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TV Turns off and on

Our TV works for several hours and then turns itself off. A couple of minutes later, it turns itself back on again. Then it goes through the on/off process several times within a short timespan (a few minutes on, a few minutes off). We turn off the TV let it cool down. Turn it on and it is good for another several hours.

Could it be a fuse? If so, can we fix or do we have to call a repairman?

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How long since the last time the bulb was replaced? It sounds like the bulb is overheating and triggering a safety shutdown.

It's probably in need of nothing more than a good cleaning (open it up, clean off the boards with a can of air) and *may* be time to replace the bulb.

Posted on Nov 13, 2007

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    Rated "thanks for trying"???



    Look, this is a 2003 model known to have bulb problems. Sony indicates an "average" 1-year replacement for the bulb on normal usage.



    If you've had it for a couple years of normal usage without a bulb replacement, you've been lucky.

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I had this problem replaced tghe bulb and it works fine.

Posted on May 05, 2008

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