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Sony KP61HS10 61 in - out of focus when first turned on

I recently paid $500 to a local TV technician. He did not fix the problem. I found him in the yellow pages and he was not professional at all. When I turn on the TV it is blurry for about 5 mins with a red outline (shadow). After it warms up it works perfectly! I don't want to pay someone again. This guy was a crook and said he would have to charge me $500 again. I can buy a new TV for what he is charging and frankly I don't think he knows what he is doing. Does anyone have any advise on how I can fix it. He used the remote to align the colors on the TV, but I have no idea what codes/numbers he typed in on the remote control. Thanks!!

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  • Roxxy Oct 07, 2007

    Hi!

    I will take a picture in the morning. I think it's just red. I'll take a pic in the morning and email it to you. Thanks so much for your help! I'm in Florida, so I'll post the image when I get up.

    Have a great night!!

  • Roxxy Oct 07, 2007

    Taking a picture doesn't show it. I'll try again later to capture it.

    Here's another clue (possibly) if I hit Auto Focus when the TV first comes on it corrects itself, but only until the TV is turned off. The best picture quality occurs when I don't hit auto focus and wait about 5 mins, so it corrects on it's own.

    What were those codes again? I tried on my remote, but the alignment grid didn't come up??

  • Roxxy Oct 08, 2007

    Thanks Troy. If I can get to that grid screen I think I can fix the problem. It's a white grid that you can position. Do you know of it? I must be hitting the wrong buttoms because I can't get to it.

    This guy was so dense he forgot his glasses and didn't even screw the backboard on the TV........(sigh)

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He probably went into the Service Menu by Pressing Display,5,Vol+,Power buttons and adjusted the red convergence and that may have lasted alittle while, but the problem seem to be going blurry and then when warming up comes back ok. This indicates a Leaky Capacitor. My question would be is it only Red that is Blurry or is it all colors. It could also be a CRT problem. Could you take a picture of it when it's doing it?

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  • Lashawn Robinson Oct 08, 2007

    In order for any auto focus, magic focus to work properly you have to let the set warm up. Atleast 20min or more. Then try it!

  • Lashawn Robinson Oct 09, 2007

    Wow sounds like he was trying to get away fast!LOL. if you go into service mode press eject-rewind-play

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