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Half screen activated only

Set up of new TV has caused problem whereby only half of the screen is showing picture display with audio activ ,ok. Remainder of screen is made up of one white vertical stripe and one black stripe. First setup with just aerial connected produced full screen. sdSet top box set up ,full screen with svideo connections. satellite pay tv set up composite connections ok. Then setup with new component cables to tv and since then I have this half screen problem. Reverted back to just aerial connection but no difference. Can't figure out the problem.

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Re: half screen activated only

When only a half screen is produced, it is usually a upper or lower buffer board, if the top half is blank then it is the upper buffer, and of course if it's the bottom half then it's the bottom buffer board

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