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Picture convergence looks like the red is way out of line convergence does not move it back. it looks like many red lives and the letters are all double

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  • metsfan Sep 01, 2007

    TANK YOU DO YOU HAVE AN ESTIMATE OF WHAT THAT SHOULD COST FOR HOME SERVICE CALL

  • metsfan Oct 03, 2007

    YOU WERE RIGHT I REPLACED BOTH CONVERGENCE IC'S AND 2 RESISTORS ONLY ONE IC WAS BURNT OUT BUT IT WAS RECOMMENDED TO REPLACE BOTH 180 DOLLARS

    GREAT PICTURE ONCE AGAIN THANKS

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There are 2 large convergence output IC's and one of them has burned out. The defective convergence IC should be replaced and the convergence circuits realigned by a qualified tech experienced in projection sets.

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  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2007

    When I do a housecall to replace convergence IC's I charge $150 but shops in your area will vary so be sure to ask around.

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