Have TV Questions? Ask a TV Technician
Welcome. I am Mike, an experienced field technician. We are now connected together on this convenient website where I am able to help you.
The tv needs diagnosis, parts, and service. I could help you locate a local repair shop but it would end up costing more than a new 42" tv and could take several days to a few weeks to get all sorted. I would strongly suggest you use the money you saved by coming here first, toward a new tv. Don't worry so much about the brand, just try to get at a big store like Costco or Best Buy and get the extended warranty.
Let me know how else I can help and before you go please take a moment to submit at least a 3 star rating at the top of this page. Then if you still need help you can reply back and I will be happy to assist you further.