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Convergence off when tv first turned on

08-03-2007, 08:40 AM
Hello all. I have a Panasonic widescreen PT 47x54. Recently when I turn it on the convergence is way way off. Sometimes I can turn off the tv and turn it right back on and it will be fixed. When this doesnt work I have also unplugged it and plug it back in and it will sometimes work. Sometimes I will also "reset to default" and it will go back to normal. These ways don't always work and I have to turn it back on and off and mess with it for awhile before it works. Once its on it seems to be fine though. I can turn it off and right back on and it will still be ok. It seems as once its off for awhile it throws the converge off. Is something about to go out on my TV or what could the problem be?? thank you !!!

08-03-2007, 08:52 AM
Sounds like a convergence board is failing. Here are the parts for that set sorted from the mosy costly:
Prolly going to be on that main PC board.

08-03-2007, 09:33 AM
thank you for the reply! ouch at the price on that board.. I may just look into a new tv at this point. do places other than pawn shops buy used tvs?

08-03-2007, 01:52 PM
Some small dealers still accept trade ins... I know we still do, most of the time it would be more than you could get from the pawn shop, besides most pawn shops wont take damaged tv's, whereas we take in damaged tv's all the time. Also dont be afraid to buy from a small town dealer, most go through buying groups so the price of the set is normally on par with the big stores.

08-03-2007, 02:32 PM
I just sold a Zenith 40" RP CRT to a local repair shop that coincidentally had a convergence problem. They will usually buy them for parts if nothing else. Don't expect to get a whole lot for it though.