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I have a 56 inch RCA rear projection tv model# R56WH78 and it looks like 3d. There are small lines on the top of the screen, a blue border on the left side and a green border on the right side. Also the picture is concaved. I have sound and I have tried to correct it through the menu and by unplugging the unit but nothing has worked. Please help.

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This is a convergence problem that can be either bad connections on the convergence ICs or defective ICs. If you can solder, you can fix this yourself. Let me know if yuo'd like to do this and I'll provide additional instructions. If you go the route of a service call, expect a aprts cost in the $40-$60 range plus the local labor rate.

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