Question about GE 31GT740 31" TV

1 Answer

Tv picture shaped like hour glass

For some reason my tv picture is shaped like an hour glass i cant for the life of me figure out why it worked perfectly fine a few hours ago and i turned it on now and i get this there arn't any options in the menu to change image demensions what is possibly wrong?

Posted by on

1 Answer

Re: Tv picture shaped like hour glass

Big cap in the regulation ckt is bad. Depending on model could be various values, a shop could use their ESR meter to find and replace it.

Posted on Jul 03, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

The picture on my Sony is shaped like an hour glass

There is an apparatus on the back of your picture tube called a yoke.This distributes your picture on your pic tube uniformly.If this or the circuits enabling it malfunction,then you will get distortion-namely an hour glass shape.Tv has to be trouble shooted.

Feb 27, 2011 | Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-27HS420 27" TV

1 Answer

Small picture

Can u make a screenshot and post here please????

Oct 22, 2007 | RCA F35673MB 35" TV

1 Answer

Our Insignia NS-30HTV picture is sort of hour-glass shaped on the edges. About 2-3 inches on each side of the picture is missing. How do you fix?

In my experience, this indicative of TV tube failure. However, just to be sure, try resetting the TV to factory defaults by entering the onscreen menus, select Picture, then reset. Also, power-cycle your TV (turn it off and unplug for several minutes). More details can be found in the owner's manual. If these steps don't resolve the display issue, you may call 1-888-237-8289 in the U.S. or 1-866-237-8289 in Canada to schedule in-home service.

Jan 10, 2010 | Insignia NS-30HTV 30" TV

1 Answer

My tv picture is hour glass shaped in the middle and has black areas on both sides how can i fix it

there is a diode called the pin cusion - it needs to be replaced - take it to a place that repairs these tv's

Dec 08, 2009 | RCA F35317 35" TV

2 Answers

My 27 inch orion tv picture looks like hour glass

you have to make sure that if you are using external/additional speakers that you keep them away from console. I had a similar problem when I install a surround sound system in by bar and one of the speakers was very close to the TV. A good friend of mine walked in and said "if you want to get rid of that picture problem and save the life of the TV you had better move that speaker." It has to do with the magnets in the speakers.

Jan 24, 2009 | Orion STV2763 27" TV

3 Answers

Mitsubishi WS-55807 hour glass shaped picture

If you are not familiar with electronic repairs take it to an authorized repair shop.
To get a service manual and try by yourself see link

Mar 04, 2008 | Mitsubishi WS-55807 TV

1 Answer

Tv screen has slight hourglass shape

A common fault are some of the electrolytic capacitors failing in the pin cushoning amp section, and probably in part of the scan amplifiers.

To service this will require the proper training and set-up to troubleshoot the set.

Take the set to a service center for an estimate. The cost can be at least an hour or two for the labour, and then the cost of the parts on top.

Jerry G.

Nov 06, 2007 | Sony KV-32S26 32" TV

1 Answer

Hour Glass Picture

can you put it other way i did not understand what you want to say & que is not complete.

Sep 25, 2007 | GE 31GT660 TV

2 Answers

Shrinking picture

picture is starting to curve in from the sides like the shape of an hour glass. Is the tube shot? NO. is it something less costly? YES YOUR PROBLEM is in pincushion correction skilled tech to fix it. it will not take much time. good luck.

Sep 22, 2007 | Standard (CRT) Televisions

Not finding what you are looking for?
GE 31GT740 31" TV Logo

Related Topics:

148 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Standard (CRT) Televisions Experts

matt martin
matt martin

Level 3 Expert

1187 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

66499 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a GE Standard (CRT) Television Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides