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3 color lines at top of screen no picture

Was watching Tv when the picture all of a sudden became as if in 3D, kind of shadowed. We turned the TV off for several hours. Later we came back to turn it back on and had no picture just 3 color lines. Was told that it was the convergence board. Need some help determining whether to repair television as it is only 2 yrs old. Attempted to use the autoconvergence but the menu will not let us get to this option and do not know how to do manual convergence. TV was bought mainly for entertainment of our two granddaughters and they are heartbroken at the loss of their video room

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  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    I have the SAME EXACT problem right now. Were you able to fix it with that fuse? And is this something located at the back of the TV?

  • stinkychili Feb 26, 2009

    i have the same problem and the convergence menu is missing , besides unplugging the tv is there any electric shock risk i need to be aware of before attempting to replace the fuse?

  • rico4295 Mar 02, 2009

    Same problem started today and just over 2yr old crt rear projection. Three color bars at top and colors ghosting. I've located the fuse blocks. It will be a solder job to replace it.

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If you do not see convergence in menu when you go to setup then you have a open fuse FL231 Next to flyback transfomer on right side there is 3 in a roll small brown rectanigler looking caps they are fuses the one in the middle is bad replace it .

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