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ZeneithR49W36 question I saw you were helpful with someone elses problem..I am hoping you dont mind giving me some advice. The Tv i mentioned above looks as if some pressed a button to make it "widescreen"...but its so wide I cant see the entire picture. I can see everything on the left of the screen but not the right. The TV image looks "stretched" as if some one took each side and pulled the picture. I tried going in to the panorama settings and it does change it to a couple different settings but it still has that strectched look. Do you think my TV is dying? Or is this something that can be fixed?

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    Thanks! Looks like I will be calling a repair man!!


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Sounds like a defective capacitor or Diode in the deflection circuit. If you are able to test voltages you may be able to repair it very easially with testing the components in the deflection circuit. If not you may have to replace the circuit board.

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