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Color Issues with red ghosts on screen

Issue started suddenly from one use to the next. images have red ghosts, and text is nearly unreadable. I tried the auto-focus feature but it did not help.

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Re: Color Issues with red ghosts on screen

The suggestions listed would be relevant for 'Ghosting' by itself, however you mentioned you tried to use the crosshairs to line up the images4.gif, which implies convergence - red/green/blue image separation and/or distortion. NONE of the solutions mentioned were anywhere close to the fix for this problem - this us usually cut and dry; convergence circuit failure. Generally, STK ICs are used. (Common parts are STK392-010/020/040, STK392-110/120/150/180, etc.) Most times replacing BOTH of these chips will be enough, sometimes there will be a blown fusible resistor and/or burnt resistors near the chips themselves. If you don't implicitly know exactly what I'm talking about, don't attempt it - take it in to a repair shop. For in-shop repair, this would NOT exceed $250 (EVER) at our location, unless there was more damage done, which is a one in a hundred situation. Good luck!

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