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2002 model hello i have a problem with getting into the convergance settings. i can actuate the middle settings but can not actuate the upper and lower settings. i adjusted the red and green settings in the middle but cant seem to get to the others? i do have original remote and have tried the #'s 2 4 6 8 while in convergance screen and that doesnt seem to work either.can anyone help with this issue or have some advice. the tv is sweet and would like to get it set before super bowl. thanks again mark s. connecticut

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Use the round joystick control on your tv's remote to move left and right to the boxes, then use the channel and volume boxes to adjust.

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Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony, Samsung, JVC, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Akai, Pioneer, Hitachi, Zenith, and others. You can get a convergenece repair kit from the link below.

Common Symptoms include....
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  • Screen is bowed or warped.
  • TV shuts off after powering on - TV may also make a chirping noise.
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Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the settings menu then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move RED and BLUE in all directions - up, down, left, and right.

If you can't move them in all directions or cant move them far enough your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

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You will need to replace the convergence chips and possibly some convergence resistors and pico fuses.
This is a a fairly easy DIY job if you know what you are doing. If you have never done this before we would advise calling a shop or if you want to do it yourself get a complete kit with instructions and support from

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Did you lock the adjustment into the TV's memory? This step is the most often missed. Please follow the directions on the Users manual or on the service manual on how to set your memory to hold the configuration.

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Considering the age of your set, the risk of investing in to an oder set, it may be a better option to consider a new one at this point.

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