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Black circles on both sides ov tv

Looks like 2 1/4 black circles on both sides of screen like an hour glass

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  • samsand May 23, 2008

    advent ht3251a looks like 2 1/4 black circles on both sides of screen like an hour glass. IS THIS A PROBLEM I CAN FIX

  • abhirocks Jun 23, 2008

    Same/similar problem on my Hi Def, slim CRT Samsung television. How much expense am I looking at? The TV is two years old.


  • koulgurl Dec 14, 2008

    Same problem on my 27" :( Screen looks like an hour glass...very sad. :(



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This fault is referred to as an East-West pin-cushion fault. Depending on the make and model, it can mean that some capacitor(s) have failed (dried-out) or a single medium power transistor or both in the pin-cushion correction circuit have failed.

In any event it isn't a very big problem to fix. A competent technician nearby ought to sort it out quickly. Also, if you area tech then please post additional information on the make and model and you'll get more technical data. Good luck.

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

  • Cyndi423 Nov 29, 2011

    I have this issue with my 52 in Samsung, I forwarded this link to him for review. Hopefully it is covered under the extended warranty. Here is my link and pictures on the Samsung C/NET thread:



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