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Picture size decreases and increases with non uniform edges

On power up the picture is about one third the size of the actual screen size. The edges of the picture that is displayed are non uniform and almost have a rounded appearance. The picture displayed increases and decreases in size at random. After the set warms the picture gets larger and becomes more stable. However the full picture size is never achieved.

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  • learmech Sep 15, 2007

    This is a Phillips Magnavox 9P6040CI

  • learmech Sep 16, 2007

    This is a conventional three tube rear projection. Thanks for your question!

  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2007

    Same exact problem!

  • michael50 Nov 14, 2007

    We have the same problem, what do we need to do to fixthe picture?

    The model is C101

    Please email [email protected]

  • TVTOM Nov 29, 2007

    Same issue. Did anyone ever find out how to fix this? Was it the convergence issue?

  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2008


    1. My screen has shortened on the right side. I need to no how to adjust it with the remote.

    Thanks!

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Common problem. If its warped but stationary I would agree its most likely the convergence chips.

If however it shrinks/expands its most likely the opt chip. You can get a repair kit from www.magnavoxhelp.com for this common problem. Other symptoms may be no audio/video but this problem typicaly happens after you encounter the 1st problem ( shrinking/expanding video)

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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    Edward Oct 12, 2008

    If you have any of the following problems you may want to check the site www.tvrepairkits.com for a repair kit. Most of the issue below are fairly common with the older Magnavox projection sets. 

    Symptom: Screen shrinks and expands - may or may not correct itself after the TV warms up. After a few days, weeks, or months of having the shrinking/expanding problem you may loose all audio/video but the power light will remain lit!

    (Note: The below symptoms typicaly occurs after having the expanding/shrinking screen problem above)

    Symptom: No Audio or Video but power light is on

    Symptom: Audio works but no Video. Power light still work

    Symptom:  No Video. Audio is intermittent. Power light still works




  • Edward
    Edward Jan 26, 2009







    Common problem and fairly easy to fix. 

    Problem
    Screen shrinks and expands - may or may not correct itself after the TV warms up. After a few days, weeks, or months of having the shrinking/expanding problem you may loose all audio/video but the power light will remain lit!

    Solution:

    Check with the site www.TvRepairKits.com. They have built a kit to fix this problem.

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Is this a DLP or a conventional 3 tube rear projection?

Posted on Sep 15, 2007

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    Beau Delony Sep 16, 2007

    Sounds like a convergance IC problem, Either replace the convergence IC's or replace the convergance board.

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