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Without seeing the lines I can't be sure what your set has wrong, but here are a some possibilities:
If the lines are lines are confined to the top inch or two of the screen and the picture looks otherwise normal, the trouble is bad capacitors in the vertical output circuit. Fixable by replacing the bad parts.
If diagonal lines are across the entire face of the picture tube and the picture looks washed out, the trouble is often a bad capacitor on the 200-volt line to the picture tube. This may be on the main circuit board near the horizontal output transformer, or on the small circuit board plugged onto the end of the picture tube. Again, replacing the bad capacitor can fix this.
If your TV is actually an RCA, someone may have bumped a rear-panel adjustment. On the back of the TV near the bottom right are two small knobs. RCA left these adjustments exposed inside of putting them inside the set like other manufacturers. These sometimes get bumped if someone was behind the set cleaning, or if a pet got back there and hit them with a tail. The top knob adjusts focus, and the bottom knob adjusts something called G2 or screen voltage. If this gets turned up too high it can cause the faded picture and diagonal white lines. Turn the adjustment down until a black screen looks black instead of gray.
A bad picture tube or horizontal output transformer can also cause lines through the picture. If this is the case with your set, it's time for a new TV. The transformer is relatively inexpensive but labor costs aren't, and the repair bill may exceed $200. If the tube is bad, there's no point even considering repair. The tube cost alone exceeds the cost of new TV.
Hopefully your lines are easy and cheap to fix. Good luck, and thanks for using Fixya!
You have some bad grounds on the Vertical IC. In addition to this, in the immediate area of this Vertical IC, are a few bad capacitors. Look for this IC mounted on a large heatsink. It may have seven pins . I cannot remember for sure. I have not worked on this particular TV, so I cannot give you specific locations. But I assure the problem is in this area! If you have some electrical experience you can pull this board out. In this case only the caps need replaced and the IC resoldered. Good Luck and thank you for asking. If you have anymore questions, visit me...Thanks Again! Your south of the border tech!
This is a symptom of what is generally a leaky or open filter capacitor in the vertical sweep circuit. Vertical foldover, where the image actually is reflected upside down an inch or so into the top of the picture, is common in this problem. There is an IC that controls the signal and sometimes it needs to be replaced, but more often it's one of the filter capacitors nearby. Any competent technician can fix this problem and the capacitors only cost $2-3 or so if you can find the correct value at Radio Shack (that's if you pay full retail for them). A good service tech will probably have these on hand. Testing them is easiest with what's called an ESR meter (stands for Equivalent Series Resistance) and the better ones don't require you to unsolder them from the circuit board before testing. The most expensive part of this repair is going to be the technician's labor. They're good TV's, this is just a problem common to most TV's in general - mostly due to aging of the capacitors from years of heat. A higher quality replacement capacitor will solve the problem for the life of the set.
Hi I had the same problem. Broken white lines across the top of the screen. This is called overscan. You need to go into the Setup menu, other settings. 16:9 overscan needs to be on. Hope this helps.It solved our problem.