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The red projection tube won't focus

I can't get the red to focus, in magic or manual when I get the grid of white lines, the red lines are about 1/2 way horazontaly between the white. And the red lines are bent and broken up.The red lines line up with the grid verticly. Ttachihe ID # on the back is hxw98060

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  • Jaime Hernandez May 11, 2010

    Can you please double check the model number of your TV?

    I've search using this hxw98060, nothings comes up.



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Set needs convergence ic's changed and possibly a few small 1/4 watt resistors. Parts have to be desoldered/soldered into circuit board and test equip.(ohm/ volt meter) is required. Most repair shops do this repair for 175.00-375.00 Hope this was helpful. Russmann

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