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Hourglass Shape getting the hour glass screen I watched my tv 7 hours ago turned it on this morning and I had the hour glass I did all the converges which made it sharp, but still hour glass almost waving flag! what should I do.

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  • russell298 Feb 18, 2009

    it is not moving only staying in one place. Does this still mean I need a tech?

  • bevsavini Feb 23, 2009

    i have the same problem and now you double picture on the bottom as well. please help

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If there is a hour glass shape to the image but convergence is normal, there are 2 possibilities. You either have a pincushion correction problem or if the hour glass seems to be moving, it will be an open filter capacitor in the power supply.

Unless you are electronically inclined troubleshooting this issue will require a factory trained service technician. You can expect to spend $300-$400 to fix this.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

  • Billy Bauer Feb 19, 2009

    I just thought of something. You should take the front screen assy off and look at the mirror position. If you've moved the TV, its possible the mirror has fallen out of position.







    michtech

  • Billy Bauer Feb 19, 2009

    Yes, you'll need a tech for this.



    michtech

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