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Convergence and wavey picture problem

I have 2 problems! First problem is the convergence does not seem to save, When I turn the tv on the convergence is far off, I can see the corners of the screen have a bowing effect. When I go to line the convergence up manually I can get the picture to a "fair" picture, but as soon I turn the t.v off then back on it goes back to the way it was. The second problem just happened recently, the picure now has a slight wavey ghost to it, the tv is still watchable but doesn't look that clear. The tv is about 2 1/2 years old. I would really like to be able to fix this myself.

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  • godmommy May 08, 2008

    I was given this TV for my youth group. There is a fishbowl effect, and the picture looks 3D, Please help, this is such a blessing, and I am just a single mom with no experience... so details would be great! God Bless!

    Tharina

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Apex gb5108 convergance not saving after storing.
Easy fix fix for repair just take the convergance module out
and remove the sheilds and replace the eprom thats it
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Actually you have 3 problems. The two that you listed and the third which is: Apex does not support their units. Ask anyone who has tried to get any service. Your problem sounds like a bad digital convergence box. I fix this problem several times a week but on name brand sets. Cost is usually less than $100 for the part. Some problems with Apex equipment can be fixed if the part is a common off the shelf part. That is not the case with your problem. Apex equipment is cheap for a reason. All posts that I have read say that they do not last long and you can't get parts. That has also been my experience as a technician. We don't even accept Apex units for repair anymore. Next time spend the extra money to buy a name brand unit and it will more than likely be repairable.

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Here are some photos of convergence problems.

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Here is a quick test....

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You will need to replace the convergence chips and possibly some convergence resistors and pico fuses.
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Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the tv settings then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.



You should be able to move them up, down, left, and right.

If you can't move them in all directions your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

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Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.

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What you will need to do is replace the coolant and clean the crt. You can get a repair kit from www.TvRepairKits.com that includes replacement coolant, photos. instructions, etc.

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