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VS-5043 Has picture initially then has a giant black box in the middle.

Whenever I turn my set on, the picture and sound come on and after a second, you can only see the outside of the picture, almost as if there is a blank box in the middle. If I turn the channels, I can see the full picture again and then it reverts to having only the sides if the picture showing.....any ideas ?

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These TVsVS-5043 Has picture initially then has a giant bla - 2.gif are notorious for bad capacitors at that age. Even if only one or two may be causing the problem, the whole set may need to be re-capped - replacing every electrolytic capacitor that has gone bad, may go bad, or is likely to go bad in the future. There may be a few hundred parts to change. This is a VZ3 chassis....notorious for cracked solder connections on the yoke plugs. Look at each yoke on the 3 CRT necks , you'll see a Molex plug on each yoke. The top two connections are for the vertical winding. There is a plastic tab that hinders easy soldering of these....carefully clip it off with a good pair of ****. You can then access the top 2 solder connections.

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