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My Mitsubishi projection TV model# VS-55601 has as display problem. The picture is distorted into an "hour-glass" shape. Well, that the best way I know to describe it. The picture no longer fills the entire viewing area of the 55" screen. Will replacing the lamp fix this problem? I love this TV and don't want to just toss it out. Thanks!

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  • Debi Aug 21, 2010

    Thanks for the speedy reply. I followed the link for the repair kit and will likely purchase it. Question, you advised, "also check the resistors as if they are short the ICs might blow again after sometime." how will I know if they are short?, And if they are ...does the convergence repair kit include resistors?
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    Debi

  • Debi Aug 21, 2010

    Thank you. I will order the kit and report back.

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Thanks for using FixYa. The issue is with the failed convergence (STK) ICs which needs tobe replaced. It’s not a difficult job if you want to do this yourself, you should require some basic knowledge about soldering-resoldering components. To start with you’ll have to open the back of the unit and then replace the ICs(STK ICs) which are located behind the black heat sink and also check the resistors as if they are short the ICs might blow again after sometime.
There are repair kits available which includes repair instructions with the parts, if you want to do it yourself, you can buy and repair it yourself. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Rylee

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    Rylee Smith Aug 21, 2010

    Thanks for your reply Debi, it does include the resistors as well. You can check if the resistors are blown also you can take a multimeter and test them. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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    Rylee

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