Question about Akai PT5492S 54" Rear Projection Television

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Red and green wavy lines

Any help with what this might be. Curved red lines across top of screen green lines too. The screen is distorted and I am wondering on a $900 tv is it worth repairing? What is an estimated cost for repairing this problem?
This is an Akai PT5492S 54" rear projection TV

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  • jrljx Oct 26, 2008

    red, green wavy lines across the screen. somewhat of a picture  at the bottom. Also turns off after a few seconds. Timer light is on.

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If the distortion that you see can be described as somewhat of a 3-D picture, the problem is teh convergence circuit and this can be fixed easily. Also, if you can solder, you can fix this yourself. If you wish to do this, please update this and I'll provide you with some instructions.

Dan

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  • Debra McCrum Sep 19, 2013

    Can you please send me instructions on how to do this. My email is dsfreeman02@yahoo.com. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Debbie

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