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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Bill Bailley, May 8, 2005.

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  1. Bill Bailley

    Bill Bailley Guest

    I have an elderly Panasonic TC-29V26A, Chassis M16M which has served me
    well for many years. This model was called "The One Up" I believe. I wish to
    make a small adjustment to reduce the vertical overscan.
    Can someone please tell me if there is a service menu I could access, and
    how to get to it if it exists.

    Thanks in anticipation,

    Bill.
     
  2. Bill Bailley

    Bill Bailley Guest

    My TV doesn't have many of the control buttons in the access codes you
    listed. It is really getting to be an old clunker now.

    Thank for your kind effort to help.

    Bill.
     
  3. Bill Bailley

    Bill Bailley Guest

    Yer blood is worth bottlin!

    I had a sneaking feeling that this chassis was just on the cusp when service
    menu's were being talked about but yet to be implemented. I don't mind
    getting in the back there but I would have kicked myself if I had found no
    vertical size adjustment. The set has always overscanned and I thought it
    was about time to make those circles round instead of slightly oval. ( I
    remember the old hot chassis drill, so I will be reasonably safe)

    Many thanks for the info.

    Bill.
     
  4. Bill Bailley

    Bill Bailley Guest

    There was a Vertical Centre and a Vertical Amplitude easily adjusted on the
    rear centre of the chassis. The old BBC testcard "F" showed me the way
    things needed to go, and then a final tweak to round using a conveniently
    sized breakfast plate as a guide. Easy as - - - -.

    Nostalgia running out of my ears!

    Thanks.

    Bill.

    P.S.
    A couple of tiny holes in exactly the right place on the rear cabinet means
    that if it ever needs adjustment in the future, a suitably filed knitting
    needle will do the job nicely.
     
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