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Re: Picture is slightly tilted
Its an easy adjustment but it requires you to work around the deflection yoke on the neck of the picture tube. Above the yoke is a red connector that is carrying 30,000 volts then on the yoke itself you have wires that are connected to the horizontal and vertical circuits that can carry up to a 1200 volt pulse. So this alignment is not for anyone but a technician. I personally would leave the tilt until you can have a technician touch it up for you. Take a moment to rate my answer. Thanks...
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I would suggest two possible reasons: first the mechanical adjustments are off or out for tilt----rare but can happen.
The most common reason for this is the set is not sitting completely on a flat stable surface; if one side or both are not on a perfectly flat surface the picture will tilt; you can always see this effect if you grasp one side of the set and pull up/down and or twist the cabinet a little.
The set may (a few models do) have a tilt adjustment in the customer menu.
The mechanical adjust should only be attempted after the other possible causes are ruled out.
These procedures are from the owners manual, go into menu and then picture quality and then:
The Convergence feature lets you adjust the TV’s three tubes. When the TV tubes’
images are precisely aligned, they create the color images you see on the screen.
Over time, the picture can drift out of alignment (this is normal). If your picture
seems fuzzy or has a yellow tint, using Convergence could correct this
misalignment. Only one convergence is needed for all inputs, regardless of the
Note: Make sure the TV has been on for at least 30 minutes (TV needs to
warm up for best results) before starting Auto Converge or Red/Blue
When you select the Convergence feature, a submenu appears with three options:
Auto Converge Automatically aligns the projection lenses to self-correct
color images. You’ll see flashing squares of color dance across the screen
(this is normal).
Note: After performing auto convergence, use the Blue Centering and
Red Centering menus to fine tune convergence in the center of the
screen, if necessary.
Blue Centering Aligns the blue and green images to fine-tune the picture.
Red Centering Aligns the red and green images to fine-tune the picture.
Note: The ability to change channels is disabled when adjusting the
convergence options. The TV must be tuned to a usable signal to
converge the picture.
There are two small holes on the rear side through which you can adjust focus and screen. Use a flash light and locate the two adjustable slots inside the holes. This part carries high voltage. Do not use a metal screwdriver to adjust. Put the TV facing a mirror so you can see how it works. Do not turn more than 1/8th of a turn. The focus control makes picture sharp or fuzzy. Screen control could change brightness. While watching the picture in the mirror, slightly adjust the screen control. Do not turn too much. If it doesn't work, then call a JVC authorized repair center.
Some of the problem could be a weak or damaged picture tube - especially if it encountered rough handling in the move. Other possibilities are bad capacitors in the power supply and deflection circuits which are common with this aged set. No adjustments come to mind that could permanently fix these symptoms.