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Black screen, small portion of top of picture in view at bottom of screen

I purchased a used Sony KP-53HS10, rear projection TV from a friend. It's about six years old and worked fine for three weeks, after I moved it the hour drive to my house. Suddenly we turned it on one day and the only viewable portion of the picture was the top-fifth of the picture, seen at the very bottom of the screen, with the red, blue and green lines surrounding the top of this "picture". The rest of the screen is black. One day the entire picture appeared for a few minutes and then the above situation returned again. Since then (a week) there has been no change. "Flash focus" does not help and the viewable portion of the picture does not include the on-screen menu, so I can't see what I'm doing with that and have resisted "flying blind", so far. Sound is fine and the problem exists when using DVDs and VCR, so it's not a signal problem. It is connected through a cable box.

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Re: Black screen, small portion of top of picture in view...

Your tv has a vertical problem take it to a tech to have them look at it probably on transporting the set to your house it bump around.a look on lose solder could be the problem this could be verified by a tech.good need the repairman.

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