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Picture has a shadow (double effect)

The picure has a doubling effect kinda like you should be wearing 3-d glasses to get a clear picture. I just bought the tv from a friend and have no manual. He says it was fine before and probably messed something up from laying it down while transporting it

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  • ubu3n9 Oct 22, 2008

    I was able to research on how to enter 12C service menu nad found one posted by premtech. Probem solved!!! Thank you

  • DLPH Dec 04, 2008

    have tried to log into service screen, coulple of times but that particular screen is not appearing on the screen, is there any other way to acces

    set up?



  • mmcarpentry Jan 13, 2009

    I also have this problem. But I can't get to the sub-main menu. You
    said to enter the 12 c service menu . Can you help me? I have a shadow
    or ghost effect to my picture. I have had my T.V. fixed twice before .
    The second time the technician showed me how to fix it by myself , but
    I forgot how to . I need your expertice.


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Enter the I2C Service Menu, be sure the power is OFF.
1. On the front control panel, press and hold the INPUT button.
2. Then press the POWER button for two seconds.
3. You may keep the INPUT button depressed until you see the OSD with the Service Menu displayed.
4. If you don't see the service menu, please repeat Process making sure you wait until the Power blinking LED stops.
5. Execute the Memory Initialize operation after the adjustment values have been written on a sheet of paper. Highlight “MEMORY INTI”, arrow to the right and hold the button to the right (approx 5 sec.) until a check mark appears in the box. This activates the Memory Initialization.
6. After the Memory initialize operation has finished (10~15 sec, the channel will revert to CH 3.) the pink image symptom should be fixed.
7. Write back the adjustment values from your notes to their respective adjustment parameters in the adjustment mode. (In other words, set the Data Values back to the the Data values written down before the Memory Initialization procedure). NOTE: Make sure the SELECT Button is pressed on remote after every change to the values. Failure to do so will result in the data values not being changed.
8. Exit I2C menu. Press exit repeatedly until you go back to the normal picture.
9. Turn the set off-on and Confirm the picture remains in a good condition.

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From your description I think your problem is "Ghost" or you can say out of convergence.
If you know how to enter I2C Service Menu it could be done with in couple of minitues.
Means you have to change some values of light engine to avoid double image.

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Good Luck

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