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Panasonic pt-61sx60a zooms in

My tv manufactured in 1999 just began fluttering at times and what appears to be zooming up close. the picture is darker than normal. The zoom only occurs on a bright picture. If it is a dark picture in does not do it

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  • carwash king Jan 15, 2008

    you said they will need replacing. how many are there, are they hard to replace, can i go to panasonic and buy them if so do you know exactly what they are called or what the part # might be.

  • carwash king Jan 15, 2008

    thanks any help would be appreciated. im a diy kind of guy

  • carwash king Jan 16, 2008

    i do have one but it sounds a bit beyond my expertise. i guess i better just take it in. thanks for all your help, great website.

  • carwash king Jan 19, 2008

    i think ill let the pros handle it. thanks for the help



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Hi this as a problem with your convergence ic they will need replacing this is a common fault with these types of tv nearly every problem on this site is the same as yours eventually your telly will stop working all together but if this happens you will then need to replace some resistors as well as these tend to go with the convergence ics so this will also need to be checked if you are unable to do this repair yourself then the cheapest way is to take the telly to repair shop yourself as calling someone out will charge call out and will also charge for transporting witch can ad 75 pound onto the price of repair.
It is very common problem so the repair shop should have no problem sourcing parts for you best thing to do is shop around and get the best price you can tell them what the problem is and this will stop them charging for finding the fault just say someone looked at it for you and told you what needed repairing as sometimes they will try confusing you with unecasarry repairs let me know if you can do the repair yourself but only if you have correct equipment to test all parts needed hope this is some help to you

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  • paul proctor Jan 15, 2008

    hi their should be two from what i can remember of your model number both of these can be brought from panasonic but will probably be the expensive option.
    If you go into your local repair shop and take your make and model number with you the should be able to get the parts for you and they should be considerably cheaper but they will be just as good as genuine parts to get the part number try using search engine and look for schematics for then give your make and model number often they are on the net i will look for you and if i come across one i will let you know ok

  • paul proctor Jan 16, 2008

    ill try and find schematics for you but could be difficult for your set as they dont get posted on net often but i will look do you have use of multimeter and also a good soldering iron you will also need to test resistance at certain points using the schematics if i find them for you i will post back ok

  • paul proctor Jan 16, 2008

    sorry i couldnt offer you any more help but their is a lot you will need to do and you might not have the right equipment its not worth trying if you are not 100% sure you can do it as you could make the situation worse and also the voltage involved can kill as the voltage is still in the tell upto 24hrs after it is unplugged



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