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Mike Mullins Posted on Mar 18, 2007
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Black screen w/small portion of top of picture showing at bottom of screen

I purchased a used Sony KP-53HS10, rear projection TV from a friend. It's about six years old and worked fine for three weeks, after I moved it the hour drive to my house. Suddenly we turned it on one day and the only viewable portion of the picture was the top-fifth of the picture, seen at the very bottom of the screen, with the red, blue and green lines surrounding the top of this "picture". The rest of the screen is black. One day the entire picture appeared for a few minutes and then the above situation returned again. Since then (a week) there has been no change. "Flash focus" does not help and the viewable portion of the picture does not include the on-screen menu, so I can't see what I'm doing with that and have resisted "flying blind", so far. Sound is fine and the problem exists when using DVDs and VCR, so it's not a signal problem. It is connected through a cable box.

  • Mike Mullins Mar 24, 2007

    Arpi,

    Thanks for your simple and confident advice! I take it from the wording of your response that you're pretty sure about the source of this problem and will attempt to find a pro to assist me with it. Can you give me any idea of the cost of the "fix"?

  • Mike Mullins Mar 24, 2007

    Thanks, once again, Arpi. If you would permit me one more question...is the fix a new component or does it require simply re-soldering the current component?

    Thanks and have a great weekend, yourself!

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Hello, the problem with your projection TV is in the so called bad soldering in the vertical deflection stage. Please contact a pro in order fot fix the error. If you need more assistance please advice. Arpi

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2007

    Hello,

    the price is something I am not sure about (I am from Europe-Serbia). Maybe the best for you if you find a technician with very good references who is very well equipped.
    Or, the other, maybe more expensive solution contact your nearest Authorized Sony Service.

    Have a nice weekend.
    Arpi

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2007

    There is a chance that re-soldering will solve the problem

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