Old (1991) Magnavox TV Problem

happilymamboMay 26, 2012

My old 1991 Magnavox TV (RR1938 W121) suddenly went from a perfect picture to a picture that looks like it has a bright greenish-yellow filter or "fog" on top of it. There are also bright yellow retrace lines on top of the picture. The audio is still perfect. The only colors that seem to make their way through the "fog" are flesh-tones, orange, white, and cyan. When this first began, a week ago, the picture would start out somewhat viewable/recognizable when I first turned it on, and then fade to a solid greenish/yellow with retrace lines after an hour or so of operation. Now, when I turn it on, the picture only remains viewable/recognizable for about 3 seconds before fading to solid greenish-yellow with bright yellow retrace lines. I took the back off the TV and very carefully vacuumed out 21 years of dust, but it did no good. Any suggestions for a fix to save my old antique? Thanx.

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At this point, I'd just say let's have an icy chilled "mambo-yambo" shot and wish it a happy new life - wherever it may go.

A television from 1991, unless it has some sort of collectable or sentimental value, just ain't worth fixing.

It can be done - but at a cost.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 11:11PM
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