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Horizontal line in the middle of the television

I have a Magnavox 27 inch television set with just a horizontal line in the middle when turned on. The sound and even the channel changer works. I would like to know if this is a costly repair, or is there something that I could do to fix this?

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  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2008

    where could I get someone to fix this problem ? Best buy Circuit city ??????

  • LJT12345 Feb 04, 2008

    Where could I get this problem fixed ?????

  • lachaun Jun 22, 2008

    I have a 27MT3305/17 27inch Magnavox TV. Had it for 2 years. for the last 4 weeks I have been watching a black horizontal line at the top of my TV screen grow wider and wider. I is now around 4 -5 inches wide vertically.

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There's a burned mark on the circuit board takes about 10 min ti fix cost aroun 100.00

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From your description of the problem, there seems to be a Cold solder in the Vertical Oscillator or Deflection Coil circuits.
If you know Solid State electronics, and are good with a soldering Iron, sure u can do this yourself.
U gotta trace the Vertical section components and locate the cold solder. In most cases it will be a loose connector from the Deflection coil to the main PCB.Also check for the soldering of the Vertical output IC.

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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    eagle338 Oct 19, 2007

    I checked out with my friend's tv the exact Location of the problem:
    On the CRT circuit board(picture tube), you will find R3340, which is a
    10 ohm 1/3w resistor. The location of the resistor is printed on the
    bottom of the ckt board. It is burned open, replace with a 10 ohm 1/2w
    resistor. This will solve your problem. The original resistor was sized
    too small, should have been a 1/2 watt.

    This resistor is mounted
    standing up on ends. Mount the replacement resistor the same way. You
    can probably get the resistor at your local Radio Shack. You will
    probably have to buy a package of 5, but what the hey . . . they are
    cheap.


    Be careful and don't get the circuit trace too hot and damage it

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Tnewk, Your symptom is no vertical deflection = check for
B+ voltage present at vertical output IC.If present = replace IC.
If missing, check B+ power supply............T.

Note: 10 ohm resistor replacement symptom = No video,
lit white screen with retrace lines ...........T.

Posted on Nov 08, 2007

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SOURCE: Horizontal line in the middle of the television

Hello RENE1223,

Normally this is not a costly repair. This is because it could be the vertical coupling capacitor. However if it is the yoke transformer it could get costly. There is no way for you to repair this problem if you do not have a background in electronics. So I would suggest taking the TV to a repair shop to get an estimate. If the estimate is within the range you are willing to spend let them fix it.

I hope this helps,
thank you,
Shuttle83

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

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Hello RENE1223,

Normally this is not a costly repair. This is because it could be the vertical coupling capacitor. However if it is the yoke transformer it could get costly. There is no way for you to repair this problem if you do not have a background in electronics. So I would suggest taking the TV to a repair shop to get an estimate. If the estimate is within the range you are willing to spend let them fix it.

I hope this helps,
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Shuttle83

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