noted in the owners manual, if auto focus returns message "error" , it suggests to use manual convergence setting..failing that, is it resonable to suspect that the STK-392-110 (convergence (2)chips)are beginning to fail, bendt horizonital lines is the effect. you can check all the resistors and pico fuses (power board)near the chips for shorts, chances are they are ok. seeing that there is somewhat of a picture (kinda like 3-d). i would repaired it!.. while your there do the hyperboard repair as well by replacing the 10 caps with [email protected]
(causing a wavy vertical distortion effect).