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Tv turned off and will not come back on

I turned my tv on and and it came on for about 5 min then turned off.I pressed the off button and the red light started blinking in a series of 5 blinks at a time.I think it is the bulb since it has not been replaced since 20005 when it was purchased..

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Looks like you have a problem with lamp driver or ballast supply.
but i would try yhe bulb xl2100 if never replaced.hdtvman

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