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Shadow Today my wife said she could smell something from the TV. The words and some graphics appear to have a shadow. Just like you would select a shadow with fonts on a graphics program. Usually in colors of blue and yellow. Thanks for any help.

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Re: Shadow

Nice description. Is the picture still square or does it have like an hourglass shape to it? If so, one of the convergence amps has failed (common problem) and needs replacing as well probably the fuse resistors feeding power to it. Probably a job for a pro as it needs to be reconverged afterwards. Can give you DIY instructions if you are OK at soldering.
Is the picture foggy as well? Have him replace the crt fluid while he's in there. How old is this TV?

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