The picture and sound are fading in and out. It was working just fine until I moved from one house to another and when I hooked it up to cable this is the result. The remote doesn't have menu on it and I'm at a loss as to why this is happening. I've tried going through a DVD player instead of directly through the TV and the results are the same. Please help
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Try unplugging it for a minute. You will have to go through setup again (most likely).
Some of these sets have a (software?) issue and the audio drops out maybe once or twice a year-at least that's what I've experienced. No real fix for it.
TRY ADJUSTING THE SCREEN CONTROL ADJUSTMENT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FLYBACK TRANSFORMER.THIS SHOULD REMOVE THE RETRACE LINES AND ANJUST THE HASY LOOK TO THE PICTURE IF NOT YOU HAVE A BAD CAP IN THE SCREEN CIRCUIT .LOOK FOR A 10MFD/250V CAP IF FEEDS THE NECK BOARD ATTACHED TO THE PICTURE TUBE 200V DC.
I would have to say it does sound like the CRT is reaching its end. The thing that points this out that the picture gradually gets a little bit better as it warms up. It most likely isn't worth the cost to fix it.
As long as you can hook that same cable up to a different TV and get a good picture, you must have somehow damaged the tuner on the APEX - unless the set was mishandled while moving. Those cheaper brands won't take much punishment.