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Tv w/ "loose magnifier"

Hello,

I am going to purchase this tv but the seller it has the following problem:

"This TV functions fine, but does not have the blue lighting working properly because the blue magnifier lens came loose. If this lens is repaired, then the TV would work perfectly."

Is this something that is easily/inexpensively fixable? If so, how can this be fixed?

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  • ubermanthing May 21, 2008

    On the ad for the tv there's a picture of the guy holding the lense and a picture of the inside of the tv. Here's a link.

    http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/e...

    Do you think that's the issue?
    How hard is it to replace a tube?


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The coolant thickens over time causing an out of focus blue. 3 gun projectors are a technology of the past. Don't waste any money on this. You'll be miserable and continuously harassed by some problem or the other. Not worth it even if he's giving it away free.

Posted on May 21, 2008

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If the lens came loose the CRT would leak its coolant all over the chassis. Sounds as if the Blue CRT may have a short and thats why its not working. If thats the case your looking at about 300.00 for a replacement tube if you install it about 600 if a shop does it.

Posted on May 21, 2008

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    Sonny Berry May 21, 2008

    Its not that hard to change a tube but the cost factor of the tube If the set was free it may be worth it, but if the coolant got onto the chassis you will have problems as the coolant is corrosive and can end up deestroying the circuit traces and components.

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