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My 3 yr old tv has developed lines in the picture.

Lines are sometimes wavy and sometimes straight (1/4'' apart. Happens whether connected to cable or not and when playing dvd. Can't find any adjustment. Is this just one of those unfortunate things and I need to buy a new TV? When the cable box is turned off but the TV still has power, the lines are purple. When the lines are horizontal they appear to be black.
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  • jdgraas Mar 25, 2009

    I recieved a suggested solution from Rick4dis. Unfortunately, my set doesn't seem to have a control labelled G2 becuase I sure can't find it around the transformer


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Remove set back find large transformer with red wire attatched to pix tube find control labeled G2 reduce slightly wit set on with no sgnal on avideo inpt 

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