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We have a sharp TV that now is showing the picture on half

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We have a sharp TV that now is showing the picture on half the screen. The other half is blank or has stripes. I'm sure there is a setting, but I can't find it. Please help!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Shahid replied 1 year ago.
Hello, my name is***** be happy to assist you.
Please allow me to ask you a few questions to diagnose the problem.
- Can you please get me the model number written on back of TV?
- What video devices/ sources (such as cable box DVD player etc) are connected to TV and does the problem occur on all video input sources?
- Is TV menu screen also affected?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
LC-42D64U Sharp
Comcast XFinity box
Apple TV
Problem there with all inputs and with the menu screen
Expert:  Shahid replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for the info.
Have you tried to unplug TV power cord from wall outlet for 10 minutes to reset, replug back in and check?
This way we will eliminate any wrong setting cause.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Did that. Plugged back in. TV power works but no programming from cable. This is way worse.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
TV is mounted and plugs are behind. This is not helping. I want to cancel this call
Expert:  Shahid replied 1 year ago.
Press Menu button on TV remote, does menu screen come up normal or on half screen?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Half screen
Expert:  Shahid replied 1 year ago.
OK, please reply back if you wish to continue troubleshooting and it is not any setting issue in TV or contact customer service at***@******.*** if wish to cancel the question.