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Picture on TV

The picture on my TV is coming in wierd. It isn't centered and cuts the top 1/4 of the picture off. The result is that I watch TV with everyone's head cut off.

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  • Dahlee Nov 13, 2007

    Had HD TV power source supply repaired for $350; picture looks too big for screen; tops of heads and words are cut off at the top and bottom.

  • Anonymous Jul 19, 2008

    the picture is cut off at the bottom by 1/4 in My Toshiba portable TV.

    I have got universal remote control - Philips- but it does not work with the TV.

    this is a proble of mode but I do not know how to change it.

    There is not many buttons on TV just volume control and channel change.



    THanks for reading and helping.



    Kristof

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Your problem sounds like it could be a vertical sweep fault. Sounds like a vertical output IC or a capcitor in the sweep power supply or a waveshaper capacitor. All these faults, should only be checked and replaced by a pro tech, as there is a safety issue involved with the High voltage, and your going to need to know how to use the equipment to check these parts as in this case , you most likly wont be able to look and see whats wrong or what part is defective. Good Luck

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