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Right side of screen has moved

The right side of screen is wavy and seems to have moved to the left

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If still under warranty or if you have no electronic repair experience you should take the set back to the shop or to a repair person. Some of the solutions described below can be dangerous, TV's are very hazardous to service. Also the following solutions worked for a very different set, take this into consideration. 2 things might have an effect on this: there are metal ring on the back of the CRT, rotating these can get the desired effect. These rings are usually glued together and they move the image diagonally. By adjusting the two diagonals one can achieve the desired position. The rings will need to move seperately in order to adjust them so the dab of paint that glues them together will need to be cracked (this usually can be accomplished by just rotating the rings but sometimes they will have to be gently pried apart). Let me repeat this is a very dangerous adjustment as it is immpossible to do with the machine off and the tabs on the rings are within mm of 9k volts. The preferred method is to rotate the rings with a non conductive probe (laymen call these unsharpenned pencils or plastic pen barrrels). There's also an adjustment on the yoke of the CRT, just in front of the small video board that plugs into the back of the CRT. If you look closely there should be a small lever/arm that you can move. As you move this, the alignment of your CRT video should also move right/left. Since this area is right in the middle of some high voltage and has to be done with the system/CRT on . Take care

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William Rayburn, CET
Premium Technologies
PO Box 442
Long Beach, WA. 98631

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