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Yellow residual image/smear

Set is only approx 4 years old; never had a problem until now. Recently noticed a yellowish "blob" or smear in the upper right hand quadrant of the screen. Really noticable against a white background, but blends into a color image. Stain appears constant in size/shape regardless of input. Tried running "Magic Focus" convergence reset several times without result. Even cleaned the outer glass screen to ensure it wasn't an external stain...unfortunately, it wasn't. I see this as an excellent opportunity to buy a new flat screen TV...my wife, on the other hand, insists I try to get it fixed, or tells me to ignore it. Regardless, appreciate any/all advice or help you can give. thanks!

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I think it is time to buy a new set but if you want to invest some money in it then take it to a qualified tech as these projection sets are a bit complicated.your problem is a convergence the projection lens needs to be adjusted lens.good luck and bleeeing from belize

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QUICKSTART - SET THE TIME
1. Push the bottom right hand button until the mode hand indicator points to TME.
2. Press and hold the upper left button for three
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press and hold the upper left button for three seconds. This will
cause the hour and minute hand to retract to the 12 O’clock
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digital display flashing. Press the upper left button to select
SET to display the city or OFF to not display the city. Press the
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