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    Default Sony Wega Has Purple Spot on Screen - Would Degaussing Fix It?

    About to throw away my wega since it developed a big purple spot on the upper right. Is it possible to fix this? A friend suggested I buy a degaussing rod but i've never used or bought one before. What's your take on this problem?

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    These usually form from being around a magnetic source (like a speaker)

    A degaussing rod is a possible fix.

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    Well i'm willing to give it a try then. Does anyone recommend a certin brand of degaussing rod or a site where I can buy one? Ebay would be best.

    Was thinking of picking this one up.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Handy-TV-CRT-Pic...item4cec778ef5
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    I've also heard of people having luck using an electric drill(AC, not DC) or anything similar with an AC motor or coil. A degaussing coil doesn't automatically do the job for you in either case though. You have to know how to do it for it to work right.

    And TV's usually have a degaussing coil built in that activates when you turn the TV on. So many times these problems will work themselfs out after a while. I had one that did the same thing and it was fine after a few days. Every time I turned it on it was a little better.

    Also, have you recently moved the TV around? That can sometimes cause the colors. That's what caused mine to mess up.
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    Well it's fine now but a new problem came up. It only has Composite >_<

    Off to craig's list I go to find one with component and S-video I guess...

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