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PANASONIC 32" CT-27SL14 model

My screen is showing double images and distortion and the sides on the left and right are curving inward. The tv is only 2 years old. What do you think is the problem?

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This is a problem with the pincushion and convergence circuits. Are you planning on repairing this yourself? If so, I'll look up the circuit designations and parts. If not, expect a parts cost in the $15 range plus the local labor rate.


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