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Red Color is off

While changing chanels the red on my tv went way out of registration. I tried the convergence but the red is out of whack too far to get back in. the red is crooked and doesn't line up straight up and down. all red lines are squiggly. sorry i dont have a better explanation.

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Re: Red Color is off

Here is a similar problem to yours that might share a common fix: Please note the safety warning, and rate the answer so that other users know if it helped. Good luck

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