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Location of convergence chips in Toshiba 57H81.

I have a Toshiba 57H81. The picture is going bad - the blue tint in the picture is skewed to make it look 3D. Thanks to the help of answers from this site and my own research, I found out that the convergence chip(s) are going bad. Apparently my model has 2 STK392-110 IC's that need replaced. I got an estimate of $400 to fix my tv. However, I also found 2 STK392-180 IC's (recommended for higher wattage and less prone to failure) for a cost of $15. So idealy, I would like to fix the problem myself. However, I cannot find the bloody chips! Is there a site or manual I can find that will describe the location of these illusive chips? Or would someone actually be able to tell me?

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Hello if you can use a soldering iron you shouldn't have any problems but you will need to test the resistor in front of the ic and the capacitors at either end of the ic ! the ic usually located to the right hand side of the tv behind the tuner board connected to metal frame called a heatsink 2 big black chip good luck

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Problem #1: Convergence Chip Failure ( common problem )

Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem
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Using your original remote go-to the tv settings then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.



You should be able to move them up, down, left, and right.

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Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.

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