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post #8161 of 8184 Old 06-30-2014, 01:04 PM
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Keep in mind the auto-degauss circuit needs time to cool off. Some TVs without thermal or timer protection will fry the circuit if you get crazy turning it on/off quickly; the ones that do have it you'll notice you won't hear the whomp sound right after the first try.

Now if yours is working (whomp sound?) and you haven't moved it then it should be sufficiently degaussed from normal usage. I have heard that it's better to plug it directly into an outlet for degaussing; I've personally never had an issue with using a surge protector though.

My Panny has a corner problem but it looks like it may have been dropped on that corner. I've never popped it open to see if a magnet broke off or maybe the degauss coil somehow slipped over the corner. For the time-being I've just stuck some old pieces of ferrite (or weak magnets) on the outside around the corner to improve the color; these pieces came from a scrapped CRT, the ones on the back of the tube for alignment.
Thanks for the additional info. I'll try plugging it directly into the wall and do a few power on's with time in between. If that doesn't help, I'll just give the thing away.
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I remember somebody claiming that leaving it unplugged for a while before plugging it directly into the wall socket and turning it back on would be more effective but I can't remember their reasoning.

If not that, it's possible convergence is off which can be altered in the service menu.
I don't see convergence anywhere in the menu, where exactly would that be?
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I don't see convergence anywhere in the menu, where exactly would that be?
It's in the service menu, not the user menu.
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THE SONY SERVICE CODES - Articles, Comments, Discoveries

The service menu isn't friendly to novices and can brick your television if misused. Don't "reset" to pre-factory settings. It may be useful to see a picture of what is going wrong
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Doesn't sound like a convergence problem:

http://www.repairfaq.org/samnew/tvfaq/tvcrtpca.htm
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Posted it over in the Classifieds section if anybody is interested:

Sony WEGA FD Trinitron 34" KD-34XBR960
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If the only problem is discoloration, then yes that's fixable. The screen needs to be degaussed. Multiple off-on states should do this, but if it remains, a manual degaussing with a degauss wand will fix the problem.
(Sorry...I haven't checked this site for a couple weeks.)

Yes, this works! I have used a hand-held "bulk tape eraser" many times on various CRT's over the years. It takes a little "courage," but gets rid of the most stubborn colored blotches.

Here's the procedure: Turn the TV on. Place the bulk tape eraser an inch or two from the screen. Switch it on. (Expect to see a "rainbow" pattern. DON'T WORRY...things will be OK.) Move the bulk eraser slowly around the affected area of the screen, in a slow circular motion. Then, slowly...slowly...pull it away from the screen until it's at least 10 feet away. Then switch it off.

The problem should be gone. If not, repeat the above steps. You'll get it.

Now, the hard part may be finding the hand-held bulk eraser. They used to be very common, but of course they're rare now. I have a Videoraser Model VX-1401. Here's a link to an e-Bay auction:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sonar-Radio-...item58b166f4e0

Here's an e-Bay listing for a Radio Shack model, again an e-bay auction:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/311000576394?lpid=82


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(Sorry...I haven't checked this site for a couple weeks.)

Yes, this works! I have used a hand-held "bulk tape eraser" many times on various CRT's over the years. It takes a little "courage," but gets rid of the most stubborn colored blotches.

Here's the procedure: Turn the TV on. Place the bulk tape eraser an inch or two from the screen. Switch it on. (Expect to see a "rainbow" pattern. DON'T WORRY...things will be OK.) Move the bulk eraser slowly around the affected area of the screen, in a slow circular motion. Then, slowly...slowly...pull it away from the screen until it's at least 10 feet away. Then switch it off.

The problem should be gone. If not, repeat the above steps. You'll get it.

Now, the hard part may be finding the hand-held bulk eraser. They used to be very common, but of course they're rare now. I have a Videoraser Model VX-1401. Here's a link to an e-Bay auction:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sonar-Radio-...item58b166f4e0

Here's an e-Bay listing for a Radio Shack model, again an e-bay auction:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/311000576394?lpid=82


Good luck!

