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Pincushion Picture My TV set had suddenly started to project a "pincushion" (concave sides) picture. The TV laboratory claims that the Flyback transformer and other parts should be replaced. My impression is that the lab estimation is exaggerated since, as far as I understand, when the Flyback fails, there is no HV supply to the CRT and there should be no picture at all. Please advise.

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Lets try something before you call for a second opinion,with the tv ON and the problem showing hit the top and side of the tv,if the picture somehow reacts or corrects itself when you hit it call someone else and tell them what the problem is and that you feel it has a loose conection,dont have to tell them about the first estimate. Dont hit the tv with a hammer,just with the palm of your hand.Is worth the try. Good luck.

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