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Tv turns on red and then turns off.

Plus, I have this black dot about the size of a dime in the center of the screen.

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It sounds like you have a shorted red CRT and it caused phoshor burns on all three CRTs because the blanking circuit could not blank the picture fast enough at time of shut down.
It can be repaired but all three CRTs must be replaced. Cost of doing this is too much for the age of the set. I would invest instead in a LCD projection or LCD flat panel.
Hope this helps,
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Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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