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Horizontal and Vertical Hold is malfuctioning and there is not manual adjustment

My TV looks like this one but the model # is 27R240T. I can't find this model# on this site.  Initially the problem only occured when you attempted to change channels and occassionally would correct itself.  Now it occurs even without chaning channels often when you first turn on the TV again sometimes correcting itself but often not.  I've only had the TV about 4 years and this problem has been going on for the past 6 months.  I've never had a TV have problems while it is so young.  I have another TV I am using now that is 17 yrs old.  Just a 20 " and the only problem I've had with it is occassionaly goes on or off by itself and that only happens in the last 2 years, but it isn't bad. If I can't get this model I writing about fixed, I don't think I'll get another RCA.

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Re: Horizontal and Vertical Hold is malfuctioning and...

The fault is most likely in the sync amp section, or in the video detector section, or the area where the sync extraction is done. It is very common that some of the electrolytic capacitors in the mentioned areas become worn down with age.

An experienced TV service tech should be able to troubleshoot the sync areas, locate the faults, and replace the defective parts.

Jerry G.

Posted on May 25, 2008

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