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TV colors distorted

I recently bought this 25inch TV with a DVD/VCR combo (side by side, not stacked) and recently had to fish out a tape, well, after fishing it out, non-violently, the colors became horribly distorted... like when I used to hold a powerful magnet to the screen and warp the colors for a few hours, this however has gone on for days. I can't think of how this could have happened, because there aren't any magnets in this house powerful enough to do that, and the speaker magnets in the tv just don't seem to have the strength to do this. The view is like looking at the tv with bad colors in the center (sorta circular in shape), and the corners are darkened in, you can still see detail, but it's not great. I've tried fixing the colors with very weak refrigerator magnets, and at about an inch, they do fix the local colors, but the fix doesn't stay. Do I need a more powerful magnet or should I try and return it? Thanks in advance.

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Re: TV colors distorted

Maybe UFO around.. just kidding the mask in your picture tube may be damaged if that set is drop by any chance if not deagausing coil circuit ..

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