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Picture compressed into upper half of screen

The picture is compressed into the upper half of the screen when the set is first turned on. After a minute or so, it expands to fill the screen. I cannot find any horizontal/vertical adjustment.

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  • lpress Apr 22, 2008

    > This is not an adjustment.

    Don't most sets have adjustments to compensate for such changes with age?

    > Very often it can be a number of electrolytic
    capacitors.


    Is there any way to narrow it down?

    > An experienced TV tech can service this for you.

    Do you know of any Web sites that help folks find recommended repair people?

    > After the fix, the TV should work as normal.


    Do you it is worth fixing or would you expect this to be the tip of the iceberg? I like the set, but if other parts will be failing, it might be time to replace it.

    Thanks for your help!

    Larry

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This is not an adjustment. There are some components that have become thermo sensitive with age and use. The fault is in the vertical deflection circuit area. Very often it can be a number of electrolytic capacitors.

An experienced TV tech can service this for you. After the fix, the TV should work as normal.

Jerry G.

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

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