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Convergence Bad Would like advise regarding potential repair expense from a Service Technician. Am I better off just buying a new set. The cost to just look at it is $150 + repair expense. If more problems are likely in the short term maybe better to cut my losses. TV is 5 years old.

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Changing the convergence IC's could cost $300-$400 total.CRT based TV rear projectors are more or less obsolete now,with everything going to DLP and LCD.These days 5 years is the expected life on these TV's (most extended warranty contracts only cover up to 5 years)

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By your post I gather that you have changed out the Convergence Correction Integrated Circuits? (both of them not just one) In addition you did change out the bias resistors? If so would you send a photo of the problem on the screen, and a step by step layout of what you changed out on the TV. These are needed in order to help you and so as not to revisit what you have already done. If you have not done any work to the set let me know also. This information is needed to aid you in a speedy repair of your TV device.

As far as part numbers the major components are the STK329-110s or STK329-150s which can cost from $5.99 - $16.95 depending on where you buy them from. The biasing resistors which are usually purchased in lots of 10 will cost you about $10.00 - $15.00 depending on where you buy them from.

The above parts costs are based on component level repairs. Now if you just want to replace the convergence board, then it can get costly.
The price of a convergence board can go from $75.00 - $300.00 depending on where you buy it from.

All of the costs mentioned are just for the parts alone you still have to deal with (if you have someone to put these parts in) service fees and labor fees (these are two different things).

Thank you,

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