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Blooming causes bad focus!

My flyback burned and I replaced it, but now I am having a major problem with blooming! Whenever the picture is bright, it enlarges, and when it becomes dark, it shrinks alot. This is causing it to go way out of focus, and if I focus it when it is bright, it is out of focus when dark and bleeds alot and vice versa. How do i fix this? Is it possible?

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This load-related change is caused by the failure of the power supply to keep the service voltage for the high voltage section regulated.
The flyback may not have been the only component that failed; its failure may have damaged components in the power supply itself.

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