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Convergance The red is arced on my television at the top and the bottom. I tried going into the menu and performing a convergance but that did not work. I was wondering what the problem might be and can I fix it myself.

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I took my TV in to be fixed. Both of the IC amps were replaced and it is working great!

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Your convergence amp ICs are bad. You will need to replace both of them. Its an easy fix if you can solder. Check the resistors right next to the ICs also often 1 or 2 of them burn open when the ICs go out. Let me now if I can assist you further.

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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.

2c07611.pngSolution #1

You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site They have put together a kits for most models. If you don't see a kit for your set send them a quick note and they will put one together for you. Their kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, etc.

Problem #2 CRT Fluid is Cloudy

Projection TV tubes have a liquid coolant that is used to keep them from overheating. After many years the coolant in the blue and green tubes will become cloudy and cause the screen to look dull, red/orange, etc. You may even see halos around images.

Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.

TV set after fluid change


2c07611.pngSolution #2

What you will need to do is replace the coolant and clean the crt. You can get a repair kit from that includes replacement coolant, photos. instructions, etc.

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damortch check out I think I found them on there gonna call them tomorrow to see if I can get mine there.

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