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We were given this tv last year and has worked great. We recently moved and when the movers placed the tv back in the wall unit, it would come on for about 10 seconds, the screen would go black, but you could still hear what was on the tv and then it would shut down with the lights blinking on the front. We reviewed websites for troubleshooting and it seemed to suggest a possible ballast. We check the lamp, which is on and the blower works. Does this sound like a possible solution to persue?

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Yes that sounds like a ballast issue for sure. I would recommend you have a local professional do it, it can be very delicate work. If you were to bump something in the process it could make it a much more expensive repair. But definitely you are correct, that seems to be a ballast issue.

If you really want to do it yourself let me know and I can try to track down the parts. If the problem happened right after moving you can actually have the moving company pay for the repairs, as technically they damaged the TV from handling it...


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