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>>Usually when you really wan to watch something! <<
Well, that's Murphy's Law for you...
I need to know the model number of the TV, it will begin with WS or, possibly, WD.
Do you know if it matters whether you are watching HD 1080i or standard def when it happens?
Does it ever happen when you are changing channels?
Doesn't seem to matter if it's either or.
Happens any time, first time we turn it on that day or even after a while when watching it.
Never noticed it happen when we change channels.
Let me know what the 2 digit code is.
Murphy's Law! As soon as I received your response @ 7:40 (your time) I went in and turned the TV on. It took this long for it to do it's thing again. Finally it suddenly shut off by it's self and I did the test and the results were: 2 flash followed by a 3 flash code.
Well, OK, a 2-3 shutdown code means that the horizontal deflection has stopped for some reason. Very odd, that's not usually an intermittent problem.
Are you going to attempt to fix this yourself? Do you have any electronics experience and can solder? If so, I have a couple of ideas to try, but they are somewhat in the long shot category.
Normally, I'd also give you a hint as to what to expect if you call a tech, but this is an oddball enough problem that the only thing a tech could do is come and replace a board and hope that's the problem or take the set to the shop, where, I guarantee you, you'll be in TV repair hell.
Let me know!
OK, Thanks Chuck, that's kinda what we were thinking was going to be the outcome. We are going to re-evaluate our next step.
That's it for now, Thank You!
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