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I need some assistasnce

I have a toshiba 32 inch crt tv

model cz32t31

the righ5t and left screen is bowed inwards

looks like an hour glass

can i adjust this in service menu and if so how do i get in service menu

thank you very much

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  • dcxguy48080 Dec 03, 2008

    oh i thought you could adjust the pincushion on that tv from what i have seen online

  • dcxguy48080 Dec 03, 2008

    if this can not be adjusted like you said in service menu

    can you direct me in what to test or what to look for in trying to repair this or should i just toss the tv away


  • dcxguy48080 Dec 03, 2008

    do you know what areas to look for this on the board for this tv?? and also what percent chance do you think it is a bad capcitor or diode i mean is this a common problem?

    and what is a diode and what does it look like i know what a capacitor looks like

    this is a toshiba made in 2000 32 inch

    if it is a capacitor is it an inexpensive reapir for me to do i can solder......

  • dcxguy48080 Dec 03, 2008

    thank you

    one last question i have always wondered it ok to store a crt or projection tv in the garage during the winter when it goes near zero degrees

    i mean is there anything that the cold can damage or not really


  • dcxguy48080 Dec 03, 2008

    when you say leaky diode what am i looking for...actual liquid??? color??

    and if you had to guess would it more likely be a bad capacitor or leaky diode or 50/50


  • dcxguy48080 Dec 08, 2008

    hi i opened the back of the tv and looked for any swelled capacitors
    around the HV didnt find do i know a diode is bad or

    and also do you know exact locations of these diodes/capacitors for the picture bowing in on the left and right side??


  • dcxguy48080 Dec 11, 2008

    how do i test a bad diode

    the capacitors do not look swelled at all

  • dcxguy48080 Dec 31, 2008

    none of the capacitoes are swelled..........whats else can i check?

    how do i check for leaky diode????



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Sounds like a bad capacitor in the deflection circuit or a leaky diode which is causing the problem. Adjusting wont help.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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    Sonny Berry Dec 03, 2008

    the most easiest would be simply look fr capacitors that lok swelled and or leaking. Without a ESR meter theres no way to test them, but often they swell especially on the top when they are defective

  • Sonny Berry
    Sonny Berry Dec 03, 2008

    The capacitor should be near the HV generator ( Flyback) Diodes are blck with a silver band on one end looki like a resistor. Diodes and capacitors are very inexspensive if you can find which one is defective.Be careful around the HV section cause even after a set has been unplugged for a while the capacitors can still shock you if youre not careful around them



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