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Wont turn off, goes to magic focus

When you turn off tv it goes to magic focus. if you turn off again tv comes on. if you let magic focus run when it finishes the picture comes back on but with no sound,shut it off again and the sound starts working.shut it off again and the cycle starts all over with magic focus. tried unplugging for a while did nothing. this happened once before last year for 1 day and then started working right the next. any help would be appreciated.

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Enter your menu set up and turn off auto focus and see what happens then,also check your other settings while your there.

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