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Edges of Picture & Text Sloping

My Akai Tv is about 2 years old. Recently the edges of the picture curve similar to this ) ( any text on screen appears slanted and any part of an image ( walls, doors etc) appear curved. Turning the unit off & on several times fixes it temporarily. Any Idea"s

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The picture on our Samsung dynaflat is no longer filling out the whole screen. The sides on the left and right bow inwards. The picture is blurred and distorted. At first this was temporary, but now it stays this way. When we "smacked" the top of the set, it was OK for a minute, but then went right back to the bowed image. This t.v. is only about three years old.

Posted on Dec 31, 2006

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I agree with techman.Looks like a dry solder or overheating in the Pion cushion correction ckts. Beast let a pro technician take a look. Nothing much u can do. Pravin

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Re: Edges of Picture & Text Sloping

This mis probably a cold solder connection in the horizontal circuitry called the pincussion. Theres a couple of coils and resistors that overheat from time to time and the solder connections get loose. Not really for a handiman has this tv has hi vboltage inside even when turned off. Shouldnt cost an arm ans a leg to fix if the repair shop knows what they Are doing. Good Luck

Posted on Jun 26, 2006

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