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James app-2008

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Hello

 

i recently purchased a vectrex off ebay. 
 

recently when i turn the vectex on the title screen looks off. 
 

i can take a pic 

 

does anyone know what could cause this? 
 

i was playing vector pilot. In the menu i was fooling around with calibration. But i dont think thats the problem as it happens when the game isnt in

 

any help or info would be appreciated

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"looks off" is a very very vague description. Please do post pictures so we can see what's "off" about the system...

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This is a picture

 

it seems worse looking at it live to be honest

 

but i dont know if its all in my head. Im thinking ill just leave it. 
 

i have an electronics guy that can work on crt displays but dont know if ill bother

 

maybe if anyone has had an issue with this they could chime in? 
 

 

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I think that's pretty close to normal,certainly not messed up enough to worry about much.

My systems picture is a little off like that too.

It could probably be adjusted by someone who knows how to work on the system.

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Hello

 

thanks for the reply. 
 

ive watched youtube videos where it looks similiar. 
 

i guess i’ll just have to live with it. 
 

i also have a white dot in the center of my screen. I think i read this has to do with the brightness control? 
 

is this normal too. 

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Did you turn the brightness up and down?  IIRC, The dot should go away and is generally just there from being too bright.

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On 2/18/2021 at 9:10 PM, James app-2008 said:

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Maybe it's the angle the photo is taken from but the top half of the rectangle looks like it is bending towards the right of the screen as the corner looks closer to the edge than on  the left. 

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The picture looks fine to me. Is there something in particular you don't like?

These are old analog machines, the displays have a little personality.

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10 hours ago, 8bitAndy said:

The picture looks fine to me. Is there something in particular you don't like?

These are old analog machines, the displays have a little personality.

Well, the top right  corner of the rectangle looks a lot  closer to the edge of screen than the top left. The bottom corners seem ok. 

But like I said, it may be the angle the photo is taken from making it look that way. 

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Title screen looks fine to me. It's centered pretty well.. I would advise leaving it alone if I were you. Don't go poking around in there if you don't have to. ;)

 

Yes, a persistent white dot in the center and vectors emanating from it means it's a hair too bright. Simply turn the knob back a touch.

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