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If Magic focus will not correct it (it is the limited auto convergence for this set) both the convergence chips which should be stk392-110 or 150 will have to be replaced, convergence is done with the original remote with set in the Decam ( tech convergence mode).
The parts are not that expensive and TVrpairparts.com sells kits with instructions for these sets by model number.
Solution: You have a convergence problem. Here are some of the most common symptoms.
Screen looks 3D One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu. Screen is bowed in but stationary.
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.
You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors.
Check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. They have put together a kit for your exact model. The kit includes a photo instruction guide, original Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, etc. Everything you need to fix it yourself.
Problem solved, needed to get the universal remote i was using set up with the proper code. Once I did that I was able to use the remote to set up the single & multi-zone Red & Blue Alignment. I also pulled the back plate off and manually adjusted the RGB focus knobs. It seems to be working just fine now.
Thanks to all the other posts.
the differnt guns are out of alignment. Your tv has 3 lcd screens, a red, green and blue one what overlay to form the image. Sometimes they move slightly for what ever reason and that causes the rainbow and out of focus picture. Its something that a trained pro should do but is a cheap fix and won't set you back too much
Replace the convergence amps and test and replace any or all of the 2.2ohm resistors in the yoke return path out in front of the amps. This unit takes two STK392-110 Sanyo originals, DO NOT GET CHINESE KNOCK-OFFS... Buy them from Acme sales out of Florida and you can be assured they're originals.
William Rayburn, CET Premium Technologies PO Box 442 Long Beach, WA. 98631 360-642-4993
I have the exact same problem.......you just explained it a hell of a lot better than me. In the magic focus was red broken up, blurred and flashing as well as only 3 bars???
If you solved your problem could you please get back to me.
Convergence amp ic bad http://home.earthlink.net/~oleg.filippov/ConvergenceFix.htm http://cmpalmer.blogspot.com/2006/11/fixing-my-own-tv-part-ii.html http://www.hdtvoice.com/voice/showthread.php?t=28929 Or send to ptscorp.com http://www.hdtvoice.com/voice/index.php?s= good luck
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