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Red tube going bad???

Yesterday my 3 year old tv out of the blue just started throwing red squiggly lines mostly around the border of the screen, but also now the entire picture is seemingly saturated in red... I have cleaned the lenses, carefully, but this didn't seem to help. when I hit the auto focus, there are two plus signs, one red and the other white... are these supposed to be one plus sign? if not is there a way to manually focus it back? or is one of my tubes going down hill fast? Thanks for any help Patrick

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Much to my suprise these tubes need to be re-juvenated with a crt shooter. this does not bode well with the so called king o the hill (sony). although after re-juvenating the tubes seem to hold up rather well.

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