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My phillips magnavox tv is not working right. when you turn it on you see 3 horizontal lines red blue and cant tell if the other is white or yellow then the picture shoes up only in the center section of the screen the top is black and the bottom is black it looks like the picture is folded on top of itself on top and bottom the channel is upside-down, but after a while the picture starts to unfold and then it evebtually looks normal. is there a part I can buy and repalce to fix this?

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Without proper callibration equipment, this is not a end-user fix.
Phillips is a brand most techs will not touch - as they are prone to re-failure.
Your best option is to find a local repair tech that will take on the workload.
There is not too much circutry in a CRT tv, and it is evident your controller is going bad.
If you feel inclined - open the shroud and look for damaged capacitors on the invertor board. Also check for cracked solder joints.

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Hi..the reason to this problem is there is some
fault in your main board.When you get those lines
in your tv it should be the fault in your main circuit
board.you have to check the soldering,that is don in the
board is without any fault.Then u say about the picture
size that it looks black at the above and below the screen.
This may be due to the viewing option.your tv has various
viewing option.u would have switched up to some other view,
that's why it looks like that.select the view which u prefer.
This will solve your problem.
check this out..
thank u..

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Hard reset- unplugging tv for about 5-10 minutes and see if that clears up the problem. Because they have microprocessors in them (computer chips) and just as like with any other operating system, they can hang up or crash. Unplugging it for awhile resets the microprocessor .

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