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Convergence without a remote

Hey I have never done this before so I hope someone can help me.  We have a big screen magnavox bought about 3 years ago.  before we moved it began to have shadow figures on it and I didn't know what to call it but now I see it is the convergence thing.  It has the red and green and yellow shadows like there's 3d going on.  My problem is I don't know how to get to the convergence menu.  We lost the remote several years ago.  Could someone help me maybe tell me how to get to it or do I just need a service man?  Thanks so much for your help, Sincerely, Kelli

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Re: convergence without a remote

First off, you do need the original remote to adjust the convergence, Second, the service mode will not fix your problem. If the colors have all drifted, you have a problem in the convergence drive circuit. Most likely the convergence IC's are bad or going bad. The service menu is not a fix all for the problems with the convergence. The service mode will or can make minor convergence adjustments,not anything where all the colors are off. If you have no solid state repair experience, call out a service person to assist you in this repair. Good Luck

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Your symptoms sounds like a damaged convergence IC’s.

There are two and sometimes three very large IC’s that control the convergence in a big screen set. They are secured to a very large aluminum heat sink.

Most of the time you can just correct the convergence through the television menu. All that needs to be done is line up the blue and red to the green. If the colors do not move then there may be faulty components in the convergence circuit.

You may want to consult a Television Repair Technician, I would estimate the repair at around $350.00 - $400.00, depending on the repair rates in your area.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.
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Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the settings menu then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move RED and BLUE in all directions - up, down, left, and right.

If you can't move them in all directions or cant move them far enough your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

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You will need to replace the convergence chips and possibly some convergence resistors and pico fuses.
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