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I have a 3-yr old RCA HD61W66 projection TV that has a convergence problem. While watching the TV, there was a "flash" and the picture convergence went out resulting in a picture that was curved and had 3 images: one red, one blue, and one green. I tried turning it off and unplugging it. When you first turn it on, there are 3 wavy lines (red, blue, & green) near the top of the screen. Then when the picture comes on, it has the 3 different colored images described above. Is this something I can fix myself or do I need to take it to a repair shop--and if so, what would be the average repair cost?

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The cost about $300 parts and labors.U can do the repair ur self about $100,but require ordering the parts in the net.Must take the tv aparts.Have to desolder the parts,put in the parts correctly and resolder it.This website for the Net ordering parts.Tv Repair World.com.

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The typical issue surrounding this is that the solder that was used in factory was low quality and non-lead based. After some time the solder would heat up, cool off, heat up, cool off etc... and eventually the solder would start to crack. When the solder cracks, the flyback transister starts sending wierd amps thru the the fuses and tends to blow the convergenge fuse. (Middle fuse right beside the flyback) A temp solution is to just replace the fuse but a much better solution is to get a lead base solder, resolder the flyback on and resolder the fuses. (You should also check your fuses before and after with a continuiety metre)

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Actually, it is less than $10 in parts.
$3 if you got lucky. You will need the FL231 fuse, and possibly some capacitors if they're bulging. Replace the fuse and resolder the flyback.
You can buy the fuse here:
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