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Picture on Panasonic tv intermittently becomes striated and bottom half of picture shows on top half of screen

I recently bought a Panasonic tv (28 or 32 inches, non-flat screen) from a thrift store, and it seems in very good condition. Sometimes a movie will play all the way through fine, but frequently the picture becomes striated and flickers, and the bottom part of the picture will show on the top third of the screen. The effect resembles when the tracking on a VCR is off (except the picture doesn't scroll up or down). Any help or ideas given would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! Leah

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Hello! What you're describing sounds like a vertical deflection problem if it also occurs when you're watching a TV program. This type of trouble is a component failing in the vertical circuit of your set. A loose solder connection could cause this. On the other hand, if it just happens when you run the VCR, your problem could be somewhere in the tape drive mechanism or possibly a bad tape. Things like slipping clutches,bad belts sticking guide rollers are a few things that will cause this in a VCR. You need to have a tech check it for you. Hope this gives you some help. Stargazer

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