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It sounds that the main power supply section to your TV has the fault. The horizontal thik lines that appears crawling down across the screen should be of video 'HUM'. Have you replaced the main filter capacitor at the power supply section? If not, replace it along with the main rectifier. The AC power is rectifed by a bridge and applied ot this main filter capcitor. It will have a capacitance value between 120 to 350MFD 450VDC. Check this section. Measure the rectifed DC voltage acorss this main filter capacitor. It should be around 350VDC, if your home power supply line is 220VAC. If it is 110AC, this DC voltage will be around 165VDC; and it should be. If rectified DC voltage found lower than the input AC voltage, replace the rectifier bridge. In some sets, this bridge section have four diodes. Some other circuits, a bridge rectifier stalk may be used.
Without seeing the lines I can't be sure what your set has wrong, but here are a some possibilities:
If the lines are lines are confined to the top inch or two of the screen and the picture looks otherwise normal, the trouble is bad capacitors in the vertical output circuit. Fixable by replacing the bad parts.
If diagonal lines are across the entire face of the picture tube and the picture looks washed out, the trouble is often a bad capacitor on the 200-volt line to the picture tube. This may be on the main circuit board near the horizontal output transformer, or on the small circuit board plugged onto the end of the picture tube. Again, replacing the bad capacitor can fix this.
If your TV is actually an RCA, someone may have bumped a rear-panel adjustment. On the back of the TV near the bottom right are two small knobs. RCA left these adjustments exposed inside of putting them inside the set like other manufacturers. These sometimes get bumped if someone was behind the set cleaning, or if a pet got back there and hit them with a tail. The top knob adjusts focus, and the bottom knob adjusts something called G2 or screen voltage. If this gets turned up too high it can cause the faded picture and diagonal white lines. Turn the adjustment down until a black screen looks black instead of gray.
A bad picture tube or horizontal output transformer can also cause lines through the picture. If this is the case with your set, it's time for a new TV. The transformer is relatively inexpensive but labor costs aren't, and the repair bill may exceed $200. If the tube is bad, there's no point even considering repair. The tube cost alone exceeds the cost of new TV.
Hopefully your lines are easy and cheap to fix. Good luck, and thanks for using Fixya!
If the lines are there, and are across the screen at about an inch apart the whole screen from top to bottom, it is due to a slight increase in your TVs screen votage. It can be adjusted.
Open the back cover of your TV. There is an LOT [Line Output Transformer], can be seen directly soldered to the printed circuit boar of your TV. It is the largest component inside your TV, which have usually three wires emerging from it, and one thhick wire goes to the final anode of the picture tube, and will seem to be sticked to the top of the picture tube with the help of a rubber ******. Other two wires goes to the base card of the picture tube, a circuit board.
The said [LOT] has two controls integrated on it facing you as you open the TV. Among the top one is focus control, and the bottom one is screen control. Both of them are variable resistors, help to adjust focus and screen voltages respectively.
As set powered on, keeping the brightness, contrast and colour controls to its minimum, turn the screen control a little bit counterclockwise [not more, a little bit] will eleiminate the lines on your TV screen.
Take every precautions we have to, when working with an electrical equipment. Keep children away from you while you are working on it. Never allow them even to come beside you. Keep an adult beside you as a precautionary measure. Ok.
Wish you all sucess.
keep tv off.
it will only get wors
if sumon dosent work on it soon
the problem you are having in the vertical section of the tv
hav a repairman resolider all conection on the vertical IC and check the serounding componets for falts.
PS the repair takes me about 15 min.
the problem there is a loose connection on the board,you said that you smacked the right side of the tv and it goes normal.there are parts that should be resolder on the board in order to back into normal operation.
When you have the back off, look for the flyback (high voltage) transformer. This is the part that has the thick red wire protruding from its top which attaches to the top of the picture tube with a suction cup. On the flyback there are 2 controls, the bottom one is screen and the top one is focus. Turn the bottom control (screen) down (counterclockwise) until the white lines go away and the brightness looks normal. Then turn the top control (focus) until the picture is nice and sharp. If the F connector has been pulled out and the TV has RCA (red, white, yellow) jacks, use those jacks and set the TV to INPUT.