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Red shadow on pictures and words

I have started seeing a red shadow on pictures and words in the lower left coner of the screen, is there any parts causing this? pls let me know i am a electronics tech.

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Re: Red shadow on pictures and words

Sound like a convergence problem that you are describeing. There might be an adjustment that can be made. If it wont adjust then can be one of three boards. first try autoconverging in user menu.

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