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RGB lamps are not aligned

Daughter was watching a 3D movie, left it running and the movie went back to the Menu screen when it was finished and it was left like that for 5 or 6 hours. now RGB lamps are like i need the 3D glasses on to watch it!! No alignment, and the screen area itself has gone convex instead of rectangular. Tried the Flash Focus to no avail and no sure how to run the Convergence function. The TV has been unplugged for more than 1/2 hour now as per instructions from where i bought said TV as they are hoping it will reset itself automatically.

anyone out there with the remedy i require???

jim


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RGB lamps are not aligned - 2c07611.pngSolution

You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. They have put together a kits for most models. If you don't see a kit for your set send them a quick note and they will put one together for you. Their kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, etc.
Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem

  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
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Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the tv settings then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move them up, down, left, and right.

If you can't move them in all directions your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

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