Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: St Louis Park, MN
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TV turning itself off randomly. This has been happening for a few months now. Some days it never happens (can go for stretches of 5 or 6 straight days), then it will happen every day for awhile. Here is the weird thing, 95% of the time it happens the first 15 minutes of turning the TV on, so, it's not an overheating issue. And it always keeps working after turning it back on.
Sometimes, after turning off, the red "Standby/Temp" light is on, other times I noticed two lights flashing. This evening I purposely counted them. The "Standby/Temp" and the "Lamp" lights flashed 26 times (that seemed like more times then they usually both flash, by the way). Any thoughts?
I changed the light bulb a few months ago, is it possible the TV doesn't like the bulb? Almost like a patient resisting a transplanted organ? I wish I could say that this problem started right after replacing the bulb, but I can't. I don't want to call a service tech until it just shuts down and refuses to come on. I'm afraid a tech will come out and the guy will just shrug his shoulders and say it looks like it's working just fine.