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Compressed picture, staticky quieter sound

My new old RX4856 PE02, picture quality and sound were perfect for a couple days (it hadn't been turned on for a long time), then today, the screen kind of flickered and then got darker. Now the picture is compressed and I can barely see the picture. I can upload a picture if necessary.. but tell me honestly: is it time for a new computer, or can i open it up and do something clever to fix it?

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Re: Compressed picture, staticky quieter sound

Sounds like you've got a vertical deflection problem causing the shrunk picture and finally a solid bright line. As to the loss in brightness you may be losing screen voltage to your picture tube. Probably it is time to shop for a new tv since cost of repairs may be too much. Stargazer

Posted on Jan 28, 2007

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