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Red color offset to the right

I have a Sony KP-51HW40 (bought back in 2002) that recently the red color is offset about 3 inches to the right so you can see the red shadow. Everything else seems to be working fine. I have the service manual and tried to adjust the PJE Red settings but could not make it work like before. The Timer/Standby indicator blinks 4 times which the manual says mean IC8003 fault. The PJE ERR code is 111 which the manual says it means the Red Sensor 1 low output. I think it is a hardware part failure but before I open the TV and try to debug and start replacing part, do you have any recommendation what to look first and how to proceed?

I saw an entry in this forum to replace IC8003, where can I get this part? Another entry says to replace the Red Convergence Board, is that the same as CR Board (A-1332-240-A)? Where can I get this board? Another entry says check the blown fuse, which particular fuse should I be looking at. The manual list several fuses. I have a voltmeter, any other thing I should be looking at?

Thank you for any input.

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The two ICs are called stks and this set uses the STK 392-110 (I am pretty sure) made by Sanyo. They are available online for $6 and up. Stay away from the cheap ones. I would try first.

Replacing them is not so difficult if you have replaced an ic before and know how to ease them out without destroying the foils. Then solder the new ones in. But be sure to apply the grease carefully; otherwise they will overheat and burn out too soon.

Good Luck,

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    A variety of issues can influence poor picture quality,
    including settings on the TV, electrical devices in close proximity to
    the TV, and connection issues with the signal source. Follow the steps
    below to troubleshoot issues related to poor picture quality.

    NOTE: If
    model-specific information is required to complete any of the steps
    below, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV.
    Manuals are available online in the Manuals/Specs/Warranty section of the Sony Support Web site.

    1. Make sure there is no glare or reflection from an external light source on the TV screen.

    2. Turn off any electrical or battery-operated devices that may be creating radio frequency (RF) interference. NOTE: Vacuum
      cleaners, fluorescent and halogen lights, and some battery-operated
      devices (including toys) have been known to create RF interference.

    3. If your TV has a Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) function, turn this feature on.

    4. If your TV has a Digital Reality Creation (DRC) feature, try turning it off or on.

    5. If your TV has a Sharpness or Picture Mode setting, try adjusting these options. NOTE: If the television menu is fuzzy or blurry, then service may be required.

    6. If you have a projection TV, try adjusting the convergence of the picture tubes.

    7. Try plugging the power cord into a different electrical outlet and/or surge protector. NOTE: These
      symptoms can occur if the wall outlet is improperly wired or not
      producing the proper voltage. If using a surge protector or extension
      cord, it also could be faulty.

    8. If the issue is still not resolved, select the appropriate device below to troubleshoot the signal source and connections.



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