It has been fixed,
I shoved some cooling spray in the direction of the LOPT and the problem went away.
Next thing was to find a replacement.
I have a few TV sets here laid to waste, but none had the same specs as far as the LOPT went.
I rang a mate of mine that has a whole (spare) bedroom full of TV sets and he desoldered just the right one.
Job done, my sister and BIL will be happy once they come back from the US on thier holiday.
BTW, sorry to go off topic (un-usual for a thread that I'm involved with), anyone know of a good steak-house in Boston?.
That was in an e-mail from my sister.