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Convergence problem My Sony 61" has an automatic or manual convergence feature that can be done from the front control panel. It shows 3 cross hairs one for each color projector. I have full control over the Red and Blue, but no control over the Green. I believe this is normal but the Green crosshair is at its lower limits and the other two can not be adjusted far enough down to create the single white crosshair for correct adjustment. Any ideas as to what may be wrong with the Green projector adjustment. All projectors are secure and unit has not been moved or anything like that. There is also a curvature at the top of the screen, looks like a smile.

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Re: Convergence problem

As long as you still have your On Screen Display coming up with channel information, it is likely your problem lies in the convergence IC's and possibly a couple of fuses that supply power to the IC's as well. This is assuming that no one has gotten to the inside convergence board and messed with those settings.

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How do you access the convergence calibration menu on a RCA P52926 Rear Projection TV

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8. Press OK to exit. You will be asked if you want to save the

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(5) Stretched Image at top and bottom edge very distorted. Reheat all the surface mount solder points on the Small Signal Board. Then realign the set including convergence menu. To enter service mode: power off the set for 10 sec, then hold down Vol- and Ch- buttons for 10 sec. See this link: Alignment Procedure (pdf)

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