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Can only see half the picture

We've had our tv for about 2 years now and all the sudden it is showing only the bottom half of the picture... the top half is black and there is a thick line going across the middle like it has shrunk the whole top half down into that line.  We've tried switching channels and unplugging the TV and back in - get the same results every time.  The picture at the bottom of the screen is clear and the sound is fine.

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  • valowee Nov 10, 2007

    We too, after having the tv for 2 years, are only getting half of the picture (bottom half) and the top is shrunk down to the middle line. Very annoying to watch (obviously). Picture at bottom is clear and sound is fine. Do I try to fix myself and if so how exactly? Where is the vertical output device? Where do I buy an OEM equiv. or better like one solution says?



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Your problem is in vertical output section.

the ckt which is connected to vertical output section is called feedback ckt.

please check.

1 loose contact in feed back ckt.

2 mostly this problem is due to electrolytic capacitor failure.

3 vertical output  IC or transistor failure.

4 check for proper supply to vertical output.

5  low value resistor failure in v/output ckt  (.in rare case)


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Locate Vertical Output device--replace w/OEM equiv.or better.

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