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Top 1/4 and bottom 1/8 of the Screenhas Disappeared and is wavy, but it sound great.

I have an RCA F27440 and recently the top half of the screen has disapeared. This started a few days ago when the top half of the screen would disappear and snap back to normal. Now I have only 1/2 of a screen with about 3/8 on the top missing and 1/8th on the bottom but that middle 1/2 looks great. I have read other fixes, and I read that this is sometimes a capactor going out of specification. There are no button on the system except tow hole in the back lablel F / W. Is this something a newbie, but could turn into a wannabe fix. Mind you I have a health fear of voltage but I'm willing try. Mind you I saw my dear dad try to mess with a CTR without discharging itback in the fifties and get singed pretty fgoo. So before I try anything other than opening my wallet some advice please. I have downloaded the owners manual for this particular system but there are no guides to trouble shoot this type of products.

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Re: Top 1/4 and bottom 1/8 of the Screenhas Disappeared...

The problem is with the vertical deflection circuit of your receiver. yes you're right sometimes the cause is a capacitor in that circuit. sometimes its an ic which responsible for vertical output and there are many more. so, i suggest that you bring it to a technician if you are not inclined with this job.

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