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Red color gone on tv?

The red is gone and can,t adjust it back? the rest of the picture is fine. the tv is just over 3yrs old with original bulb? what can i do?

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Is the red gone on all inputs? do you have the tv hooked up, to a sat box, cable box via component video (Red, blue, green connections)? if so check the red cable on both ends.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

  • Maria Ortiz Jun 20, 2013

    it worked got the colors back ;)



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