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Horizontal lines across the top 2 - 3" of the screen

Help! When I was a kid, tv's had a knob for adjusting the horizontal and vertical stuff... now I can't find anything in the menu and we've moved so many times I have no idea where the book might be. The tv we have is a zenith 27" that looks very much like the picture that this model refers to. Several weeks ago, the top of the screen had kinda white lines across the top 2 - 3" when it was turned on and then they would all but disappear. Since this tv is about 7 or 8 yrs old I wasn't real concerned, however, hoping to minimize this I just started leaving the tv on and only turning off the cable. As time has gone on the lines have crept down the screen and now the tops of people's heads are showing up on their foreheads! When credits roll you can almost tell that they are rolling down to the lowest line. My hubby looked at the back of the tv but didn't see any knobs or dials there to adjust vertically. We're assuming it's vertical. Is there anything I can do? I know the tv is pretty old, but we haven't ever had any problems with it and I finally fully understand how to use the menu etc. It would be a shame to have to start over... oh, yeah ... we can't afford another tv - hope we can afford a repair if we can't do it ourselves. Can you give a good guess as to a fair cost estimate? Thanks so much for ANY help you can provide! This is driving us (ME) nuts! Shari

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  • Shari Thomas Apr 24, 2007

    thanks for the insight ... we called a local repairman who thinks he might be able to fix it for as little as $65 --- would that be reasonable - since we unfortantely can't do it ourselves?

    thanks for any other help!



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Sounds like you have some capacitors that are needing to be changed in the vertical circuit. The cost I cannot quote but, it probably won;t be worth the cost as replacement TV's are much cheaper now. Zeniths and other brands for the longest time have used not controls inside the TV, they are technician adjustments through a service menu only.

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    Don Apr 24, 2007

    Yeah, thats cheap! but smaller shops can do things like that. Good luck.



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