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Picture problems My 27' zenith suddenly started narrowing down to the point where there is only a small strip of picture in the middle of the TV. Sometimes if you shut it off it will come back to full screen but only for a very short time. I ahve had this TV for 10-12 years and I am wondering if it is worth fixing.

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If the line goes across the screen you have a loose solder joint on the vertical output IC. I've seen this happen many times in Zeniths and a lot of other sets. If the IC is not loose then there is a loose solder joint somewhere else in the vertical circuit. These IC's are 10 - 13 pin chips that operate the vertical deflection on your set. I feel like a drop of solder in the right place will fix it! Stargazer

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