Question about Televison & Video
What is the solution for a yellowish green area near the center of the picture?
It is most likely because you have dirt/sediment in the CRT liquid coolant. If you look inside the tubes with a flashlight you can see a fungus like growth growing inside and dimming the light output of the CRT tubes. You will have to change the coolant. Try this:
1. Tip the TV set so the expansion chambers are pointed up. The expansion chamber is a small white/clear plastic bulb-like thing That is attached to one side of each of the CRT's up near the top lens. In some TVs, the expansion chambers are already pointed up - In this case you don't have to tip the TV
2. Cover the circuit boards below the CRT's with several paper towels to prevent accidentally spilling any coolant onto the boards. The coolant is corrosive and will destroy the circuit boards. Don't skimp on the paper towels here - they are cheap!!! 3. Remove the four screws that hold on the focusing lens assembly and remove the focusing lens assembly.
4. Note the position of the expansion chamber then remove the expansion chamber. It will need to be reinstalled in basically the same position so remember the position or take a picture if you need to. There is a small o-ring on the neck of the expansion chamber where it threads onto the CRT housing - Don't loose it!
5. Use the baster and tube to **** the fluid out from the hole where the expansion chamber was removed. This hole is fairly small...maybe 5/16" or so.
6. Once most of the fluid is out, remove the four screws that hold on the lens cover plate.
7. Remove the lens cover plate, the lens & the large o-ring. (be gentle with the o-rings!!!)
8. Clean the CRT chamber & lens with denatured alcohol. Use 100% cotton balls so you don't scratch anything.
9. Clean the CRT chamber and lens with distilled water. Again, use 100% cotton balls so you don't scratch anything. This will rinse out the alcohol residue. You need to use distilled water for this so there is no mineral residue.
10. Gently clean the large o-ring with distilled water (don't use the alcohol because it might eat the o-ring) Dry off the o-ring and lightly coat it with 100% pure silicone (not siliconized acrylic caulking or acrylic latex caulking - ONLY USE 100% SILICONE). Use your fingers to rub a thin layer of silicone all over the surface of the o-ring. Then place the o-ring in the groove in the CRT housing.
11. Place the lens in its position on the o-ring.
12. Place the lens cover plate over the lens and install the four screws.
13. Clean your baster and tubing with denatured alcohol then rinse with distilled water.
14. Use the baster and tube to **** clean fluid from the bottle and install it into the CRT through the expansion chamber hole. Go really slow when it is almost full to minimize overflow. Wipe up any overflow immediately. There will be a small air pocket in the CRT when you are done - you will not be able to fill the chamber 100% - This is O.K. Just be sure to fill it as far as possible so the fluid is just up to the edge of the expansion chamber hole.
15. Install the expansion chamber. Be sure to install it in the same position as it was before you removed it. Also be sure that the small o-ring is on the neck of the chamber before you thread it on. The chamber is just plastic so don't over-tighten it or you might damage it. Screw it on as tight as you can go by hand and then give it about 1/8 of a turn with pliers. (you might have to use needle-nose pliers to get a good grip on it.)
16. Place the focusing lens assembly into position and install the four screws.
17. Turn on the TV and check for leaks over the next 20 minutes. Remember, you have not yet removed all the paper towels from inside the TV. Remove these once you know there are no leaks.
Other things that should be done after replacing the fluid include...
1. Clean the mirror
2. Clean the top lenses of the focusing assemblies
3. Focus the CRT's 4. Adjust the convergence Here is a list of things you will need: 1. Turkey baster 2. Vinyl tube 3. Cooling Fluid
4. 100% cotton balls
5. Paper towels
6. Denatured alcohol
7. Distilled water
9. Screw driver Ordering Coolant: http://www.mcminone.com Part # 20-2041 ( I would suggest ordering two bottles.)
Try that and let me know how it goes. If this solution was helpful, kindly take a moment to "Accept" it. Thanks!
Posted on Jun 15, 2008
Had seen a solution given by one of my mate in fixya he says
"Easy fix. I had the same green dot problem and I removed the front panel (no screws). In the center is a panel that has two screws. Remove them and pull the cover off. There you will find the projection bulb. Do not clean the bulb but instead the base. Use a damp cloth to wipe the dust off the black disk (the base of the projection bulb housing). Apparently the dust through static electricity may cause enough magnetism to distort your picture. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 15, 2008
You need a degaussing tool. it was most likely magnetized. make sure you move away magnetic things as well as unshielded devices such as unshielded speakers and other powered devices. this is what will cause the problem.
Posted on Jun 15, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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