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The screen will flicker blue a few times and then go black. There seems to be nothing else going on besides this. Before it would take about five minutes or so to warm up. What do you think could be wrong with it? How much would it cost to fix that problem or is it a lost cause?

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LCD flat panel or PLASMA? Make and Model? TV repair these days will run from $150 and up Plus Parts.
If it is LCD, it can be failing power supply due to bad DC filter caps.
You can learn more here:
Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
http://www.fixya.com/support/r7406380-tv_training_manuals
Failed TV and Monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm
Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Plasma TV:
It can be power supply, Z and Y sustain boards.

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