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Philips 42PF9630A My tv after a while will shut off by itself. It will keep making a clicking noise, then it will turn itself back on. After about 10-15 min., it does it again.

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Go to philips website and download the latest firmware and install via usb. The fw corrects random power on and offs. If that doesnt fix your problem, the tv is going into error protection mode do to a voltage problem detected by the power supply.

That will be hard to diagnose as everything will test ok as it works before shutting off. The best way is to run the set and use a temp gun to find out whats overheating and go from there.

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