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Convergence Shutdown - instructions how to fix?

My PT-53 went green briefly then the screen turned off. Power light blinks 3 times in a row, repeatedly. I guess I need to replace the IC?

I see that MCM carries the part stk-392-110, but I read other places that the 150 is a better one to use?

Is there somewhere with step by step instructions how to open the tv, where to find this part inside, and how to replace it? I have some soldering skills, though nothing great. How many do I need to replace? Thanks!

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Yes the STK 392-150 is a better quality IC. You will need to replace both of them. Also if you purchase the ICs from the link i am posting they provide free instalation instructions with pictures and also have free insatant messageing tech available which is completely free. I am one of their support techs and they are a good site heres the link if you want to check them out.
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UNPLUG TV AND THEN PLUG BACK IN---TURN ON---GREEN POWER LIGHT COMES ONFOR A MOMENT AND GOES OFF.

PRESS AND HOLD "device"(input) and "menu"buttons on front of tv for at least 5 seconds and then release both together.


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MOST OF THESE SETS HAVE A SELF DIAGNOSTIC:

UNPLUG TV AND THEN PLUG BACK IN---TURN ON---GREEN POWER LIGHT COMES ONFOR A MOMENT AND GOES OFF.

PRESS AND HOLD "device" and "menu"buttons on front of tv for at least 5 seconds and then release both together.


Watch for power light to blink in a sequence:

1 blink-then 2 blinks-------no error

2 blink-then 1 blink-------X-ray protection

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IF IT IS 2 AND THEN 2---USUALLY
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UNPLUG TV AND THEN PLUG BACK IN---TURN ON---GREEN POWER LIGHT COMES ON FOR A MOMENT AND GOES OFF.

PRESS AND HOLD “device” and “menu” buttons on front of tv for at least 5 seconds and then release both together.


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SET WILL REPEAT BLINK ERROR CODE UP TO 5 TIMES AND THEN TO GET IT TO REPEAT MORE YOU HAVE TO UNPLUG SET AND TRY TO TURN ON AGAIN.


IF IT IS 2 AND THEN 2---USUALLY
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