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Ghosting My picture has a ghosting effect, I tried using the menu function that has crosshairs to line up the image, but that does not seem to move when I try from the remote or on the tv itself. Anything else I can do to fix the image?

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This solves the problem permanently.
First, be sure the television is un-plugged, but know that you can still be seriously injured by an un-plugged tv. Especially if it were to fall out a third story window and land on your head and crush your skull. So be careful even after it is un-plugged.
Next, it is best if you get someone to assist you with this next step, that way you don't have to keep getting up and moving around to the front of the tv to see the screen.... Plug the television back into a 110-120v power source and with your assistant standing facing the front of the tv screen, remove the back panel, and using a 28 to 32 oz Hart knurled framing hammer, very carefully reach inside with the hammer in hand and smash the large mirror that reflects the image.
Then, using a can of flat black spray paint,(dont use gloss paint because it will likely cause an awful glare), spray paint the absolutely single most profane cuss word you are familiar with in reverse on the inside back of the tv screen in giant letters while at the same time scream the "F" word 5 times.
Next, ask your assistant how cool that looked and sounded and get him to help you toss that piece of crap out the front door and into the back of your truck where you can drive to the nearest tv repair shop and dump the remains of that electronic trash right at the front door of that shiesty business. Those people are all thieves. Don't trust a one of them!
Next, either be patient and wait until someone you know offers to give you his old bigscreen or stop being such a freakin' cheapskate and breakdown and buy a new one.
Hope this helps.

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I had this ghosting issue on my Toshiba 57H81 back in 2004. It was only on certain types of video. Problem was corrected by replacing the 58 pin IC Q520, Toshiba TA1316AN and realigning set. Now three years later a NEW problem. Turned on with flashing red light. Looks like I will be going the STK391-110 route this time.

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I had a problem with so called Ghosting on a 52" back projection TV which continued when this was replaced with a Toshiba 61". I think in fact this is a common problen caused by "other" cannels bursting through via the normal terrestial aerial input. After several years!! I disconnected all connections other than the Sky digital link - instant sucess no ghosts. I then replaced one by one all other connections (home cinema, DVD etc.) - as soon as the old TV aerial was connected back came the ghost. Hope this helps.

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Well, it does sound like you have bad convergence output IC's, otherwise called STK's. If you are pretty good at soldering you can do this yourself. Take the back off, look for two heatsinks located on the A board. It should be the board on the left of the TV once you have opened up the TV. This particualr TV was built with STK 392-110's. Which are pretty low end. Try looking for STK 392-150 to upgrade. This should resolve your issue, these guys will withstand a ton more heat. Once you are in there sniff around for any busted resistors. Just in case. Well, I wish you good luck! ...Lates...

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Ok, it sounds like you have bad STK's or convergence output IC's. You said you tried going inside the menu to try moving the convergence right? And it doesn't move. Well, it does sound like bad STK's. If you are good at soldering you can do this yourself. Located in the Power Board you will see a big Heat Sink, the biggest inside the TV. Behind it, you will find the STK's. All you need to do is unsolder them and put new ones in. When you do this your convergence may still be bad since you have already tried to aligned it yourself so you will have to re-align them again, however this time it will move. The part number you need is 267P150010 and they are IC8C01 and IC8C02, they are called STK392-570. Well, good luck! ...Lates...

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There's no such thing as ghosting with digital TV. HOWEVER, you may be seeing a couple of things: I've seen DirecTV locals which looked like they source was freakin' rabbit ears hooked up to a TV. REAL ghosts, but since it's from the source, you can't do anything about it. But since we're talking digital, you may just have your sharpness control cranked WAY up. That's the effect that it gives. You should use a setup disk such as Avia to set your sharpness, contrast and brightness levels. And you might also have to adjust convergenance. good lucky luck

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The suggestions listed would be relevant for 'Ghosting' by itself, however you mentioned you tried to use the crosshairs to line up the images, which implies convergence - red/green/blue image separation and/or distortion. NONE of the solutions mentioned were anywhere close to the fix for this problem - this us usually cut and dry; convergence circuit failure. Generally, STK ICs are used. (Common parts are STK392-010/020/040, STK392-110/120/150/180, etc.) Most times replacing BOTH of these chips will be enough, sometimes there will be a blown fusible resistor and/or burnt resistors near the chips themselves. If you don't implicitly know exactly what I'm talking about, don't attempt it - take it in to a repair shop. For in-shop repair, this would NOT exceed $250 (EVER) at our location, unless there was more damage done, which is a one in a hundred situation. Good luck!

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