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Distorted picture i have a sony kp-53hs30 TV that I bought 5 years ago. all of a sudden, from yesterday we had problems with the picture. it is distorted and streched out. I see thick red or green color lines and the letters look like ghost picture or 3d view. Anyone knows how to fixt it? i opened the back panel and found 3 projector lenses. Not sure whether fixing them in a specific angle would fix this issue. Does anyone know how and at what angle to fix those lenses. If not what could be the problem that would cause the ghose picture. How much it would cost if I call a tech to fix this issue. any help is appreciated. thanks mp

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Re: distorted picture

Dont touch those lenses that is not your problem the problem is your convergance ic are bad replace them and the fuses and this will fix your problem

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