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TV Screen goes Blue, or Red, picture fades out to Blue or Red.

I have a 26" JVC 20years old. Works great until once in a while, the picture tube goes to solid red with white lines threaded across screen. It turned blue yesterday. When I switch the set off and on, the picture will come back highly blueish, but fades completely to blue in a few second...or the picture will very slowly fade to solid blue.

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Your tube is failing.

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