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Hello, and sorry you're having problems. We are now connected on this website- which saves you money over having a Tech come to your home, and in many cases we can fix the problem you're having. In other cases, these things do require additional parts to fix. But I can help you with that as well.
Can you please get me the model number off of the back of the TV?
Thank you- taking a look now.
Okay, this is a Panasonic CRT ( I wanted to make sure we had the right technology when I looked it up). The loss of picture and the V.Hold going are caused by a failing High Voltage circuit (components in the circuit are weak/drifting out of spec). The average cost for this type of repair is in the $250 range- and is not cost effective as a brand new 32" flat screen can be purchased for the same amount of money. Unfortunately there isn't a quick fix for this and the set would be better off replaced- than repaired.
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You're welcome, I was answering what you had asked "is it worth fixing". Unless you're a tech and have experience with soldering and working within high voltage circuits, then the set will cost more to repair than replace.