Yeah, generally you don't get 2 problems showing up at the same time, you get ONE problem causing many symptoms, so the Flicker is related.
You'll find "boards that do not work" even from Visio themselves...so a discount house is no luckier than the manufacturer and vice versa.
The part number to repair your problem is --
And it's not stocked at Encompassparts.com
And ShopJimmy (a VERY GOOD part reseller) doesn't have ANY of those boards either --
Keep going down until the prices gray out.....then you'll see Main Board and Power supply boards listed. Even they don't have them.
Both guarantee their parts with a warranty. So, if you got a bad board from either, they send another board.
The problem is the board isn't in stock at either part supplier, and googling it didn't come up with any.
If they still stock the part, you could be waiting up to 4 or 6 weeks if it's on backorder.
Oh, wait.....I remember seeing this --
That tells me a LOT....
New Plan of Action --
Get online and search for --
Sony and Samsung TVs
Find a good price. Then buy it locally for best service and support. Your ability to get parts to fix it yourself will be improved dramatically !
I can't help you fix your TV today, but I can help you buy a TV set that has the best chance of getting fixed in the future. Sony or Samsung is my Answer to that.
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