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Replaced IC'S and all resistors and focus problem still

The picture looks great but the small text like game scores, advertising small words and other scrolls along the top or bottom are still out of focus. Watching a football game the up close shots are perfect but the "panned out" shots you can not read jersey numbers? After converging I press the pip button to read rom and then the pip ch. button to set the majic focus and it errors out in the red as "over flow"? It looks like the color is bleeding during this. If I push the majic focus button I can get the "static mode" 9 +'s but cannot seem to get the blue to focus crisp even using the focus knobs behind the front panel. Any words of wisdom? Thank you Troy

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Hello yorty,

You are the first person I have ever had to give this advice to. Let me explain, some folks "get lucky" and the replacement of the IC's and the simple alignment are usually enough, but in your case you have landed in the magical land of complete convergence adjustment.

You are going to have to perform a static and dynamic convergence alignment of your TV. in theory its very simple. here are the instructions:

First, you will have to adjust purity of the three CRTs (follow the instructions in your users guide or the schematic of your TV)

Second, you will need to set the static convergence of your TV (This will set the center of your tv and some of the side, top and bottom, lines)

Third, Once the static convergence is done you will need to set the dynamic convergence of your tv this will set the lines of the extreme top bottom and sides of your tv.


Now for the bad news,

These three actions are all intertwined, That means that once you adjust one, you will have to readjust the others to match. Now this means that on an average, you will spend the next 8 - 16 hours doing the adjustment (8-16 hours are the estimated times for a TV technician to perform this task).

Now, I would suggest getting a TV technician to do the alignment becuase the task is very very tedious, and even most TV technicians hate doing it. I wish you well.

I hope this helps,

Thank you,


Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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