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Sony KP-53HS10 - Green & pink halos & picture "bowed" on edges

I have a Sony KP-53HS10 that I bought from a friend 3 weeks ago. Has worked beautifully since I got it. No indication anything was wrong with it. Today, when I was watch a DVD, all of a sudden, the picture developed green & pink "halos" (it's like I see 3 separate images layered on top of each other). The picture is also "bowed" on the edges of the screen (like looking through a reverse fish eye lens, if that makes sense).

I've hit the Flash/Focus button over and over and it doesn't rectify the colors. Is there anything else I can try? Or am I looking at paying more to have the TV repaired than what I paid for it? Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions!

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  • sopranokris Dec 12, 2008

    Thanks for the quick reply. I've never opened a TV before, so how do you tell which parts are the convergence ICs? Do I need any special equipment?

  • sopranokris Dec 13, 2008

    Thanks so much for the quick response. I'll see if I can get all the tools from a friend of mine and give it a try. Now I just have to find the parts for the TV!

  • sopranokris Dec 13, 2008

    Thanks so much for the great link. My dad's an electrician and he volunteered to walk through this project over the phone. I'll let you know if it works!

  • dana3 Jan 09, 2009

    Hi my problem is similar. I have red and blue working, when I cover the green lamp the picture is focused, other wise I get 3 images. Do you have any suggestions?



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You will need to replace the convergence IC's and test resistors on them for bad values , if you want to do the repair yourself
otherwise to have a tech come out and do the repair will be about $300

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  • jason Dec 12, 2008

    you would need a soldering iron , solder , solder wick ( for taking off the old solder ( it gets absorbed by wick) and cutters , the IC's will be on a big heat sink ( IC5005 and IC5006 )and the IC's will be labled STK392-020 which can be seen here

  • jason Dec 12, 2008

    sorry you will also need a tube of heat sink compound

  • jason Dec 12, 2008

    also hope this info is at least worth a fixya , and if you need me to walk you thru the repair I'll be happy to help

  • jason Dec 13, 2008

    there are electronic parts stores all over and there should be one around you also , I found other ones around me in the phone book , but if you want to order the part or look for a store near you, you can get it from here which alot of part stores get the parts from anyway , also they have a parts distributor list for what ever state and city you may be in or near



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