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My Sony Bravia KDS-60A3000 tvturns its self off then back on within seconds. Some people say it is the lamp some say the ballast driver. What is your opinion?

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Lamp,if it was the Ballast Lamp will not come on because Ballast Board is what Powers Lamp.
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