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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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Re: VS-5043 Has picture initially then has a giant black...

These TVs2.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 chassis1.gif....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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