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Convergence Problem, need to replace the PC board

I had similar convergence problems on my Panasonic PT-53WX53 as many have posted here. Without previous experience, I attempted to replace the broken IC chips on the main board. Unfortunately I pulled off several tiny pieces of the circuit coating when I tried to remove the IC pins from the board. I would assume that I have damaged the main PC board and need to replace it (very expensive at $280). However, I am not sure how to disconnect the high power cable from the board, and how to disconnect this main board from the board connected through three connectors. Can someone help me? I would greatly appreciate!

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Picture Tube Discharge First of all, If you don't have any technical training, I advise you to take it to a shop for repair, but the old way to discharge the tube is to take a long screwdriver, connect an aligator clip from the steel shaft to ground on the chassis, then making sure you hold the plastic handle of the screwdriver only, slide the end of the screwdriver under the suction cup on the tube, you will feel it hit a metal clip, and if it is still charged, there will be a loud "snap" as the tube discharges to ground. Again, I must stress this can be very dangerous, and I don't recommend you do it, but if your going to work inside the set regarless.... then this procedure should make it safer for you.

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