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Screen Out of Focus with Wavy Lines - Perfect Focus Will Not Corr

The picture is out of wack. It appears that there are two colors that are projecting wavy lines and the Perfect Focus will not correct the problem. This happened all of a sudden. One day the picture was fine and the next day when we turned the TV on, the two of the colors appear wavy and the overall picture is out of focus. What could possibly cause this probelm? Where would I buy replacement parts to fix it? Is there a shop manual available that defines the process to correct the focus of the picture? Would the cost to buy replacement parts cost more than buying a new 42 inch TV?

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This is a common problem. Its called a convergence failure.

Problem #1) Convergence

Symptoms:

  • Screen Looks 3D
  • Colors wont align
  • Video may look distorted
Problem #2 CRT Fluid has clouded over. Symtoms
  • Dull looking video
  • White looking video
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking video

You can see some examples and find a fix here...

Screen Out of Focus with Wavy Lines - Perfect Focu - bb0cf99.pnghttp://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

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