Your post was moved to a new thread to keep the forum better organized. I assume that you have the same model, but if not, please say so and I will change the title of the thread.
An open fuse should read a high resistance. An intact fuse should read a near short. These fuses are on the +/- 24V supplies that power the convergence IC (+/-) and the vertical output (+ only). The most likely cause for them blowing are the convergence ICs, though a vertical failure can take out the + supply.
This set uses the single STK393-110 output IC for the convergence. I do not recall the fuse values but they are marked on the fuse itself and on the circuit board, IIRC. I suggest using one of the suppliers in the thread here:
You need to change whatever else is bad. Sometimes resistors are damaged. You need to replace the fuses, verify the supplies at the chip, check the resistors with the chip removed and yokes disconnected, and repair any bad solder connections.
Read the first 10 posts of the convergence repair thread thoroughly, it covers all of this.
I assume I should fix that solder. It was like that when I got there.
Its on the middle board. Where the one metal case screws down... I'll get a better picture of the thing i am talking about and post it up.
2nd question is that on my board the heat sink compound was kinda slopped on I figured it was like that from the factory. There was some between the heat sink and the compound. Is that needed or just excess?