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Experience:  40+ years in TV repair. Electronics Technician for 40+ years. 50+ as a hobby.
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My TV started having a rolling picture. It gradually became

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My TV started having a "rolling" picture. It gradually became worse until now there's only a straight multicolored line, running horizontally across the screen. Is this indicative of a picture tube problem? My TV is at least 6years old- & I'm wondering if I should repair it, or replace it!

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What is the model number of the TV? The model number will be displayed on a tag on the back of the TV near where the power cord is attached.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Thanks, Edward!

The model number is: Samsung #PV-C2780.


It has an installed VCR player as well.

The problem indicated a problem in the horizontal circuit. I will expect this repair to be about $250. A small TV shop will often charge less for the repair than a large repair facility. Once repaired it is likely to fail again due to it's age. Many consumers will opt to replace such a TV with a LCD HDTV. The picture will be better and it will cost less to operate.


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