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The most common issue here in the old sets is bad solder connections--the problem is you have to get the entire chassis free and up so bottom of boards face rear of set---look to power supply---a lot of 2 and 3 lead parts there from heat come loose from the boards and also to the middle of the set on the middle board.
If you are not able to attempt this the set is too old for a shop repair in my view as many parts for it are no longer available.
You have an old tv so the best problems are bad capacitors and bad grounds. Have someone pull the board and search for high voltage caps [160volts or 250 volts] with 1 to 4.7 microfarads. Should be two or maybe three and check all grounds. If the 4 amp fuse is good than the above will save your TV.
Yes first it may just be bad solder on the
flyback transformer , or the Picture in Picture
module has some bad caps . a fair shop
price is about 180-200 and it worth the repair
they are great TVs and are made to last.
ps i have repaired my mitsubishi once , and
its going strong. 18 years old .
To turn off the "stuck" pip on a Panasonic tv without a remote, turn off the tv. Then hold down the "Action" button on the front of the tv and press the power button. This will activate a reset and self check of the systems and voila! The pesky pip screen will be gone! This is on an approximately 10 year old regular crt "CT-xxxxx" series tv.
well i think your husband is right. it might be three years old, but the sligtest damage can kill it. so what you need to do is start saving up for a new tv. sorry for waht happened. maybe somebody hit the screen?