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My TV is Blowing bulbs and the fan is running. What should I be looking for to fix the problem?

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There sounds to be a heat problem here. I suggest a cleaning of the system. When you have it apart, using a can of compressed air and/or a shop vac, clean the dust from the system.
When installing replacement bulbs, be certain to NOT touch the lamp with your bare fingers. Always use a clean cloth or tissue. The oils on your fingers can likely cause the lamp to heat up and burn out.

If this doesn't resolve it, then I would consider a repair tech. According to my research, this TV is ready to be retired.
You can get a very nice Flat Screen with High Definition for quite cheap these days. My opinion on the 3D tv's are that they're not quite ready for main stream yet. Get one with either 120 or 240 Hz, as they will provide the best action video. 60Hz will be quirky/jerky, but still better than the picture on your old one.

Good luck,
Mark

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