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My husband recently purchased a plasma tv and decided to give our 32
inch, 10 yr old, GE tv to our son in his room. After hooking it up,
however, the picture was dark and out of focus. After messing with
the controls I was able to get a decent picture, but the lettering,
logos, guide, etc. is really blurry and out of focus. Should I dust
it out, someone told me to check the focus control on the high voltage
transformer inside the set. Does this sound right? Any advice would
be greatly appreciated!! Thanks, Kiani Pierce

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My husband recently purchased a plasma tv and decided to give our 32
inch, 10 yr old, GE tv to our son in his room. After hooking it up,
however, the picture was dark and out of focus. After messing with
the controls I was able to get a decent picture, but the lettering,
logos, guide, etc. is really blurry and out of focus. Should I dust
it out, someone told me to check the focus control on the high voltage
transformer inside the set. Does this sound right? Any advice would
be greatly appreciated!! Thanks, Kiani Pierce


Dark might indicate that the high voltage is low. There is a focus voltage
and an accelerating voltage ... both must be correct to achieve a sharp
image.

Dusting it out is probably a waste of time and could cause more grief. At
10 years, it is about at the end of its useful life.

I advise that you NOT adjust things internal to the TV.

Some repair shops offer free estimates ... check into that.


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My husband recently purchased a plasma tv and decided to give our 32
inch, 10 yr old, GE tv to our son in his room. After hooking it up,
however, the picture was dark and out of focus. After messing with
the controls I was able to get a decent picture, but the lettering,
logos, guide, etc. is really blurry and out of focus. Should I dust
it out, someone told me to check the focus control on the high voltage
transformer inside the set. Does this sound right? Any advice would
be greatly appreciated!! Thanks, Kiani Pierce


Dark might indicate that the high voltage is low. There is a focus voltage
and an accelerating voltage ... both must be correct to achieve a sharp
image.

Dusting it out is probably a waste of time and could cause more grief. At
10 years, it is about at the end of its useful life.

I advise that you NOT adjust things internal to the TV.

Some repair shops offer free estimates ... check into that.



Sounds like someone tried to plug in the video game RCA jacks into the
focus and screen control holes again.
I remember about 10 years ago when Thomson started making the plastic
around the focus and screen controls the same size as an RCA jack
people/kids would try and plug in the Nintendo into the focus and
screen control holes and invariably move the controls and sometimes
even break them.



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My husband recently purchased a plasma tv and decided to give our 32
inch, 10 yr old, GE tv to our son in his room. After hooking it up,
however, the picture was dark and out of focus. After messing with
the controls I was able to get a decent picture, but the lettering,
logos, guide, etc. is really blurry and out of focus. Should I dust
it out, someone told me to check the focus control on the high voltage
transformer inside the set. Does this sound right? Any advice would
be greatly appreciated!! Thanks, Kiani Pierce

Dark might indicate that the high voltage is low. There is a focus voltage
and an accelerating voltage ... both must be correct to achieve a sharp
image.

Dusting it out is probably a waste of time and could cause more grief. At
10 years, it is about at the end of its useful life.

I advise that you NOT adjust things internal to the TV.

Some repair shops offer free estimates ... check into that.



Sounds like someone tried to plug in the video game RCA jacks into the
focus and screen control holes again.
I remember about 10 years ago when Thomson started making the plastic
around the focus and screen controls the same size as an RCA jack
people/kids would try and plug in the Nintendo into the focus and
screen control holes and invariably move the controls and sometimes
even break them.


Hi...

Or perhaps just carrying it to his son's room... arm around the back
moving both the screen and focus controls?

Might be worth a try. Mark their current positions with a dab of nail
polish or something, then move them a bit and see what the result is.

Take care.

Ken
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