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Magnavox Color TV Model #27MT3305/17

The tv is about 2 years old. It developed a black stripe across the top of the screen where the picture is gone. Below that 3 inch strip, there is another 1 inch strip that has slight distortion and sometimes upside down picture. In time, the black will creed down to that distorted section and kill that part of the screen as well. Can I fix this problem myself? Help!!! It's Superbowl Sunday!!!! Thanks alot.

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  • Dews90 Feb 18, 2008

    I have the same TV with the same problem. My TV is also 2-3 years old.

  • bobbygladd Jun 06, 2008

    top four inches is black

  • KY52 Jun 25, 2008

    picture pulled in top and bottom,then tv shuts off. 10 uf and vert .out x'istors have been replaced.

  • red6023 Aug 29, 2008

    yes i have the same problem,tried to adjust using the remote with no luck
    black strip at the top ,with a 2'' clear strip just below the dark black.

  • alb5509 Sep 01, 2008

    I have the same problem with a 2" black strip across the top that cuts off heads with my Magnavox #27MT3305/17. It's only 3 years old, and I would hate to dump it and but a new one. Does anyone have any solutions on how to fix or how much it would cost?

  • cinderel_e Sep 10, 2008

    Hello: I have this issue too. My brother replaced cap 2465...any other ideas? Thanks, Heather

  • mrebebeb Nov 16, 2008

    has black strip across the top of screen were the picture is gone

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    My son picked up a free TV (Magnavox 27MT3305/17) someone was getting rid of and left on the side of the road. He picked it up and found out it had the same problem with the black strip at the top of the screen. I did a google search and found this site. I replaced the capacitor #2465, 10 microfarad electrolytic capacitor rated at 160 volts. The problem was corrected. Thanks for the fix. For about $2 we now have a nice TV.

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    I have the exactly same problem with my Magmavox TV. I am trying to replace the capacitor, but I dont know what screwdriver to use? It has some different screw at the back cover

  • johnconner24 Feb 25, 2009

    I have 27MT3305/17 TV and the same problem, But I cant find capacitor 2465. I can find 2463 but it seems there is no 2465 on the circuit board. Can anyone help?



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The problem I was having was that the vertical deflection was collapsing on itself from the top. I'm a tech and I am visiting web sites who experience similar problems with the Magnavox 20 MT4405 in hopes of saving them time and money."Starsong" has the right answer. Replace electrolytic capacitor #2465. It is a
10 microfarad electrolytic capacitor rated at 160 volts. Although the existing capacitor appeared good,in circuit and out, the charge-discharge time was flat as compared with a new capacitor. Plus, when the capacitor is in circuit with full voltage applied, the capacitor leaks too much. The cost of the capacitor should be under $2. It should take under a half an hour to replace. Be certain to let your set rest, unplugged, for at least a half hour before attempting to replace this capacitor. There are high voltage present around the crt even after the set is turned off. The high voltages can cause serious bodily harm. I would suggest a tech discharge the anode on the crt with a high voltage probe passing through a volt meter and running to ground. You will need a soldering iron, solder ******, solder, and I like to use a little flux for good adhesion of component to board.

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Change cap 2465 by the vertical output transistors. It should be 10uF@160V . Mine was so black I could hardly read it.

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I love my Internet intelligence. They know exactly what's going on!
Thanks Starsong and SquareNickel!!!

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Can't find the auto program for my old magnavox rr1948c421 it was working last week now can only get 8 ch. and can not find menu

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Your going to need help. That upside down picture sounds like a component failure internally or possibly a set-up switch on the back panel is out of place or dirty.

Check during half-time, for a dirty switch.

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