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Fluoresecent Display - Harmon Kardon "Festival 60" Micro Stereo

The fluoresecent display (AM/FM/RDS, CD status, etc.) is no longer uniform in its intensity or colour. Part of it is bright and other parts of the display are dull or faded out. I can still see the characters, but not as they once appeared. Can the display be 'restored' to its original state. The unit works perfectly otherwise. I can't attribute this chnage to any particular cause (ie. a power surge, or similar event). One day it was fine, the next day the problem appeared. Help please. Thanks Michael

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