Question about Televison & Video
Your symptom sounds like at least one intermittent convergence IC.
On Mitsubishi's and some other brands you can sometimes rework the solder connections on each of these IC’s. Because the convergence does fix itself from time to time, you most likely have a bad solder connection. If you have a good low wattage soldering iron ~ 45W (available at radio shack) you can perform the repair yourself, and this will most likely take care of the entire issue.
The IC’s are large and black, you cannot miss them. They will usually have an STKXXX-XXX number on them.
This repair from a good technician will normally run from $250.00 - $300.00, and sometimes more depending on your area.
If you want to replace the IC’s, there are several schools of thought on the replacement of parts and I firmly believe that you get what you pay for, so don’t buy the cheapest IC’s that you can find. One company I worked for tried this and it only caused more work for the technicians, as we had to replace them with the more expensive ones in the end. I would think that you should be able to find these for around $60.00 each. If you can find the exact Hitachi part, or Sanyo, even though the numbers on the front are the same, and they look exactly like the $10.00 ones, they are better and more reliable.
I usually order my parts from Andrews Electronics in California, they will have the OEM components that you will need.
Their site is http://www.andrewselectronics.com/welcome.aspx
And their phone number is a 24-Hour Order Desk: (800) 274-4666
I recommend the phone order so you can talk to the person about the different types of IC’s that are available.
You can also try http://www.tvrepairkits.com/ , I have not tried them yet, but they do carry OEM or better parts.
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