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Picture shifted and ghost image

We recently had a power outage, (the TV is plugged into a surge protector) now my tv set has a ghost image and the whole picture had shifted 3" to the left, leaving a 3" black bar on the right of the screen. PLEASE HELP.

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Try using an input other than the tuner. I.e a DVD player or game system on the front inputs. If the picture looks OK on the other input, your tuner is damaged and will need replaced, if it looks bad also, try unplugging the TV for 5 minutes and then go through the setup process in the menus. If this fails seek a repair shop.

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