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Bending Picture I have an older model large screen tv, around 1995. I am unaware of the model number, or year as i bought the tv used and do not know where to find this information ... but it is a rear projection tv. My problem is the picture has begun to 'bend' into the center and the color doubles ... its almost looks like the people on tv have a shadow around themm and the colors are altered .. the problem will go away for a while if you turn off the tv or if you go to the menu, then sceen, and then adjust projection tv which then gives you the option to adjust the green centering or the blue and red convergence ... however this only fixes the problem for a short period, and them it happens again, and more frequently .. any suggestions on how this can be fixed or is the tv garbage????

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Re: Bending Picture

Convergence issues can be one or more of three different this case i would think it might be what is known as covergence power board.+ convergence amp board. both items very fixable and easy to replace. It would be difficult to determine however because if its the ssb board... then much more difficult to replace.

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Sounds as if you have an older model T.V that still use Light tubes to produce the picture,both conditions are indicators that the picture tube is failing. Not many TV repair shops around anymore,since the price of Good quality TV's are realetively inexpensive. may need to buy another.the tubes themselves are very hard to find.

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Sounds to me you have a cold solder joint ( loose solder connection ) on the printer circuit board around or on the vertical chip or on one of the vertical capacitors. You may also have a bad vertical chip or a bad vertical capacitor, but I doubt it since it did come and go. I'de get a soldering iron and some solder and touch up the connections. I will remind you that you need to always excersise saftey by making sure, before removing the back, unplug the TV from the wall, and use care not to come in contact with the large red wire going to the back of the picture tube as the picture tube can be turned off and still store lots of voltage ( up to 35,000 volts). Always stay safe and when soldering, use care not to run solder across places that will make a short.
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I have an older model 25" (corner to corner of screen) Sharp TV. Large bulky kind--I can't find model number. The picture jiggles intermittantly. Has been doing this for 9 months. Otherwise, sound and...

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