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Convergence will not adjust

Double words,there is a rainbow of colors all over the screen,all the colors are off and the convergence adjustment does not help or in some color instances does not work at all, also the tv takes 30 minutes or more to warm up,

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You need to replace Both of your STK ICs these are your convergence ics They are Big Black chips with STK on them for Example STK392-110s ect......... you will also need heat sink silicon to put on back of new ones If stks are 110s use 180s better chips. For Parts go to www.electronix.com or Call 1-800-223-3205 if ics are 020s use 040s if not use same number as on ICs.

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