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Convergence Problems Set is approx. 5 years old. Red convergence was slightly off mostly in upper left corner a few months ago. Was unable to correct with remote and then it suddenly was back to normal on its own. Now, a couple of months later, turned on set one day to find red convergence seriously off throughout entire screen, particularly top and bottom. Replaced ICS 804 and 805 with new version. Convergence still off. Only could access blue crosses in manual convergence. Switched ICS with each other. Convergence still off (red bowed toward center on top and bottom. Now unable to access manual convergence with remote at all. Press it in menu and nothing happens. Checked resistors 843, 851 and 859 and they register good. The button on the board which presents convergence grid on screen no longer functions. Can no longer access service mode either by pushing in sleep button, and V status together.

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  • Ben Rogers Jul 02, 2007

    Replaced ICS with STK392-150's. Did use heat sink compound in back of ICS when replaced though. Would that have damaged the new ICS? Should I replace with new ICS (and heat sink)?

  • Ben Rogers Jul 02, 2007

    Sorry...meant to say did NOT use heat sink compound when ICS were replaced.

  • Ben Rogers Jul 03, 2007

    Thanks for your input, Mike. Do you know the number of the resistor I should look at?

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If you did not use heat sink compound then you probably have not hurt the new IC's yet but you should remove them and add the heat sink compound NOW. If the convergence IC's are bad then you will have access to the convergence menu but the adjustments will have no effect. The fact that you switched the IC's and got the same results shows that the IC's are good. If your red convergence is still way out when the new IC's are installed then the old IC probably burned out the low value resistor associated with the Red Vertical (RV) channel.

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    Mike Longo Jul 04, 2007

    Sorry, I do not know the number or value of the resistor in that model, but if you look closely at them, one may appear discolored, the result of being overheated. Each of the 6 channels should have its own identical resistor, so you should be able to compare resistance readings with an ohm meter.

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May want to check the circuit protectors on the power supply board

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