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This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projection sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Common Symptoms include....


  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some images of convergence problems.


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For more more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Or goto the site www.TvRepairKits.com for the parts and instructions on how to fix it yourself.

Panasonic... | Answered on Apr 21, 2011


www.cpc.co.uk stock them

Panasonic... | Answered on Mar 11, 2011


it's very odd that it would fail and its most likely that the HDMI input isn't the problem, the more frequent problem are the cables connected the the HDMI input.

Panasonic... | Answered on Feb 24, 2011


If you try to adjust convergence with the flash focus, perfect focus, (depending on the make of your set) or by manual convergence and the lines will not line up or even move. Your symptom sounds like a damaged convergence IC.

If you want to repair this set yourself, I have some instructions below that will be a help to you.
While it is not a very hard repair, this repair can be a bit tricky. If you have a 45W soldering iron, solder, solder wick, heat sink compound, and some basic soldering skills, you can repair the television yourself.
*** VERY IMPORTANT NOTE***

If your set is not producing a clear picture and the colors are not lining up, do not continue to watch the set as this can lead to further failure and possibly damage the individual CRT's in the set.

I have repaired hundreds of these sets, so if you have any questions after reading the following, please reply to this post and I will help you in any way that I can.


With that aside I have some support suggestions that I have put together that may help you make an informed decision.

You should be able to get a local service center to repair this at your house for between $350.00 - $450.00, If you want to repair this set yourself, I have some instructions below that will be a help to you.
While it is not a very hard repair, this repair can be a bit tricky

How do I tell if the IC's are damaged?
Since you cannot look inside of an IC, you will have to locate some of the components in the area around the convergence IC's. You may be able to see some resistors that have changed colors or you test a resistor and it no longer reads the value marked by the color bands or the printed value. You will have to replace the IC's and the supporting components.

When you remove the old IC's, please be sure to remove all of the old heat sink compound, as it can act as an insulator for the new IC's and cause them to overheat. I usually clean the heat sinks with alcohol and a small rag.


Where are the IC's located and how do I find them?
There are two and large IC's that control the convergence in a big screen set. Some of the newer sets only have one. If you only have one, it is right in the middle of the set on the center circuit board. They are secured to a very large aluminum heat sink. They will have a part number stamped on them that will start with an STKXXX-XXX, like STK392-110.

Along with the convergence IC's there will also be some associated components that will need to be replaced as well. There are some resistors that are part of the convergence circuit that will be open and need to be replaced. Most likely these will appear charred in the center. If you have an Ohm Meter or a DVM, check all the resistors that are close to the IC's and you should be looking for either ones that have opened or have changed values.

If one of the convergence IC's are found to be bad, I would replace them both, if one has gone bad the other may go soon. I usually order my parts from Andrews Electronics in California, they will have the OEM components that you will need.
Their site is
http://www.andrewselectronics.com/welcome.aspx
And their phone number is a 24-Hour Order Desk: (800) 274-4666
I recommend the phone order so you can talk to the person about the different types of IC's that are available.

I would also advise that the convergence IC's be OEM or better, just because they are cheap does not mean that they are a good deal. I have seen the cheap IC's fail after a short time, even though they look exactly like the OEM IC's. I think that the bottom line is that you will get what you pay for when it comes to the parts.

You can also try
http://www.tvrepairkits.com/ , they do carry OEM or better parts. When you order from them you will get a kit with instructions on how to do the repair, step-by-step.



I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.
If you need further assistance please comment to this post and I will try to help you further.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 29, 2011


It is most deffinately a convergence chip issue. The die for no reason. They can be bought online for around $10 dollars and anyone with experience with soldering can replace them pretty easily. I have done it.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jun 28, 2010


The first thing I would check for is bad convergence chips-in PARTICULAR if the 'colors looked weird' just before it died. bad convergence chips--probably STK 392-110's (which should be UPGRADED to 392-150's) are very common in these sets.

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 12, 2009


Hi Mohammad Hooshmand, indicates model of the Panasonic DVD you are commenting on, in order to find the best possible solution
I wait your answer
Greetings Franco Dosil

Hola Mohammad hooshmand, indica modelo del DVD Panasonic del que estas comentando, para poder encontrar la mejor soluci?n posible
Espero tu respuesta
Saludos Franco Dosil

Panasonic... | Answered 11 hours ago


Plasma TVs do run hotter than LED TVs. I suggest placing your TV into power saving mode which should reduce the heat.

Panasonic... | Answered 12 hours ago


Check and replace damaged component/s at its horizontal scan output section circuit. Check the LOT (Line Output Transformer) too for damage. Replace the horizontal scan output transistor. Check the input voltage to LOT. If the voltage is absent check the feeder resistor; if any. If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Surf the site with patience. Pull up older posts.
http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/
Type in this key phrase " my service table today " in the search box at the top right of the display window of the home page, to get gathered some pages which has the details of practical experiences to the author of that site.

Panasonic... | Answered 12 hours ago


Do you mean Directv app? You'll need an Amazon Firestick or equivalent and stream the app from a laptop or desktop computer. You'll need to be a subscriber to use the app.

Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 02, 2019


Set-up (Programming) procedure is too much to type in here, and is not practical and it will differ brand-to-brand remote controls. If you wish to get more; check the sites linked here. The site has set-up code list & set-up procedure to many popular brand remote controls. The site has general set-up codes to check with TVs and other devices are given, in the order of the 'device's brand name list' in alphabetical order. Set-up code list to many brand remote controls also is given. Pull up older posts. Search the sites by type in the brand name to your device in its search box at the top right part of the display window. It will help you to find the document easily.
https://homenol.blogspot.com/
https://remotesearch.blogspot.com/
https://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/
https://electrohelponline.blogspot.com/
Programming Notes
• If your device does not respond to the remote after trying all codes listed or your brand is not listed in the code list, use the Auto Code Search method to program your remote.
• Sometimes the first code that "works" with your device may operate only a few functions of your device. There may be another code in the code list that performs more functions. Try other codes from the code list for more functionality.
This is a trial and error procedure; and quiet time consuming. You might have to check different codes said for your device.
Search the site by type in the "brand name" to your device; [Exclude the model number], in the "Search box at the top right of the display window of the Homepage" to get gathered related posts. See the site by a desktop. Mobile view has no search box. If you are viewing it by your mobile, see it in webview]/

Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 26, 2019


Hi Donald, I have passed the link to download the user manual
Regards Franco Dosil

Hola Donald, teb paso el link para que descargues el manual de usuario
Saludos Franco Dosil
http://www.manualsbase.com/es/manual/130982/dvd_recorder/panasonic/diga_dmr-es35v
Panasonic Diga DMR ES35V Instrucciones De Funcionamiento

Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 22, 2019

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