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by: uncleoflies September 11, 2011 7:34 AM PDT

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Problem with Toshiba LCD TV - Picture Freeze + Sound Issue

by uncleoflies - 9/11/11 7:34 AM

In late 2009, I bought a new Toshiba LCD TV, model 40RV525U, and it worked fine for about a year. Recently, it's begun behaving erratically. At seemingly random times, the picture will freeze and the set will emit a high-pitched shriek that always startles me, and it often occurs while I'm asleep, adding extra stress.

The set becomes unresponsive, and I can only shut it off by unplugging it. After I plug it back it, the set works fine, until it happens again, several weeks (or months) later.

I have no idea what's causing this, and the set is no longer under warranty, so I was wondering if anybody here had any familiarity with the issue, and whether it would be more cost-effective to simply go shopping for a new television.

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