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No red color on screen

My red color does not appear on the screen. I have removed the case and looked for loose wires but found nothing out of place. The red went out of the screen after the TV fell. Perfect piture other than wild color combinations. I tested a DVD with a red tractor and it shows as a blue tractor on this TV. The color problem is the same in the game mode, TV mode and DVD.

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Re: No red color on screen

Sounds like you cracked the printed cuircut board on the crt drive board or in the video cuircut.. If you know how to solder look very carfully with thw set unpluged for crack on the crt pcb or the main board then scratch off the paint on the little pc traces on both sides of the crack and solder a wire across the trace

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The t/v screen suddenly turned green. the picture is clear but green/no color

Good day! the problem you have posted indicates that the 2 color cathode of your tv is not functioning, it's either that the driver transistor of the red and blue cathode is defective or the crt socket. or maybe the solder point in the crt board needs resoldering. check for some loose connections.

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My toshiba tv has shadowy streaks on the screen what is the problem

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The following is for technical experts only
It is EHT cable contact problem.
Switch off TV. Remove all electrical wire connections including antenna cable etc.

Wait for few hours! Open the back cover. You will find a thick red colored cable connected to the picture tube through a suction rubber cup. Ease the rubber and slightly rotate it. Very little only. This will establish a new contact in the picture tube shell. Place the rubber cup in the same way. This just a suction cup and hugs the picture body and air tight.

Now switch ON try. If OK leave it. If not try the same way of waiting.

Failing to observe the cooling period,
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Hello fixedopsmike,

There is a fuse in the TV set, if you would like to check and see if it has blown, here is a way you can do it:

1) Unplug the TV's power cord from the wall

2) Take the back off of the TV by removing the screws and slowly removing the back panel.

3) Look for a component that looks like a glass tube with metallic caps on each of the ends, this will be the fuse.

4) Visually inspect the fuse to see if it shows signs of being open (Blown) These signs are burn marks inside of the glass tube, an open conductor (wire) inside of the glass tube, or no visible wire inside of the tube.

5) using a multimeter set to resistance (R x 1) test the fuse for continuity (remove and change the fuse if found to be defective)

6) If the fuse is not bad, reinstall the fuse if removed, put the rear cover back on.

Now at this point we have determined if the problem is a fuse being blown or not, if you replace the fuse and the TV works great the problem is solved, if you replace the fuse and it blows again, or if the fuse was ok to begin with, then you have a problem that will require some knowledge of electronics pass the basics to continue on. At this point I would suggest that you call a qualified TV repair technician to troubleshoot and repair the TV in question.

I hope this helps,

Thank you,


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