Originally Posted by HumnHilghtFreel
It seems funny, but I literally got a week or so more use out of it by smacking the side of it and the picture came back temporarily(anywhere from a minute to a couple hours).
That actually does work. I've done it myself before.
Your picture tube is going out Yachtzee. More specifically, it may have something to do with the rectifier. Get out the trumpet and play taps over it buddy.
I live next door to a guy who repairs TVs. He's retired and doesn't do a booming business because anymore it's costs more to repair them then it does to go out and buy a new one. And that is the way the TV manufacturers want it. They want you to discard it like a used up BIC lighter and go get a another one.