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20 inch wega @1999 Picture comes in and out

Tube appears to be good but screen will go to Black then picture returns. Problem lessens as it warms up and after about 30 minutes everything is perfect for a while, but then it starts to **** out again. Sound is not affected, just the picture, Whats up with this, man ?

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Try to finde lose connection/ cold solder joint at board attached at end of picture tube. It seems heater/ filament voltage not being supplied to picture tube after a while and picture goes to black.

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