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Hi just bought this of a friend and the picture is very cloudy and fuzzy. any ideas?

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  • lesleyfair23 May 27, 2008

    How do i go about doing this? is it expensive? - do i need to call in a tv repair person? many thanks

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Change the coolant in the CRts and the color and clarity will be restored. This is a common problem with phillips CRTs the coolant gets cloudy and needs to be replaced.

Posted on May 26, 2008

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    Sonny Berry May 27, 2008

    I would call around and try to get a repair estimate to change the coolant in the CRTs. Which part of the country do you live in?

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