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Same problem with the 3 blinks

Although i had no convergence issues just wouldnt turn on yesterday...i called a guy and he said he would fix it for 240 and use Toshiba chips instead and that i would you think that would be ok or is he hosing me?
the panasonic shop wanted to charge 350 id rather go with the cheaper guy if i can.

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Thats an expensive price for 20 minutes worth of repair and 20 dollars in parts. For that price I would insist that he use origional SANYO ICs as sanyo designed the STK series Chip and even though other brands have the stk number they are cheap imitations. origional sanyo parts will come packaged with the sanyo UPC code on the package. Otherwise you will probaly end up with 5.99 cheap versions and they will only last a short period of time

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