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No picture--repair or just replace

The picture will come on for short time and then goes to black screen fading with white dot in the center which also goes to black. Sound is good, just no picture. The set was bought in 2002. It is possible to have fixed inexpensively or should I just replace. Thanks

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Re: no picture--repair or just replace

This looks like the high voltage section and delfection section are having problems. I would take this to a shop for an estimate and if the estimate is not what you want to pay I suggest replacing it. The reason I say this is because if you try to fix it yourself you may save some money but you will spend money on 1) a schematic 19.00 (least cost) 2) Multimeter 49.95 (least cost from Radio Shack) 3) High Voltage Probe 70.00 4) Oscilloscope 900 5) universal video analyzer 900 These are the basic pieces of equipment to do the job that you are going to have to do to get this set up and running. Or you can do the hit and miss troubleshooting that is done by most do it yourselfers, which will cost you time. I say replace it if you do not like the price of repair.

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