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Magnavox TV colors went crazy

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by labrick, Dec 1, 2003.

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  1. labrick

    labrick Guest

    Our Magnavox TV (about 13 years old) has this problem:

    Something went wrong with the color, I'll try to explain it.It's as if
    someone is holding a see thru color screen in front of the picture and
    the colors of the screen are very psyco-delic. Kind of a neon green
    oval in the middle, surrounded by a hot pink, surrounded by a blue and
    then surrounded by a mix of green and brown. So the reception is good,
    the colors are very crazy.

    It's a 27" monitor.

    There was a definite sizzle or crackle the day I turned it on and it
    did this.

    There's a place in town that does free estimates, but I thought I'd
    look around the internet and see what I could find out about this
    problem before we drag this big thing around town. Will it be
    expensive? Should we look for a new TV vs cost of repair?

    Actually our living room TV is goofy too, I'll post seperately about
    that (RCA TV left & right sides have black area).

  2. Failure in the degaussing circuit...
  3. Patch

    Patch Guest

    Sounds like the picture tube has become magnetized. Probably the
    auto-degausser has crapped out. Call a service tech.
  4. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Your degaussing circuit failed, sounds like the thermistor burned up, part
    is a few bucks, figure an hour of labor at most, worth getting fixed.
  5. Chaos Master

    Chaos Master Guest

    labrick() slammed into the keyboard with a 100-lbs hammer:

    Probably the degaussing circuit has failed. Nothing too complicated for an
    experienced tech, and worth the repair.
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