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Rca television F27202FT

The bottom third of the screen is black and the rest of the picture is scrunched up. My husband tried adjusting the horizontal hold but this didn't help.

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Re: rca television F27202FT

The bottom third of the screen is black and the rest of the picture is scrunched up. it is a part failure so not possible to adjust it. as it has developed watching tv so it is a part failure in vertical section. in vertical section there is a feed back is due to electrolytic capacitor (most probably)or any other component but in feed back ckt. it is a common failure it is not major problem.can be rectified at your place with in no time by a skilled tech.

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My picture is all scrunched up in the middle of the screen,black on the top and bottom,otherwise the width of the screen is fine! Is this a picture tube going bad or just an adjustment?

There's trouble in the set's vertical output circuit. Often this is because of bad solder connection, but there could be parts that need to be replaced as well. It isn't the picture tube going bad, though, so the set could be fixed. (Actually, even a bad picture tube can be replaced, but when the tube goes it's cheaper to buy a new TV!) Often just resoldering the connections in the affected area brings the picture back to full height. It's not unusual for capacitors in that area to wear out with age, but they're inexpensive parts.

The trouble with TV repairs is the labor cost. If you don't know anyone who has the skills to check over a circuit board and do electronic soldering, and to check and replace parts, you'll need to have a professional do it. The total cost of repairing a small TV might make it worth spending a little more on a new flat-screen LCD. They've really come down in price.

Most shops charge a fee (applied to the repair if you go ahead) to check the set and give a repair estimate. If you don't mind the gamble, get the set checked. Otherwise, start looking for a good sale on something new.

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i dont know this exact model, but i can advice you based on a slightly diffrent model. i hope the solution will be valid for your model as well: TV is digital controlled and have to be adjusted via service menu except the external focus and screen on back of (flyback) high voltage transformer. This is one you can try: Need plastic allen or plastic small flat blade screwdriver to fit these. Focus is top, bottom is the screen that set the overall brightness. Before adjusting, go in menu: press menu once, select picture quality, I think number 4, press 2 for "preset..", press 2 again to select normal. Back out by pressing zero repeatedly. It may ask you to save new settings, select yes. If screen is adjusted too bright, picture look lousy (washed out) the blacks will light up (becomes grey, or visible lines) this means you have actual fault that prevents you to get decent pix, that when it is time to take it in for repair.

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