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RCA 27" F27189ET HOME THEATRE - No picture

The picture on this set is now a vertical line in the middle of the screen with a sliver of the picture showing. Sound works fine and can change all the channels. Does this mean the picture tube is done for? And is this worth fixing?

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Re: RCA 27" F27189ET HOME THEATRE - No picture

Is unlikely the picture tube is bad,the description of the problem tells me you have a straight line from top to bottom that is an indication of a horizontal deflection problem and is correctable and inexpensive,just in case the line you mention goes from side to side the problem will be in the vertical circuit and is also repairable.To make things easier tap the set on the side just to see if it reacts,don't over do it ,if it does the should be a lot less expensive because it might just be loose conections.Be safe and call for assistance.

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