Question about Toshiba MW27FP1 27 in. TV/VCR/DVD Combo

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Lines across the top

There are thin white lines across the top of the screen, 4 or 5". Doesn't matter if it's tv or movie. Occasionally seems to disappear, but then returns. Suggestions?

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  • WellerFam Sep 08, 2008

    Already tried unplugging--no change. Another suggestion, please?

  • WellerFam Sep 10, 2008

    Manual has nothing about adjusting verticals--how would I do this?

  • WellerFam Sep 12, 2008

    Required a repairman, but the diagnosis was correct.

  • WellerFam Sep 12, 2008

    The filters or capacitors needed to be replaced--in this case only 2 of them, but the same problem could have been caused by more. The parts cost $5 apiece, and the process took less than half an hour, but required a repairman.

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Hi,

Diagonal (left to right) lines on the top of the screen is an indicator that a capacitor in the vertical section is about to fail. it has lost its capacitance. This of course would require a fair familiarity of electronic components/circuitry and safety procedures, use of a DVM and a soldering iron. It would be to your added advantage access to a service manual or at the very least a schematic diagram with voltage readings. Should you be uncomfortable performing a DIY (do-it-yourself), perhaps your best bet would then be to seek the services of a qualified professional.

Additionally, pls bear in mind that the Toshiba MW27FP1 is a combination VCR/DVD/TV and chances are there would be a myriad of printed circuit boards, wirings and mechanical assemblies internally.

If you are still considering a DIY and have the service manual/schematic diagram accessible, pls post back.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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You need to replace few capacitors in vertical deflection area of tv.

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Turn off the TV and unplug the power for 50 minutes. Turn it on again.

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Possibly interference?

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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I would say interferiance or also can be a capacitator inside or a malfuntion you should take it to a tv repair guy it is not so costly just for a check up or a service

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If it is not the verticals, Its the tube inside that's malfunctioning.

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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