I know this is off topic but hoping someone has an answer.
I use a Sony 42" television monitor to edit. It's about 7 years old now and it has begun to flicker but the flicker is only on part of the screen and is intermittent.
Is this just old age and might it be repaired? Any thoughts on what's going on with it?
Here's a video link to what it looks like. Other than the normal flicker caused by shooting video of the monitor, you'll see the image of the lantern severely jitter.
Since it's a TV I would run some other signal through it (like the HDMI out of your camera or DVD player) just to see if it's the backlight that's flickering. I had the backlight fail on two of my Samsung monitors and it was a known issue so they replaced it for free but backlights do go after a number of years and they flicker just like a fluorescent light right before they die.
Could be the light, proper. But could be the power cap for the ballast. I tracked mine by just seeing the erupting top of the capacitor and another where the actual side of the cap had exposed away. Better left to the supplier! I did mine 'cos I am inquisitive.
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