Picture Shortens, Converges, eventually the set shuts off - $50 for Correct Solution
I'll send $50 to anyone who provides me a no cost/low cost fix to this problem (i.e. I implement the fix myself)
Problem just started occuring on my 7 year old set. Unit is a Zenith Inteq, Model # IQB36B42W, S/N 921-66420206.
The picture goes from normal to sometimes having thin black horizontal lines breaking up the picture such that about 75% of the total picture is viewable (it still looks OK, but not normal), other times the height shrinks and I have a black border on the top and bottom of the picture, but MOST of the time the picture shrinks in height and the BOTTOM of the picture converges (does not go across the entire length of the screen) while the top of the picture stays the proper length across the entire screen. The set eventually shuts off after anywhere from 1 minute to an hour or so.
Additionally, if I use my fist and lightly hit the back of the TV, the set resets itself to a normal picture for awhile, then the sequence starts all over again.
Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Re: Picture Shortens, Converges, eventually the set shuts...
Open the TV amd turn it on in a position you can see the picture, possibly through a mirror. Now gently tap all of the metal heat sinks on the circuit board until you find the one that is sensitive it will have a small chip mounted vertically on it, with probably like 7-10 pins. The number on the chip will most likely be an "LA****" number. Now turn the circuit board (UNPLUG FIRST) over and resolder the pins. This is your problem 99% of the time. Be very careful there is High Voltage inside this TV.
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The laser is likely failing and it is not able to read the disk information anymore. The best thing to do here is just replace it. The price of decks is so low fixing it would cost more than buying a new one. Bluray players are down to $50, DVD players as low as $20.
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to solve this problem all you need to do is contact your service provider and tell them what phone and that you need the latest mms settings sent to your phone, also ask for internet settings if you are unsure if your settings are correct, your service provider will send the settings via text message these messages will then ask you to press update once you select update it will then store these new settings on your phone. Your service provider wont charger for this service and the text are free also so its not going to cost you anything, you can also sometimes send the settings to your phone yourself from your service providers web site, how ever not all service providers off this feature so you would need to check.
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Their is no other way of updating your phone without having the settings sent to your phone so try their web site or give them a call if their is no option on their site to send the settings yourself.
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