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Akai Rear Projection Model # PT5499HD, purchased from Sam's Club. Picture is very dark. It, the picture, has zoomed in a good bit, cutting off the picture especially at the bottom and is off center. This problem occurred in almost an instant. I Was viewing a very good quality picture, dozed off for a couple minutes. I awoke to this problem, and the strong smell of scorched electronics. I have accessed the circuit boards to view any areas that may be burnt, but don't see any There was no bad weather at the time.

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Replace both convergence IC's for reliable repair.
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Hear say has it that Toshiba who made alot of the internal parts for this model can offer more help than Akai.
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