I have an analog Samsung TV which I bought in 2000. It is around 32
inches. The problem is the image keeps getting 'squeezed'--the sides
cave in and the image takes on the shape of an hourglass. In the past,
I would have this problem for like 10 minutes but the image would
eventually correct itself. Nowadays, the problem remains as it is.
Anything that can be done to fix this?
Its model number is TXJ2766.
On Feb 14, 7:52 pm, email@example.com wrote:
First question is this. Suppose it turns out to be something simple,
a single component that could be obtained for $10. Do you have the
basic skills to take the TV apart, unsolder a part, replace it, etc?
even the most basic tools, eg soldering iron, VOM, hand tools, etc?
Or know someone who does to do it for you? If not, no need to go
any further. Just junk it because if you have to take it to a TV shop
it would cost so much compared to buying a new, better, HD one
that it isn't worth it.
And even if you do have the skills, playing guessing games to try to
figure out what it is may not be worth it anyway.
On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 18:06:03 -0800 (PST), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Being it is analog it MIGHT not be worth having fixed - but if it has
video inputs and he wants to use it with a cable direct box or
whatever, it may be worth fixing. Just because it is analog (NTSC
tuner instead of ATSC) does NOT mean it is not HD. Could even be
If it is capacitors it is likely 4 or 6 electrolytics, worth about $3
each, eaxy to find because they will be swelled (tops convex instead
of concave) and they are generally through hole mounted radial
devices, so simple to change if he or a friend is handy with a solder
If he spends $30 on parts and it doesn't work when he's finished, he's
not out much, and he's had the experience. If he fixes it he feels
good about it, and has a usefull TV (or at least TV Monitor) for a
couple more years.
Depending where he is, there may be an independent repair shop that
will fix it for a $50 flat rate labour charge plus parts - still
pretty reasonable for a Samsung TV (they are pretty decent units, on
If he opens up the case and finds 4 or 6 electroltytic caps that have
bulged, he's not guessing any more. - and if replacing them fixes it,
it's worth doing, if for nothing else than the experience.
An 11 year old TV is nearly as obsolete as a wind up Victrola and not
nearly as valuable. Unless you are intent on getting into a new hobby,
buy a nice small flat panel LCD and take the poor critter to the
recycling center or find it a home on Craigslist. The digital world
has whistled right on past your Samsung.
It is a CRT set instead of a flat panel, so yes - definitely forget
about fixing it. I wasn't thinking straight and had not looked up the
model number. Deep six it. QUICK. (and on a flat screen it is more
likely to flash on and off than to shrink - flat panels don't have
deflection issues like CRTs - so "flog me with a wet noodle"
If it was a flat panel, either LCD or plasma, it would be worth
looking at. Being a CRT, not worth even cracking open the case.
I'm still using a Magnavox 27" CRT that was made in '87, and has a picture
that still looks like the day it was made.
In the winter it helps heat the house, and in the summer I should be outside
I like watching TV as much as the next guy, but if it ain't broke....
Bring it to a recycling center capable of properly disposing of used
CRT gizmos and then buy a new TV...
If you don't know what you are doing opening up a CRT TV set can
be fatal if you don't properly and safely discharge the capacitors
before poking around inside...
On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 13:45:45 -0800 (PST), Beezle Bub
My ex-wife was named Anna an she had a log too. That's why her
former-former husband, named Sam, called her Anna Log. Sam was a
singer, and Sam sung on TV which I saw in 2000. His dick was around
32 inches. The problem is that his image kept getting 'squeezed'.
Eventually his sides caved in and his image vanished like an
hourglass. In the past, he would have this problem for like 10 minutes
but his image would eventually correct itself. Nowadays, his problem
remains as it is. Nothing that can be done to fix his image. He's
just an all around loser.
His ID number is TXJ2766. That's "TX" for TEXAN, and "J" for JERK.
27 is his IQ, and 66 is the length of his prison sentence.
I wouldn't bother messing with it, but if you don't mind watching a
CRT hit the 2nd hand stores they are full of them now days. Reminds me,
I have a couple of them I intended to give away, I ought to do that
What happens here is that someone with a hammer will stop and smash
the top and remove the parts with copper/aluminum in them. I've even
seen the garbage pickup guys do it.
I just had a 30 yard dumpster removed. While I had it I had a steady
stream of guys and girls in pickups and mini vans looking for metal. I
actually have a place I put metal out at for the regulars, but this drew
people I've never seen before. And, I'm on a side street near two dead
ends. How do they find me? Does the metal pay for all that gas spent
Car batteries are at $6 or $7, so lead is worth something again. I
think the lead in the tube is too hard to recover though.
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