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Distorted image Hello...I have this Rca P52690 and while watching tv...the image became distorted on all 4's like i'm looking at tv thru a glass.....I read that the IC STK730-010 might be bad....Has anybody experienced the same problem b4...? If yes what was the problem....? Thank you

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Thats a strong possibility as the STK730-010 is the power amplifier for the convergence circuits. Its an inexspenive part to replace and easy to install. You can get a replacement IC at the following link and they provide free on line tech support for free as well as send instructions on how to replace the IC. Here is thier link if youd like it. I am one of thier on line tech supports as well as one of thier board rebuilders.

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