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Picture is very dim

This set was manufactured in 1998. The picture is dark using the factory settings. I increased the brightness, contrast, picture setting to the max and it is viewable, but still dim and flickers when viewing a program with a bright white background.

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There is a problem in the flyback section of the tv set. the fly back has two knobs, one for screen and the other for focus. use the screen knob to adjust the brighness. if it did not help, either check the capacitors around the flyback or change the fly back with a new one. good luck

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English - 23
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