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TOSHIBA 53HX71 I can only see half the picture

I turned my tv on this am and only 1/2 of the screen will show up. The top 1/2 is black and the middle there is the red, blue, green lines forming an arc. The bottom half shows the picture. What went out in this tv and is it something repairable. thanks I turned my tv on this am and only 1/2 of the screen will show up. The top 1/2 is black and the middle there is the red, blue, green lines forming an arc. The bottom half shows the picture. What went out in this tv and is it something repairable.

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    I turned my tv on this am and only 1/2 of the screen will show up. The bottom 1/2 is black and the middle there is the red, blue, green lines forming an arc. The top half shows the picture. What went out in this tv and is it something repairable.

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It sounds like the vertical output IC went bad which could be a bad connection or a bad capacitor \. Do not attempt to fix this yourself have a technician do it unless you have experience soldering it shouldn't take very long and it shouldn't cost very much either.

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