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Error with red color

Our Sony KP61XBR200's red color isn't working right anymore. It looks sort of like the 3d comics where you have to wear the special 3d glasses. When doing the auto focus for the tv, it comes up saying: Error E10R Trying to find out how to repair this ourself since it would cost around $200 to have someone drive out, another $200 or so to have them look at it, then whatever the replacement parts would cost.

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  • Cory Krumlauf Dec 27, 2006

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    The red convergence is not functioning, and no adjustment can be made via service mode. I replaced both convergence IC's (part number STK392-020), and still have the exact same issue. The E10R error code description is "sensor output level low", and indicates sensor number "0", which is the top center sensor. I've swapped the sensor out with another, and still get same error code, so I'm not sure how valid this error is. Looking for ideas.

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I've never had to fix this problem before, but give this a try, it might work. remove the front bottom panel of the tv, their should be 2 to 4 screws then the panel should come off. it might need a little prying & sometimes they use velcro to hold it in place along with the screws. now remove the small plastic or wodden panel, another 2 to 4 screws. now in the upper right side you will find the screen/focus block ( 6 controls). i think the top 3 are screen & the bottom 3 are focus. you will need to adjust the screen control., use a flashlight to read it. now the center is the green tube, i do not remember if the red is to the right of left. the screen control is like the master brightness, which sould help with the low sensor output. if you turn up the red too high you will get small red lines on dark picture/or in a dark room. good luck.

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