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post #8281 of 8287 Old 06-24-2015, 09:33 AM
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Geomagnetic correction circuitry built-in... My Panny has a user sub-menu for this too, maybe a fine tune, and it degausses the set when exiting this function.
Back in '93 I bought an RCA and it had a polarity switch on the back for this; the manual days.

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Geomagnetic correction circuitry built-in... My Panny has a user sub-menu for this too, maybe a fine tune, and it degausses the set when exiting this function.
Back in '93 I bought an RCA and it had a polarity switch on the back for this; the manual days.
Yes, and TV's as supposedly calibrated prior to leaving the factory. But just as anyone who has had one of these professionally calibrated (and had a professional like ChadB move the magnets as the manual adjustments can only do so much on a CRT), it might correct some of the problem, but does not fine tune it.
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It's always worked for me as far as the compass position part of your discussion. Now overall geometry, yeah that's always a problem with CRT TVs, especially the bigger and/or wider ones.

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Help for scratches

Unfortunately, as happy as I am to have this set in near mint condition. There was an accident in moving it and 1/3rd of the front glass has suffered deep scratches to the glass. The reason I was interested in this tv was the technology, but knowing Sony, they thought of everything so I am looking for the most cost effective way to repair the scratches if I can or whether there are other methods that will not cost a fortune. I am upset but still very happy to own the set. I was told that it takes a little longer now to warm up and I tested it briefly, perhaps I saw a tiny left hand corner distortion of the signal but it was on for only a short time. Please help.

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If the scratches are deep there is not much you can do without risk of making the situation worse. That said if the set has the anti glare coating and you are willing to remove if things don't work out you can try some polishing compound that you get in headlight restoration kits at an auto store. You could also try a super fine grit sandpaper. With either method you may wind up with splotches,
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If you're lucky it's just the film. There's plenty of posts and maybe even a thread devoted to removing the film.
I recall reading something on trying to repair glass scratches long ago, seems the consensus was better to leave it alone as it did more damage than good (a thin line is better than a splotch). Maybe a filler.

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Hi guys and gals

NOTE: If you have already read my post in "You have a Sony that won't power on and the standby light blinks... Help and suggestions" thread, please disregard this post. Sorry, I did not realize that there is now a thread dedicated to these types of issues before I posted here. I will keep an eye on both threads, so either thread works for me.

I has been a sad day for me. After performing like a champion for almost a decade, my xbr 960 seems to finally kick the bucket. Even though, I moved on to Panasonic ZT60 plasma as my primary display 2 years ago, I am still fond of my xbr 960 and have many great memories watching movies and tv shows and playing video games on the xbr 960.

Here is the description of the problem. The tv tries to power itself on immediately after I plug it into power without me needing to press power button on the remote or the tv itself. Sometimes, I hear the normal degaussing sound and the normal click sound on the power up. Other times, it is just the same click sound without the degaussing sound.

After the tv tries to power up, the front red light blinks 6 times, pauses, blinks 7 times, pauses again, blinks 7 times again, and continues the cylcle of pausing and blinking 7 times indefinitely. Except for the flashing light, the tv looks dead otherwise. After the tv is plugged in into power, if I press the power button on the remote, I hear the click sound again, but nothing else is happening.

To fix the tv, I tried unplugging it from power for as long as several hours and then pluging it back into power. It tried this process multiple times. I also tried plugging the tv into power strip and directly into a wall power outlet. I even tried different power outlets. Nothing has worked.

From my Google search, I found that 6 blinking red lights seem to indicate Power Supply issue, and 7 blinking red lights seem to indicate Horizontal Deflection issue. Both issues seem to require part(s) replacement and service by a qualified technician. From my online research, it is around $200 - $300 for part(s) + labor to fix each issue.

As much as I like this tv, I am not willing to pay that much or go through trouble of ordering parts myself, opening up the tv, and messing with dangerous voltages to fix it.

I am also confused why I am getting both 6 blinking red lights (initially) and 7 blinking red lights (thereafter). Perhaps, the issue is not Power Supply or/and Horizontal Deflection, but something else is broken.

Is there anything else that I can try to fix the tv, or do I just have to replace it at this point?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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