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Sounds like the lamp ballast. Did the previous lamp blow or just go dim over time?
The previous lamp blew. This is the third time I've replace the lamp in 4 years which is okay but this time it started doing this. Is the lamp ballast something I can replace myself?
Wow. Three times in 4 years is not normal unless the TV has been used an extremem number of hours. It should last 2000-3000 hours average.
The ballast is here: http://www.partstore.com/Part/Toshiba/Toshiba/62HM84/Toshiba/Toshiba/23122468/Refurbished.aspx
Replacement isn't too hard, you would need to remove the back off the TV and locate the existing ballast board. Unplug it, unscrew it and install the new one.