WE WERE WATCHING A SHOW AND THE PICTURE GOT SHAKY AND SMALLER AND SMALLER, THEN WENT COMPLETELY OUT. NO ELECTRICITY. WE SMELL SMOKE. IT IS A 27 INCH RCA, 15 YEARS OLD. I THINK THE PICTURE TUBE WENT OUT, WHAT DO YOU THINK. SHOULD WE REPAIR OR REPLACE. THANK YOU
Picture tube failure is rare problem. Your problem is powersupply failure and short circuit in deflection area. This is quite common problem. My sugestion is before you got this problem picture clarity and color clarity is better perfomance in your satisfaction means repair is better. Otherwise replace it.
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