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Re: Picture compressed into upper half of screen
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.
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Hi.. Sorry to hear that the Picture is freezing..
Here are some of the steps that you can try:
*Try to connect a different video source with the TV like DVD Player, Blu-ray player and check.
*If the issue persists, disconnect the power cord and reconnect to a different wall outlet without the Power surge protector.
* If the issue persists, you need to contact the nearest service center to fix this.
Yes, you were correct many LCD TVs have problems compared to this TV.
Could be something as simple as a bad contact on one of the deflection yokes or other coils on the cathode ray tube - check the contacts on the circuit board where these coils are connected, resolder the pins or wires if the contact is bad, also check connector pins for any dirt or oxydation and clean if necessary.
If the loss of picture is either on top half or bottom half of screen. there are y buffer boards that go from top to bottom on left side of screen when looking at back that control those sections. when there is loss of half of picture then buffer associated with that area would be at fault and would need to be replaced. when i see a degrading symptom such as loss of picture on top half or bottom half leading to no picture issue normally you would check heat syncs on y sustain board and if not heating up after a few minutes of being turned on would recommend replacing y main and both y upper and lower y buffer boards as they complete a circuit
There is not much for me to go on with your description but here goes,
I suppose you have a convential TV set with a glass picture tube and not one of the new types with the large screen slim style displays!!!
If it a glass type picture tube then the following assumptions are made.
I hope yopu have not shifted house recently and moved the TV around???
If you have its possible the Yoke (its a device on the neck of the Picture tube that controls magnetically the scanning dot) may have moved and only is letting you see half a picture...
This is a long shot but it could be the cause..
Now the picture is supplied to you by a fast moving dot of light (Black & White set) that scans from the top of the picture and moves very fast down to the bottom of the screen, then flys back to the top of the screen and starts all over again during this process the dot lights up the picture tube to provide you with
the picture you see... (On a colour set there are three dots)
Its quite a complex process and its all controlled by electronics inside the TV receiver.
If you are getting only half a picture then something is causing the dot to only turn on for the lower half of the picture during its write time to the glass screen,
You dont say if the half thats off is white or black, so there are many things that the service technician needs to know before even starting to look for this fault. During the dot doing its write cycle down the sceen, when it reachs the bottom and flys back to the top of the screen it receives a synchronous pulse from the TV station, and this TV signal is critical in making sure you see the same picture as is being sent from the TV station.
Sometimes this sync pulse from the TV station is very weak and so your picture may float up and down the screen trying to lock to the incoming signal.. this just may be your fault.. but you dont say if the half of the picture that you see is floating or not..
Your situation may be that your TV has partially locked to the station signal and your aerial may be problematic,
but then you dont say if its on just the one channel or all of your station channels. So there needs to be more analysis of your situation prior to a positive answer being provided....
It sounds like you have a "pin cushion" problem. There is a "pincushion circuit in your set that causes it to make a "square" picture. Some component in this circuit has failed.
I am assuming that your set is the "picture tube" type--- not LCD or Plasma.
You need to have a tech check it for you.
It sounds as you desribe, the vertical output IC and or the b+ feed capacitor off the Hi voltage transformer feeding the vert. IC its required voltage. Not a really hard job to replace, but not for a handi person to do. This should be left to the professional, as there are no user serviceable parts inside this set and with the HI voltage and the safety issues its best to call somesone to assist you with this repair. Good Luck