors wheel is rubbing against it base axis.Hire a tv tech for this job,replacing the colors wheel is hard,because require take out many machanical parts,before,u can even replacing the colors wheel itself.

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