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TV has fuzzy piture, all colors, but contrast is awful

Manufactured Jan 2003, had this set since 2004, no issues until recently, turned it on, poor , fuzzy picture quality, need to turn contrast / sharpness up to max levels to barely watch it.

Please help!

Is it worth calling for repairs or just trash it?

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  • Rick I Oct 08, 2008

    Hello



    That's the part that irks me to no end, this is a set in our finished basement, in 4.5 years, maybe 6 months total usage, hardly ever on, I watch it when my wife is occupying the flat screen upstairs. My teenagers use it for gaming, but again, infrequently. They were using Wii system when it got blurry, has sound, all colors but looks like I'm watching it without my glasses!



    Paid $800 for it in 2003, I believe and feel I haven't gotten my money's worth in total time!



    BUT, is it worth a repair fee of maybe over $300, or just trash it?

  • Inno Laur May 11, 2010

    How many hours a day does this TV run?

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I think you'd have to look at how much a comparable set would cost. I know that flat screen sets are coming down in price.

One thing you could try is to adjust the focus control although if it just went all of a sudden, then this may not help. There are two controls on the flyback transformer. Follow the thick red wire from the top of the picture tube down to the transformer that it's connected to on the circuit board. There will be two controls, the upper one being focus (marked with an "f" or the word focus). Try adjusting this while watching the picture. A mirror may be helpful. At the same time, be very careful what you touch in there, any metal part could have high voltage on it. As long as you are just touching plastic parts you should be ok. A good rule of thumb is to keep one hand behind your back as you work so as you don't inadvertantly ground yourself to the chassis while touching something with a high voltage on it.

If this scares you a little perhaps it's worth taking the set to a shop for an estimate.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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