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I need to degauss this TV.

Is there a way to do it through the units programming or menu?

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Hi,you can also run an soldering gun over the screen while switched on from the centre outwards somtimes works.it can also be caused by a damaged shadow mask(tube) if the sets been dropped

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This type of CRTs can only be degauss using a degauss coil not through the TV menu.
Sorry.

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