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Brian Fellmeth

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My brother needed a place to store his new shiva driver until I could make his IB baffel. He choose the cabinet near his TV and the picture is pretty messed up. Is there anything that can be done ? Will the effect gradually go away or is he just hosed ?
 

Bill_Weinreich

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It may be possible to repair it. It would require a degaussing coil though. Its basically a large donut shaped electromagnet, that you place near the center of the screen and pull away from it. After several times, it may help to correct it. But.... you will probably have to take a visit to the local TV repair shop. Even if you access to one, I wouldnt suggest trying it.

Bill
 

Kevin P

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Try unplugging the TV for a few minutes, then plug it in and turn it on. This should activate the TV's built in degaussing coil (I'm assuming it's a direct view TV, not a rear projection set).

You might have to repeat this a few times to get rid of all the discoloration. If this doesn't work, take it into a shop and have it degaussed.

KJP
 

Neil Joseph

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He is lucky that it was not stored there for too long. It could have damaged the image permanently.
 

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