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Dark picture and shadows

I was removing my dvd player from my cable box as it is no longer supported and was checking to see if my t.v. had the right connections in the back for the dvd player. I played around with the plugs in the back one labeled " F " and one " S " and that's when the colour on my t.v. went extremely dark. i tried fixing the problem with the menu by resetting to factory settings , didn't help . i checked all connections and plugs but nothing helped , picture is still dark and fuzzy with shadows . please help

Posted by jennifer sadai on

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  • jennifer sadai Nov 06, 2006

    thanks for the quick response ....ok the connectors at the back look like the plugs on the newer t.v's where you can add a vcr , game or dvd player . they are black and set back in the back of the t.v. . there arn't any switches anywhere , just the two plugs ... " F " being on top and " S " being the lower .i can give you serial number if that helps 256T516TX1 ....

  • jennifer sadai Nov 07, 2006

    looked closer " F " is focus and " S " is screen ...

  • jennifer sadai Nov 07, 2006

    well i didn't turn them , i thought maybe i could plug the red , yellow and white cords in them as being an older modle they would look different but i definitly did not turn them ...

  • jennifer sadai Nov 11, 2006

    ok thank you anyway ...



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Sounds like you've entered the "service mode" where you're seeing the chroma (color) signal only. What type of connectors are the F and S? RCA? F? This set is no longer made which makes it hard to research. By any chance, is there a small switch on the back that says "normal - service"?

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  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2006

    OK, I think there is some confusion here. The focus and screen controls are not plugs; they're screwdriver adjustments that a technician would turn when aligning the set. Did you turn these?

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2006

    It sounds as though there's a failure in the screen circuit. I think the next move is to take it in and let a tech take a look. I just don't see the quick fix here because something happened between the cable box and the TV when the cables were changed out.
    I wish I had the real answer but another pair of eyes needs to see the problem.



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