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Blurry screen KP61hs10

Having a simlar problem with mine. Picture is blurry at all times. Tried to flash-focus it to no avail.. Seems a little clearer on right side of screen, but not much. Some of the brighter white text has a faint reddish hue outline. Any ideas on this?? Should I try the grid thing in the Service mode? (not too familiar with those settings)

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  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee Mar 25, 2008

    Thanks for the reply. Went into the convergence settings and took a look there. I can move all the colours (although there is a white grid that is fixed and cannot be changed). Everything seems to be lined up pretty good. The red was a little off, but when adjusted, didn't seem to make that much of a difference. Perhaps there is something else that can be done?

  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee Mar 25, 2008

    As an additional note, don't know if it means anything. But when I was in the convergence settings, the crosshair (litte square box I could move around the grid) was nice and crisp when it was green, but when I changed it to red or blue, it became rather blurry.

  • Shark42 Mar 28, 2008

    Just in the last few months I have been having the same type of problem. However, on my set the red led starts flashing about 5 times every few seconds and if the picture is bright then it will clip off and then come back on. This will continue as long as the picture is bright. I have reduced the brightness just so it will stop, but this does not work all the time. There also seams to be a problem with the color as there is a red tent to the picture and it is not as sharp as it used to be. Any suggestions would be great.

  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee Mar 28, 2008

    Thanks Troylove11 for your reply and continued support in this matter.

    Well, I finally caved in and called a service tech. Right from the get-go he said it was the picture tube, but opened it up to take a look.. Upon inspection, when looking directly into the Red tube, the picture was way out of focus (I saw it for myself, not very good), again, he said the tube has gone and I need to replace it.. A $500 venture.. A little steep for me. After humming and hawing, he did some manual adjustments on the convergence settings, and wow, picture was clear again.. He said it is kind of a bypass procedure, and may not last very long..

    After a while, the tv will turn a purple colour, and then back to normal. I am worried this fix may not last long..

    Any input on solutions??

  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee Mar 29, 2008

    On an additional note, I'm going to give you a fixya rating, because you did specify check convergence settings, and crt solving. and because I appreciate your input..

    Also, any additional input and/or solutions would be great..




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Yes, Convergence settings should be tried first before any color adjustment or any fluid changes are done. Remember that there are 3 colors to notice. Red, Green, Blue. The Green is the only one that you can not move with an adjustment The Red and Blue is ligned up on green. Some cases it does matter how linear the Green color is across the board, just how close you get the blue and red on top of green is what matters.

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  • Lashawn Robinson Mar 25, 2008

    Well one way I repair sets like this is to open back of tv and put something over the CRT's. And do 1 colour at a time. Like for the blue, cover the red and green with something so you can see only a blue and then if blue is blurry there is a blue focus adjustment you can turn, it's above or below the blue screen control. Try not to change the screen control, it would interfere with your color settings. IF you cant stop it for being blurry then the CRT coolant fluid needs changing for those colors or all at one time.



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