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Picture The alignment of red are in the shape of a rainbow and will convert to back into position.

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The main board has a series of solder joints that have loosened due to poor solder used at the factory on this part. It is common for it to fail after several years from heat. It takes about 45 minutes for a service tech to unbuckle the TV, remove various components to get to the board (at the bottom), resolder the row, then put everything back together. It will likely cost $250 to $300 to get it repaired in your home if your Mitsubishi does not have an extended warranty, unless you are familiar with this situation and can do it yourself. If you do it yourself, you would be smart to blow out all the dust with a leaf blower first and wipe down the mirror and CRT's with rubbing alcohol and microfiber cloth to return the brightness to new levels at this time.

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Might be that one of the convergance amps died, replacing that would fixya ;] but - screwing around with the service menu could get you in trouble if you dont know what you're doing, and also trying to replace anything. So i would suggest you take it back to the shop(if under warranty) or to a professional to a looksy, unless you have any experience yourself. cheers

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How to fix when out of focus?


These sets have several common problems which are listed below.

Problem #1) Convergence

Yours may have one or more of the following symptoms
  • Screen Looks 3-D
  • Colors wont align
  • Screen may look distorted or warped
  • No Audio/Video - makes a chirping sound.
Problem #2

Another common problem is dull or washed out video.
Your TV may have one or more of the following symptoms....
  • Dull looking picture
  • White looking picture
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking picture

You can see some more examples and find the fix here...

bb0cf99.pnghttp://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

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Hi I have a rca hd52w59. the top half of the


Projection sets have two very common problems.

The first common problem is convergence

These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired. Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony, Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer, Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
You can get more information and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from the link below.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped or bowed
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2 - Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

bb0cf99.pngYou can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Jan 24, 2010 | RCA HD52W59 HDTV Projection Television

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Rainbow of colors on screen


I just had a rainbow of colors on my tv screen...i thought it was a problem with my TV...however the screen went the "sign off" screen (verticle lines-red/blue/green) Then all of a sudden the picture came back and all was back to normal again.

So I say it's nto your TV it is a station problem!

Aug 04, 2009 | Panasonic Televison & Video

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Video distortion


You need to take your tv in and have the picture deflector re-aligned.  This doesn't cost much, My dad had to do that to his a few months ago and it cost 30 bucks.

Mar 21, 2009 | Mitsubishi VS-60705 60" Rear Projection...

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Rainbow look on my picture


hit pictue tube w open palm if colors move crt shot.  if not magnatized need degaussing.  or defl youk loose.

Nov 30, 2008 | RCA 36F530T 36" TV

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I have a 3 year old mitsubishi wd-52526 lcd projector tv that is starting to have some focus/image alignment issues - in general picture is a little out of focus and there are rainbows around things at the...


the differnt guns are out of alignment. Your tv has 3 lcd screens, a red, green and blue one what overlay to form the image. Sometimes they move slightly for what ever reason and that causes the rainbow and out of focus picture. Its something that a trained pro should do but is a cheap fix and won't set you back too much

Oct 20, 2008 | Mitsubishi Televison & Video

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Colourful picture


Discoloration of this sort is caused by magnetism. All CRT TVs (like yours) have a de-gaussing coil around the picture tube that de-magnetizes the screen (more specifically the shadow mask) every time you turn it on. It is likely that the circuit that controls this coil is at fault. There is probably a cold solder joint where it connects to the main circuit board.

The other scenario is that someone (small child generally) has run a magnetic object very near to the screen, magnetizing the shadow mask (inside the picture tube) and causing a rainbow effect. This is less likely if the rainbow effect is a nice even circular shape. Generally if it's been magnetized by a magnet as described the discolored areas will appear blotchy.

In short, if you have some electronics skills, get in there with your soldering iron and touch up the connections to the de-gaussing coil. If not, find someone who does.

Oct 01, 2008 | Televison & Video

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Bad color


If it is a glass crt then you need to have the set demagnatized with a demagnatizing coil. All tv shops have one. This is worth fixing and usually at the price of a service call.

Mar 15, 2008 | Panasonic CT-32SX12 32" TV

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Tv picture shaped like hour glass


The link you posted has been deleted, so I cannot see the picture you posted. If the sides bow in like an hourglass and the red, green and blue colors are still aligned then there is a horizontal width or pincussion problem, but if the sides bow in and the 3 colors have separated and are no longer anywhere near aligned then you have a convergence problem, both of which should be serviced by someone with experience in servicing projection TV's.

Jul 03, 2007 | Akai PT4298HD Rear Projection Television

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