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Panasonic PT-61G52V Serial # MY 72060014, Set manufactured in July 1997. Set won't stay on. Turns on, picture and sound are normal for about 2 minutes. Then, shuts itself off, makes some popping and thumping noises, and sometimes will come back on after about 15 minutes, sometimes won't come back on at all. Local repair guy says $150 to diagnose and advise. Is this a viable set to repair? Hate to dump $150 bucks into a ten year old set, but if I could get it repaired for less than say $300 it might give me another few years of service. Any thoughts?

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Try to find the defect if it is started try to manipulate the components by a wooden or plastic object that because of differences in time, but more priority to think its a thermal defect try to speeding up the time that the tellevision will shuts off with an hot hair dryer and a canister cold spray to freeze some places in the hope that it will start up to find the place where react the faultering defect component on.

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SOURCE: My panasonic rear projection TV turns off

this just happened to us, we tried the reset button, didn't work. we unplugged from surge protector and plugged the tv in the regular wall socket and after a few minutes the green light quit and we were able to turn tv on

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