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Tv repair turns off after few seconds power light flashes 3 times

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My Tv was doing the same thing, and I had to unplug the set in order to get rid of the blinking light. And what i did was to turn the power on and as soon as i saw the picture i turned it off, I did this 5 times and on the 6th time I let it power and tv stayed on, however something did happend to my set, i found that my convergence was wacky. Tried to center convergence but i could not center the blue. Turns out, i think the problem is with my Convergence ICs that went bad. I can still watch tv but the Image has blue color shadows and the picture slightly bows inwards from top and bottom. To sum this up, i will need to replace 2 ICs, IC C5AA00000203, and this should fix my problem. I will do this repair myself, each part is about $41..

Let me know what happened to your problem.

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