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Toshiba Cinema Series Problem

I have a Toshiba Cinema Series TV, model ST5695. A few weeks ago i started getting light blue lines on the screen. I thought the bulb was going bad so i replaced it and I still have the blue lines. I also cleaned it out and lines. I uploaded a short video on youtube:

Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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The 5695 is a stand?

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I can't tell what model the TV is but let's hope it's not some old RPTV. Share a link to the real TV model and if over 10 years old, get repair estimates.

As to the bulb, it shouldn't be bulb related but those color wheels or mainboard. Since I don't have a model number I can't guess. And even if I knew the model, it's still a guess. My stance on over 10 year old sets is to get estimates. Often you can't get the repair folk to give you a price.
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Repair? Nah. Replace.

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Simple economics and utility. To repair by spending 50%+ of the cost of a new HDTV with full warranty and much better PQ makes no sense.

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Model Number

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Yeah, sorry that was my fault. The model number of the TV is 72MX195

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It's the 2005 RPTV.

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That failure along with the right model number echoes the similar Toshiba RPTV I owned during 1998 to about 2007. It had some drive electronics failure and I lucked into a good repair tech that knew what transistor pack to replace (about 2005?). Today, NO ONE does such repairs here (USA/Canada.) So you might find the same model on Ebay and cannibalize boards and hope that cures it but as over a decade old, parts and service are non-existent where I live.

This model shipped in 2001 so it's time.

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