First of all, nice thread - those TVs are worth it. This post regards the 32" version. To sum up quite a few posts here: the red/green problem, right? How about a horizontal picture smearing? Jumping right next to the TV or kicking/banging it upside the head which corrects the problem (temporarily)? Clearly it's physical/mechanical and I'm not sure about the posted here "soldering problem". Anyone noticed that rocking the set back-and-forth a few times corrects the issues as well? Here is what I think - check the connectors between the boards (3 of them) - the white ones with several bent at 90 deg. steel-sheet "pins". Next, the ground cable to the CRT. I noticed those parts get physically stressed the most, and my TV started to give me problems after I moved out and in. So, after taking the cover off do the same as before - rock the set back-and-forth and see what gets stressed. I reconnected everything (almost... see the P.S.) and now it's fine. For those who can't fire it up at all or especially when the TV turns off after 1.5 or 3 s past "ON" - try the "SCREEN" focusing knob on the transformer - the TV has a safety "device" which turns the TV off if the voltage is too low and turning that knob (well, one way) basically does just that. BTW, I had to drill 2 holes in the back cover to have access to the 2 focusing knobs. Oh, remember that the voltage in the TV is way higher than sufficient to kill you
, so be careful or don't "F" with it if you don't know what you're doing, especially when it's powered up (e.g. for focusing).
Overall, I think the problem here is the ****** back cover which is way too flexible and upon movement instead of damping the stress it transports it to the brain components. It seems like those are common trouble components. Additionally, anyone noticed that Mexico tried to save $ on the inside cables? Yeah, some of them are too short and cause the abovementioned problems on movement. The TV is still great. For the price that is. I've been running mine for 2.5 years now, HD programs for over 6 months (HD IS amazing...).
I hope this helps.
P.S. Can anyone with the diagrams help and let me know the exact location of the degaussing coil connector on the board (which board, symbol, etc.)? Forgot to mark that one before dissassembly. Yeah, stupid me and now no degaussing. Thanks in advance.