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Picture has shifted to the left

Just recently, the picture on my tv has shifted to the left, cutting off about 1/3rd of the picture and leaving a black bar on the right side of the screen. DVD's play with no shift, this only occurs in TV mode. Even if I unplug the cable from the tv, the "snow" where the picture usually is, is shifted to the left. Does anyone know if this is a setting that has changed or is it a technical issue with the tv. With it being a 42" plasma, they want to charge $300 just to come to look at it and tell me what it could be.

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  • nader19 Sep 10, 2007

    Thanks, I actually had already found that forum after I posted this, had ordered the part, and just this past weekend, completed the instructions and it worked like a charm. What is a shame is that when I called Panasonic, they knew nothing about how to fix it and i had to figure it out myself on the internet. I have the jig which cost me $60 bucks. I'm willing to rent it out to others who need it for $10.

  • nader19 Oct 24, 2007

    you can call panasonic and they will send it to you or email me and i'll sell it to you for cheaper since I dont need it anymore

    wikiprofit@gmail.com

    also check out my website

    http://wikiprofit.googlepages.com/index....

  • jguard11-mem Apr 12, 2009

    Picture is shifted to left in when game console is plugged in.  No problems with TV picture or DVDs.



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This is a known problem. Panasonic sells a jig to correct it. I had the same problem and bought the jig for about $25. It plugs into a special port in the back of the tv behind a little door. You can read all about it here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=534816

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