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Blue streaks across picture

Turned on the tv this am and there's two blue distorted streaks across the middle of the picture. The bottom of picture shows yellow.

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Re: Blue streaks across picture

Can you describe in a little more detail what the symptoms are? Are the streaks thin lines or are they large thick swashes of Blue? Is yur video still visible? Sounds like it may be the blue convergence amps or the resistor tied into the amps. is there anyway you can post a picture of your screen distortion?

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