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Posessed TV! All right, so was just sitting watching the news and the tv shut off. After a few minutes it came back on for 10 minutes. Checked the front, did the whole foil over the sensor, batteries, unplug and letting sit a while. It remained off after re-plugging in and then started a somewhat vicious cycle of scanning for channels and turning off and back on repeatedly. Opened the front, checked everything, checked the power supply (Grandfather repaired TVs so I ran through his checklist) and still turns on and off randomly. The only thing was a while after removing the batteries the cycle stopped. However, it picked back up a little while later. Any suggestion on what I should try next or if I should seriously just trash and get a new tv?

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  • jadams64 Nov 06, 2007

    Tv just shuts off at anytime and it takes a few seconds before you can turn it back on



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Microprocessor circuit----possible bad solder connect--examine w/magnifier--

Posted on Oct 05, 2007

  • Vista Electronics Oct 19, 2007

    Forgot to ask--did you do a hard rest?==unplug ac cord for long time? Also, besides the micro circuit, the EEPROM circuit is

    suspect---if you could give me the service # from the back of tv,

    I can you you part numbers and additional info.....T.


  • Vista Electronics Oct 19, 2007

    ....should be " I can get you part numbers...."



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