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Majic focus code gave me a five

Double picture with red can not manual fix, when we did a majic focus it stops at three bars and then puts a five in the bottom right corner

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Re: majic focus code gave me a five

Barb, thats a code for convergence error, the convergence circuit has failed, the IC`s will have to be replaced and may have 1 or 2 resistors burnt, this is not a job for a "layperson", board has to be removed, IC`s and possibly resistors un-soldered , removed and new ones re-soldered in, requires accurate voltmeter, soldering equipment and the ability to solder very small joints, I`d advise you to call a tv tech for this one, hope this helped, BMW Rider

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