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GE 35GT168 I have a horizontal deflection problem with this model, all I get when turned on is a thin vertical line on the screen, there is sound and it does pick up stations, the horizontal output has been replaced and rectifier replaced as well, at this point I don't know where to look next, any help would be appreciated.

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If you indeed have a line down the center of the screen that means the horizontal output transistor is working as it produces high voltage as well. The rectifiers are working otherwise you would have no power or sound. What you need to look at is either the horizontal windings of the deflection yoke are open or you have a open return from the yoke to the horitontal output stage.

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