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GE 46GW947 Convergence/ Reset-advise

I recently purchased a GE 46gw947 from a friend. I had the convergence chip replaced a couple weeks ago.. however the TV Tech that did the repair did not align the convergence.. and it was driving me up a wall.. I am a highly certified Computer Network Engineer of 10 years, so I though ok.. how hard can it be right.... well I was mistaken.. I bought the service manual and got into the convergence grid.. well been at it for 2 days now and its really messed up... I tried unplugging it for 6 hours hoping it would erase the eeprom but no luck. Anyone know how to reset this?? Or are there certian spots that you align first to make it fall into place so to speak? I know enough now once I get it reset I',m not touching it again!! LOL!! Any suggestions will help at this point..


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    Chad Wieland Nov 26, 2007

    Ya... I shouldnt have let hime leave.. How do I center it? right now when I move the courser in the grid it starts trailing with all these blue or red lins depending on what I have the button on the remote selected. to. and they are ALL over the place... is there anyway to clear those lines and start from scratch?

    Thanks for your help!

    CNA,CNE,MCSE,CCNA,Netwok +

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There are two EEPROM IC's in your set.... the best way to reset to factory spec is with test gear called Chipper Checker which
few shops have or know how to use.........a factory authorized
RCA servicecenter might be able to help you.......T.

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Don't pay any tech until job is complete....suggest to center all 3 colors to grid and tech for a recall .....

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If the model number is correct here look on the back of the set not for model number but chassis number---suspect that is PTK195.

If that one and convergence is skewed fairly bad--easy repairs--just need a meter to check a few parts to know. Set has a common problem where one of two diodes shorts and convergence only partly works.

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You need the convergence board reworked. You may try This set may be to old for this website. I would suggest looking at Union Electronics for a replacement board. Call 1 800 648 6657. For safety sakes find a TV technician or or an electrician to install this for you! Thanks for asking!

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the regulator will sometimes blow the fuse when it shorts. Hopefully the regulator will solve the problem if not you will need to trouble shoot the convergence board itself

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Convergance chip

Thats the regulator chip for the convergence circuits thats the one youre most likely needing, as your chassis doesnt have convergence ICs. You can get that IC at the following link and they will provide free installation instructions and free on line tech support just in case you need assistance. Here is the link.

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Where is the convergance chip

thats a ctc that doesn't have a convergence chip that model dont it uses a series of amplifier transistors and buffer transistors and you may have to buy a replacement board

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the manual is almost impossible to find. But that chassis usually only has 1 IC that powers the convergence. Usually a STK730-020 or simallar. post the number off the IC you see up front and I will cross reference it for you and post a link where you can get a replacement

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Convergence option is missing

you have a problem in the deflection board causing the convergence menu to drop out, and the audio out put is causing your problems with audio. You can get parts at this link. Just let them know your model number and they will get back to you quickly.

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