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The picture on my tv is warped

The picture on my tv suddenly went from clear to fuzzy like it isn't lining up. Any menu I pull up has shadows to it the picture looks stretched like taffy, but is really clear in the middle and fuzzy on the out sides.

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    Our 1998 RCA 46" looks like the 4 colors have seperated and are curved.

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Hello jbvail86,

This problem you are having is a convergence problem. The convergence amplifiers are malfunctioning. Both Amplifiers need to be replaced. You will need a schematic, and a multimeter to check the voltages on the pins of the convergence amp ICs. Once you find that the ICs are bad you will need to de-solder them and the biasing resistors and replace the ICs and resistors. The schematic will help you find the proper resistor values.

I hope this helps

Thank you,

Shuttle83

http://www.electron-age-technologies-llc.com

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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Common Problem #1) Convergence has gone out

Projection TV sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the video to look normal. When its out of alignment the video will look 3D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the TV menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

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Common Problem #2) CRT Fluid is Cloudy

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bb0cf99.pngYou can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

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