The picture on my Slyvania 27"cable outlet DVD TV went thin on me, with blacks belts on top and bottom.
A thin white line, side to side. The bright line is all I get from the tube. Audio is allright.
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The several thin white lines at the top of the screen is the warning that the vertical output IC is not getting the boost voltage it needs to run correctly. The IC cannot operate for long like that and shorts out inside, which is when the vertical collapses altogether and you get the thin white line through the center of the screen. The good news for your son is that he had nothing to do with that, and it has nothing to do with the cable F connector. The set needs to be serviced by an experienced tech who will restore the boost supply and replace the vertical output IC, and when I do that I charge $75 but techs in your area will vary, so be sure to ask around.
Sounds like a capacitor and/or the Vertical amp Ic has gone out in the set. Maybe a bad solder joint.
Depending on where you live, the cost of repair could be between $100.00 to $150.00.
Kill it or what?
What would Braveheart do.
A repair like this is in the vertical drive/output section of the TV set. It could be a simple capacitor causeing this problem or a combination of the capacitor and the output IC. A repair like this should not exceed 120 to 150 US. Is it worth that to you? How much can you replace it for? Good Luck
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