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I pressed the magic focus button, on the TV panel, and now all I get is wavy lines for 30 seconds and then the tv turns itself off

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  • randos2 Jun 18, 2008

    The TV is a Hitachi C46-F200 Projection color TV

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Your problem most likely is in the digital convergence control unit.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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