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The images on my TW40X81 have a RED halo on their left side (viewers right side) I have done the electronic convergence but the red will not adjust left, to the "Merge" cross hairs. it will move right,up and down and when I have adjusted it as far right as it will go, It will re-adjust back to the left. Just not far enough. Is there a mechanical adjustment to "Tilt" the lamp/lens back to within adjustment range? jackjames@fmtcblue.com

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If Red will not move far enough you have one of three things wrong----if the two convergence chips have never been replaced--they are Q751 & Q752 and are black in color---

About 2 1/2 inches wide X 1 1/2 inches tall and mounted side (ON LARGE METAL HEAT SINKS WITH FINS) and they will have the STK-392-110 PRINTED ON THEM IN WHITE.

Either one of them is bad, or one of the 1.8 ohm resistors around them is damaged and off value OR you have a problem in the digital convergence unit--it stores and controls all the convergence adjustments.

I suspect based on your description one of the two chips damaged one of the protect resistors---

You can if you are able to do the repair yourself buy a pair of the chips on Ebay for about 12 dollars plus shipping--I do this for a living and have repaired hundreds of sets with convergence problems.

Let me know if you have questions or need advice--I am here to help people.

If this information helped you, rate this solution as I do this here for FREE.

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