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Picture is fadeing

I have an Emerson 27 inch flat screen crt TV about 4 years old and the picture has started fadeing over the last month and keeps getting worse. I have a clear and sharp Comcast cable signal. Is this a repaiable problem or is my TV history? I live in Alvin, TX and there are no repair shops here and I am disabled and can't move it.
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The CRT means color picture tubes. These tubes will wear out through time. In order to bring your picture back, you will have to replace the tubes. If you do it yourself, it is affordable but time consuming and the knowledge of electronics, otherwise a shop will charge $250 min to fix it.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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    Nate Stansfield Mar 12, 2009

    Throw it away!

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    Nate Stansfield Mar 13, 2009

    I would get a new one. The price to repair one of 4 years or older is at least half what it would cost for another one. Make sure all cables are good and tight.

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    Nate Stansfield Mar 31, 2009

    I would try new cables. If that doesn't fix the problem than I would get a new tv

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    Nate Stansfield Apr 14, 2009

    did you try new cables?



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Hi!

Please tell me are you using a HDMI cable? Try to check out for loose component wire connections.
Are you using a grounded supply(3 wire connector)?

Please ask for further clarifications.

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Rylee

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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    Rylee Smith Mar 01, 2009

    Just unplug the power cord for 4 hours; then plug back in and turn on from the front panel. Do this twice in 24 hours.



    Try banging on the set when the picture is poor?

    Sometimes they develop loose wiring or cold solder joints, and you will come to know if there are any bad/cold solder joints.



    If you have S-video or hdmi cable try using them and if its a bad cable you will come to know that.



    Please ask for further clarifications.



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    Rylee

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