Hi! Sorry for late reply. I just noticed that you requested more funds to answer my question. Unfortunately, I really almost cannot afford to have this fixed. The deposit I made for $14 was almost too much for my bank account.
My main question right now is if the bulb inside the tv can be replaced. Someone told me that it is too expensive so I might as well buy a new tv. Somebody else told me that it is replaceable for just $100 and it solves the problem. If the answer is going to be first one (too expensive), then I dont think I can give you a bonus. I've spent almost $200 on what the Sharp repair people tell me CAN fix the problem, but nothing's worked. Im so frustrated and I dont like how people charge so much and not fix the problem.
I can understand if what I can offer you is too little that you dont want to deal with it; but if there's any hope that this tv can still be fixed for a reasonable amount of money (not for the price of a brand new one) then I will do my best to accommodate your request for more $$.
Thank you for your time.
I accidentally clicked the "Accept Answer", I hope you reply to my additional info... Here's what I noticed.
The power light in front blinks
I dont see a slight glow on the screen
When the tv blacked out,
First, I was watching a show from the DVR, 10 mins into the playback, it turned off. I thought there was a ghost in my house.
I then tried to turn it back on with the remote and it did for 2 seconds tops and turned itself off again.
The second time I tried it wouldnt turn on anymore. Only the blinking power light was on.
So far, that's the only info I have. I wonder if some of the parts were really broken, the tech person just didnt know what they were doing when they were replacing the different parts?