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Blue washes out whole picture

Hi, I just bought an Akai PT4298HD for cheap because it needs fixing. I am very familiar with CRT projectors. I used to buy them, fix them up and resell them. I still run an old Electrohome CRT projector in my theater room. Anyway, on this Akai tv the blue is overdriven. It washes out the whole picture. When I adjust the drive in on the board at the bottom of the yoke, it doesn't make a noticeable difference. I tried focusing the tube, but it's so washed out, focusing the lens makes no difference. What I'm really looking for are the technical specs on this set, or for someone who's had the same problem to point me in the right direction. Thanks for any help!

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Re: Blue washes out whole picture

Hello....I have been working on these (and it's Samsung counterpart - HCM4215) for about as long as they have been on the market. I have ran into this problem on the blue and green CRT many times. Most of the time it is a bacterial growth in the glycol coolant. This model is notorious for leaky tubes (they have the worst rubber seals ever invented for a CRT), and air bubbles trapped within the tubes which allows for an algee-like growth in the fluid compartment between the screen and the primary lens. If this is the case, you will have to remove and drain the CRT, completely clean the assembly with denatured alcohol, and refill it with glycol coolant. If you have rebuilt these things before, this is probably no new task for you!!


I have also ran into bad components on the CRT driver boards with this model. They have always been the variable resistor for the drive (VR501 1Mohm) or one of the three 1/2W resistors right next to it associated with screen circuit. If you don't see retrace lines, then I would bet on the algee!!! Hope this helps out.....please let me know how you make out on it.




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