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Picture keeps trying to black out

I have a Toshiba DVD player (SD-K740SU) which recently starting to lose the picture. keeps trying to fade to completely black, then recovers to viewable picture .. then fades back out ... this keeps repeating. i checked to see if it was anything I could adjust but no settings or such exist on the unit or through the remote. Does anybody know if this video problem is repairable, perhaps a maintence issue or is the unit fried ?

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Hi I have seen this problem before, and it was the video processor. I have seen the picture fade to black, then come back, and also fade to green. The cost to repair is prohibitive unless you could find a shop that perhaps has hung on to a unit that was hit by lightning, and only has a blown power supply. The only ray of sunshine I could offer, is if you recently connected your unit to a vcr, because the effect you describe is also what appears when you try to play a dvd that is copy guarded. If your DVD player is connected to a vcr then to the television, take the VCR out of the loop, connect straight to t.v. and all will be well. Goog Luck!

Posted on Jul 20, 2006

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