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Picture has a green outline

The picture is like the green projector tube has moved and is out of line from the red and blue. i tried adjusting the convergence with no luck and also tried adjusting the prjector tubes themselves. all of the projector tubes have color and there is a picture on the screen. is the green prjector tube out of adjustment? or is there a circuit board that needs to be replaced. thanks steve

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    can not adjust color from green to add blue, every thing is green when trying to adjust you get to much red

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    When I turn on the TV there is no color. After a couple of hours the color may come on. Is this a convergence issue or picture tube replacement?



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Your convergence ic's and possible low ohmage reisistors are at fault.there the large ic's that start with stk

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