Old 1st September 2007, 23:33   #1
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Bruised TV & Dreaming in Japanese

does anyone know how to get one of those purple metal stains out of a tv? usually whenever you put something with too much metal next to a tv screen you get one of those purpleish, rainbowy, bruises near to where the metal was. this has happened plenty of times before, with all kinds of tvs, and the blemish fades with time. however, i have a certain tv that seems to be the exception. the bruise comes back every time it displays something with a lot of white. especially in the case of when i use it as a monitor for an old pc using a resolution of above 800 x 600. does anyone have any old world joo joo that i can macguyver to shut down this nuisance?

AND does anyone know where i can phonetically translate a japanese word? {i don't have the characters ive just heard the word.}

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Old 1st September 2007, 23:47   #2
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Turn the TV on and off a whole bunch of times. TV's have a built in degaussing coil to get rid of that magnetism on power up. Usually that happens when you get a speaker too close. The magnet in the speaker will do that. Sometimes it might take 2-3 dozen times to fully remove the blur.

If that doesn't work, then it could be that the degauss circuit isn't working. In that case, repair, live with it or discard it. A good sized stereo speaker can magnetize the TV at 2-3 feet, so magnetically shielded speakers or some distance is the cure for that. As far as I've ever seen, speakers are the only thing that cause this problem in modern TV sets.

In the old, old days, TV's had to be degaussed with a degaussing tool at a TV shop because with no degaussing coil the earths magnetism will cause the same thing. Then they started building it in.

Not exactly building a McGyver atomic bomb pen, but it should work.
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Old 2nd September 2007, 02:23   #3
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Re: Bruised TV & Dreaming in Japanese

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Ask a Japanese person.


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all the japanese people i know dont know japanese.

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Turn the TV on and off a whole bunch of times. TV's have a built in degaussing coil to get rid of that magnetism on power up. Usually that happens when you get a speaker too close. The magnet in the speaker will do that. Sometimes it might take 2-3 dozen times to fully remove the blur.

If that doesn't work, then it could be that the degauss circuit isn't working. In that case, repair, live with it or discard it. A good sized stereo speaker can magnetize the TV at 2-3 feet, so magnetically shielded speakers or some distance is the cure for that. As far as I've ever seen, speakers are the only thing that cause this problem in modern TV sets.

In the old, old days, TV's had to be degaussed with a degaussing tool at a TV shop because with no degaussing coil the earths magnetism will cause the same thing. Then they started building it in.

Not exactly building a McGyver atomic bomb pen, but it should work.
can you use a standard audio heada deguasser? if not what is the diff between a standard audio deguasser and one for a tv set.

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Probably not, it wouldn't cover a large enough area. TV degaussers I've seen used have an active length of about a foot, whereas an audio wand just works at the tip. Field strength may be a factor as well.

Still the same slightly comical performance involved though, dancing the sugar plum fairy while backing away slowly

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Whenever I have that problem, I just take a magnet (but not one that's too strong!) and "drag" the "bruise" off the screen by sliding the magnet across it towards the edge of the screen.

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Whenever I have that problem, I just take a magnet (but not one that's too strong!) and "drag" the "bruise" off the screen by sliding the magnet across it towards the edge of the screen.
That trick worked for me when that happened to my TV.
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hazza!!!! if the problem persists after my incessant turning off and on of the television i will indeed risk it for a biskit and commit this macguyver like deed.

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