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Failing CRT TV

Have a Goodmans widescreen CRT TV. The set switches on, the picture starts to narrow in width at the centre line of the screen, and after a couple of minutes it starts to smoke a little. Any ideas what might be wrong? Is it worth repairing?

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Could be a couple of circuits that are failing. Something in the horizontal or the damping sections . Maybe a IC or a cap that is shorting out . If it had good brightness and good color it might be worth saving . If any of those two might be weak it might be time to scrap it . If you take it to your local repair center ask them what there estimate charge is if you don't get it fixed , as then it might be worth getting it checked out. Good luck

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