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Projection lights don't line up

The projection lights don't line up. You get a 3Dlike picture, with a green, blue, and red outline. The screen begins to bend up from the bottom and the screen splits into 3 colors, giving you the 3Dlike picture with the aforementioned green, red, and blue outline. If you hit the side or top of the tv the screen will line back up giving you a perfect picture, but only for a minute or two. Is there a loose connection, or has something burned out? I'm at a complete loss.

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Projection TV sets have several common problems listed below.

Problem #1) Convergence

Symptoms:

  • Screen Looks 3-D
  • Colors wont align
  • Screen may look distorted
  • No Audio/Video - makes a chirping sound.
Example Photo:
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Problem #2 CRT Fluid has clouded over.

Symptoms


  • Dull Video, Washed out
  • White/Bright looking video
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking
Example Photo:
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You can see more examples and find a fix here...
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