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Three separate images about 4-5 inch apart on my TV

I turned my KP-51WS500 on and all of sudden I see three separate image. Seems the picture is out of sync with green shadow being more prominent. Could it be the problem with CRT tubes again. 2 years ago, I had to replace Red and Green CRT tubes but then the symptoms were quite different; the colors will start normally but would gradually turn green and after about 45 secs it would turn off. This time, I see three saparate images about 4-5 inch apart.
Would could be the problem this time? and how much would it cost me to repair. Can someone guide me

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  • bmurphy2626 Dec 16, 2008

    How do you remove the IC from the board?

  • dugg21042 Jan 04, 2009

    How did you finally resolve this issue?

    What does IC stand for and how costly was it to fix?

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    hi, i have the identical problem on my sony tv. i was wondering if u fix your problem and what was the fix. i am going to start looking for those 2 ic's and blown pico fuses located on the "D" and "G" boards this weekend. i would like to know if there are any large storage voltage around this boards that i need to be aware....please respond if u can help at

    thanks, david.

  • shue320 Jan 15, 2009

    it seems to be a recent common problem...i read some reviews off and someone had said that to replace all 3 tubes, it would cost $1000! that's a bit much. we have a sears tech scheduled to come out in 2 weeks but i dont know if it's worth spending that much money to fix. anyone resolve the matter?

  • davidrose9 Feb 08, 2009

    I have this same problem Sony wide screen projection TV KP-51WS500

    I turned the television on this morning and it was blue green red starts from the center goes to left from center and right from center three colors or images trails even. I hope someone can share some solutions like cost of repair I don't think I'd attempt repairing myself unless it is'nt to complex..Thanks in advance for any and all imput on this.

  • davidrose9 Feb 08, 2009

    I turned my KP-51WS500 on and all of sudden I see three separate images starts in center goes to the right and then to the left from center, like color shadowed images. If any one had this similar trouble repaired please do tell, and if this is not too complicated to repair some impute or links sure would be much appreciated. Thanks



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Symptoms shows TV has problem of faliure of convergence out ICs. (2 ICs in TV) and need to be replaced.Let me know do you want to repair it at your own? ...
... if yes, it is necessary to have experience of TV repair and basic electronics knowledge.

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