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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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  • Dave Schell Nov 15, 2006

    Sorry, I meant a new computer.
    Also, more details: if I turn it off and leave it off for a bit, it's OK for a few seconds before it reverts to the dark phase. Again, this is a kind of older, cabinet-style TV, but one that's new enough to have a remote control.

  • Dave Schell Nov 15, 2006

    Why won't this thing let me edit. NEW TV! is what I meant. Thanks for your patience and assistance.

  • Dave Schell Nov 15, 2006

    And it's got this bright white line across the middle...



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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

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