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The picture started bunching up at the top of the screen and

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The picture started bunching up at the top of the screen and has now turned into a black band. My television is an old 1996 Grundig.

Hi Annie,
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I am sorry to hear that you are having this issue,
With the set being 28 years old,unfortunately it sounds like the picture tube is near the end . The tube most like has a defective semiconductor, IC or a transistor that has gone, it is not likely worth repair. I wish it was better news.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

1996 makes it actually 18 years old, not 28! But your explanation is probably the right one.

Yes, sorry about the math!Embarassed