Thanks for the info Chris. Thing is, as I have read in another forum, when I used a freezer spray (air duster upside down) on the u8 ic (the eeprom) it turns on more often and continues to work. I don't touch any other part of the tv, just the eeprom. So, I have purchased a second hand board to see if it will cure the problem and only then will I really know if it was the eeprom or not. If not, I will try your method of heating up.