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Horizontal Hold My screen rolls like the old days when there was a horizontal hold button. Do modern day televisions have those? What could be causing this?

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Re: Horizontal Hold

Hi, there are no user controls in modern tv`s anymore, the geniuses have put all of that inside the IC`s and it`s done "automatically" by the IC, your horizontal sync circuit is not locking correctly which means of course that that particular IC will have to be replaced, your going to need a tv tech for that repair, BMW Rider

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The horizontal hold

If model number correct (the one posted here) set does not have a horizontal (rolls left to right) or a vertical (rolls top to bottom) control.

Verify model and brand so I may offer some suggestions

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Horizontal hold picture is rolling

Possible fault in the SYNC section and it can be due a lot of reasons.
1. the loss of feedback from the flyback transformer( EHT) cannot produce the correct sync.
2. Failure of the deflection circuit- failure of the IC.
3. Failure of related components in this section, crystals, capacitors.
4. need to use an oscilloscope to trace the horizontal/vertical pulses to locate the fault-- must have a clear idea of the circuit.
Good day

Aug 23, 2011 | Sony Projection Televisions

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We have a rolling picture as if something is loose. It straightens out after a couple of bangs,

If the set does not have a "horizontal hold" feature, and few do these days, DO NOT bang on the set. Projection TVs may have high voltages inside. If one thing has come loose, banging can only loosen other things.
It may be as simple as a loose connector but ONLY a qualified TV/Computer peripheral technician can do it safely.

Oct 06, 2009 | Projection Televisions

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Mitsubishi TV had horizontal lines across the screen and rolls up

ONE: Yes, the speaker mounted close/near to the set can be a cause of mischief; please move it further away and see if that helps clear up the problem. But, you must keep it away for several days before you will know for sure because it takes some time to degauss all the internal parts that may have become corrupted by the magnets in the speaker.

TWO: Yes, any set can be repaired the question is cost and wisdom. Old sets are sometimes not worthy of the repair simply because of the likelyhood that another failure will follow soon after. A big screen always invokes a repair charge of $200 and up. After a few of these you will wish you had put all the money into a new set!

THREE: The lines are most likely a problem in the vertical blanking circuits of the set. These are horizontal retrace lines that are supposed to be blanked out during vertical retrace of the raster. Think of it as a paintbrush that scans across the screen painting thin lines and when you get to the bottom of the screen it goes quickly back to the top, but during that time the horizontal, which is many times faster, has made several sweeps; so it must be blanked out during the retrace. The repair involves finding the guilty parts and replacing them. Usually this repair runs over the $200 somewhat.

FOUR: Prior to calling in a service tech try a hard reset to see if that will recover any of the circuit degradations. Merely unplug the power cord and leave unplugged for 4 hours or more. It may help. Or, it may not help; but worth a try since is won't cost you anything.

If the set is over 5 or 6 years of age it probably is not a condidate for any expensive repair. On the other hand, it is a Toshiba - and they make a fine set.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have further thoughts.

May 09, 2009 | Mitsubishi WS-55511 55" Rear Projection...

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Mitsubishi WS-48311horizontal scroll

Its not a problem you can easily fix. Many Mits TVs of the mid-90's had a PIP board in them that had dried up surface mount capacitors on them. The board would have to be either re-built or replaced at a considerable cost.


Feb 12, 2009 | RCA P56923BL 56" Rear Projection...

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Horizontal hold?

possible bad solder connections at the horizontal drive transformer connections, could also be a bad capacitor in the horizontal circuit look for Capacitors that are bulged or show signs of leakage.

Aug 20, 2008 | Mitsubishi VS-60707 60" Rear Projection...

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Horizontal Lines and smeared color

No its not a cheap repair Renee, please don't invest your hard earned money into an old 32". If you can buy a newer LCD or Plasma set. LCD's are cheaper and have the smaller sizes that you may want.

Apr 08, 2008 | Projection Televisions

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RCA P52939 projection TV

Yes you are correct, no days these TV sets have an automatic vertical hoild, and no I am sorry to say, there is no adjustment for you to make. there is a problem in the PIcture in picture circuit if there is one or the sync sepaqrator circuit has a problem. most likely a bad capacitor or a bad diode. This is a solid state set and there are no user replaceable parts inside them unless you know how the circuits work and can trouble shoot printed circuit boards. You are best to call in a pro to assist you in this repair. Good Luck

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