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Old 04-19-2008, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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My TV picture is green-tinted now? What causes that? Is it an expensive fix?
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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What type of TV do you have?

If its a big box set (CRT), its something internal and my experience has found that a hammer of persuasion either:

a) Fixes the green tint by the tint changing colors...
b) The tv stops work, and thus you have no tint
or c) The TV actually does work long enough for you to head to the local pawn shop and buy another.
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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It's a big box set, 32" inch or so, must weigh 100 lbs.

The TV works fine except that everything is green. I tried to adjust the tint settings but that didn't help.
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:30 PM
 
Location: California
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When all else fails, buy a new one. I recommend a plasma.
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Old 04-19-2008, 11:03 PM
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It's a big box set, 32" inch or so, must weigh 100 lbs.

The TV works fine except that everything is green. I tried to adjust the tint settings but that didn't help.
For a big ol' CRT set like you describe, a permanent tint usually means that one of the electron guns in your picture tube has gone bad.

It might be fixable with the "impact maintenance" technique mentioned in post #2. If that doesn't cure it, then replacing the picture tube will likely cost more or just a bit less than replacing the TV. If you're fond of this TV and sure that you won't need a new set after February 17, 2009 (when analog TV signals are turned off for people who use antennas), you may want to pay for the diagnostic by a technician, on the off-chance that there's a different problem, like a component on a circuit board.
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