Mark
Hi Mark,


Still, unplugging the set for about five minutes and then plugging it back directly to the wall socket is probably the easiest way of eliminating both the color distortion and also returning the picture to it's most vibrant quality (somehow they go hand in hand). Even without the magnetic build up, I do this once a month and do notice the "pop" returning to it's stunning picture.
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Hi Mark,


Still, unplugging the set for about five minutes and then plugging it back directly to the wall socket is probably the easiest way of eliminating both the color distortion and also returning the picture to it's most vibrant quality (somehow they go hand in hand). Even without the magnetic build up, I do this once a month and do notice the "pop" returning to it's stunning picture.
Absolutely agreed, Joseph. My procedure is definitely something to do only when normal trouble-shooting methods don't work. I should have mentioned this. In my case, this procedure is necessary once or twice a year.

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I just got an xbr960 & the picture seems a bit out of focus/blurry. Is there some kind of focus pot i can adjust or change in the service menu?
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I just got an xbr960 & the picture seems a bit out of focus/blurry. Is there some kind of focus pot i can adjust or change in the service menu?
Can you post a photo of the screen with the blurry picture. I would also ask the sell if he ever had the back off and touched anything.

You might want to post this question here also:
You have a Sony that won't power on and the standby light blinks... Help and suggesti

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Free to a good home

Well, the time has come, and we're looking at a XBR-55X850B 4k set to replace our wonderful '960. (Any comments on whether that's a good choice for an upgrade?)

I thought I'd offer it here first, rather than letting the dealer haul it away. So "free to a good home"--if you can pick it up. My bad back won't be able to help. The TV and Sony stand are in the basement rec. room in North Suburban Chicago. The TV had the two "flashing light" driver chips replaced about 3 years ago, so it's in perfect shape.

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Well, the time has come, and we're looking at a XBR-55X850B 4k set to replace our wonderful '960. (Any comments on whether that's a good choice for an upgrade?)
There is a review here
http://www.avforums.com/review/sony-...v-review.10556

You could try putting the XBR960 on Craigslist or eBay as a dealer would just send it to be junked.
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I thought I'd offer it here first, rather than letting the dealer haul it away. So "free to a good home"--if you can pick it up. My bad back won't be able to help. The TV and Sony stand are in the basement rec. room in North Suburban Chicago. The TV had the two "flashing light" driver chips replaced about 3 years ago, so it's in perfect shape.

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Very noble of you! I was going to tell you there's a classified section on AVS but I see you posted there too. In the event there's no AVS takers indeed try CL. You can even make a few bucks there especially with the stand, heck the stand is more valuable to most folks to place their big screens on and much easier than the TV to move.

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I'm curious, how high off the ground does the stand measure?
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And is it the "Sony stand" that is made for and nicely matches up with a 960? (That was my assumption).

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And is it the "Sony stand" that is made for and nicely matches up with a 960? (That was my assumption).
Yes, it's the matching Sony stand.

It "stands" 18" high, which puts the bottom of the TV frame at 19."

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There is a review here
http://www.avforums.com/review/sony-...v-review.10556

You could try putting the XBR960 on Craigslist or eBay as a dealer would just send it to be junked.
Thanks! This is a very nice review.


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I bought my 960 in 2008 on craigslist and it has served me well since then until two months ago when the screen gained a pink hue when a significant portion of the image was white. Soon, images on the screen in areas of high contrast began producing faint horizontal bands, and finally the screen would flicker and darken when turning on the display. All of this was with the component input, so I tried HDMI from my PC and I was truly dismayed: with nothing but my white mouse cursor on a black background, the screen was red all the way down to the level of the cursor, where it was also red to the left of the cursor horizontally.

I've since moved to an apartment for medical school and I've left the 960 at my parents' house, but I'm hoping it can still be fixed. Until these problems began, the tube had fantastic convergence and no problems with brightness or distortion. Does anyone have an idea what's wrong and if it's reparable?
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read back over this thread and there is some mention of the 'red screen of death'.
I have had my 960, 10 years, next month- I hope I can get as much time out of this CRT as possible
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Second note-

every so often, I get a light green screen, while watching tv programming (not DVD viewing).
I simply turn off the crt, wait 1-2 minutes, then turn back on- picture returns to normal viewing...
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Second note-

every so often, I get a light green screen, while watching tv programming (not DVD viewing).
I simply turn off the crt, wait 1-2 minutes, then turn back on- picture returns to normal viewing...

In that case, it's easier to just change or unplug the HDMI input rather than turning off the set.

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Many Thanks! drvais-

do you get this (issue) w/ your 960 as well?
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I am moving to Houston in February & can't fit the tv in my trunk. I really hope I can find another one there. I watched Guardians of the Galaxy on Saturday & it was hard to believe, how good the picture looks, wow.
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