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Lost picture all color lines are at top of screen

Was watching movie, all of a sudden movie appeared to be in 3D. We discontinued watching movie and turned off set. Later, we tried turning set back on and found we had no picture at all just three color lines at top of screen.
Tried to run auto convergence, but menu won't let me get to this option, even after having set unplugged for several days. Believe convergence board may have gone bad.

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Thats what happened your convergence went out, those parts can be found online for as little as 12.50 a piece. If you are good with solder its an easy fix. I found a guy on craigslist in denver who fixed it for 150
good luck

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