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No picture, only a horizontal line across the screen

When I turned on the set, the only picture I got was a very narrow horizontal line running across the screen. I did get sound. There was also an electrical odor.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Your described problem indicates failure at the vertical deflection circuitry. Almost always, this would be a defective vertical IC. In some instances, this could also be caused by the absence of Vcc (supply voltage) to the said IC. This is a relatively easy/quick repair. What would be more challenging is identifying the IC, removing it, and replacing. Replacement would be readily available from most electronics part stores including Radio Shack.

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