Question about Hitachi 53SWX01W 53" Rear Projection Television
7 YRS OLD. THE SOUND IS GOOD, I CAN TUNE TO A STATION AND GET SOUND. HOWEVER THE PICTURE IS BLACK, AS IN NO PICTURE AT ALL.THIS HAPPENED RATHER SUDDENLY , FIRST IT WAS GETTIG DARKER AND DARKER THAN WITHIN HOURS IT WENT COMPLETLEY DARK. IS IT WAS REPAIRING? AND IF SO I CAN FOLLOW GOOD DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPAIR....CAN ANYONE HELP WITH THIS PROBLEM. THANK YOU.
SOURCE: Dark , blurry picture
MTNESTR, My guess would be the FBT loc.TH01(flyback transformer) Hitachi p/n#BW03004 which would be far less expensive than replacing the entire deflection board... A shop could ring test the FBT to confirm the failure. I do know the FBT in this unit has an internal resistor that is prone to failure. It is in-line with the focus block and if it's open it would explain the blur and lack of screen voltage to light the crts properly. The deflection board is about $290-$350 plus shipping and a FBT is somewhere between $60 - $90 depending on the supplier. Hope this helps! Bill
Posted on Jun 04, 2007
SOURCE: HITACHI ultrascan hd tv....
toni, you`ll need a tv tech for this problem, spark gaps need to be cleaned, crt sockets need to be cleaned and crt pins on all 3 crt`s need to be sanded, this is a common issue with this model set, good luck, BMW Rider
Posted on Dec 28, 2007
i have the same model with the same problem. i just paid a repair man to fix it. he adjusted the focus block. if you remove the lower front panel, then remove this other access panel under that there will be a block with 6 knobs on it to the upper left of the access port. 2 for each projector. play with the knobs till you can read the menu options again (mine was so dark i couldnt). then turn your color all the way down till its black and white. then adjust them until you get a nice perfect even gray. then turn your color up and adjust your settings. thats it in a nutshell. it took the pro about a half hour or so. if it takes you longer dont feel bad. i hope me paying for this service helps you guys out.
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
you may have a shorted hori output transistor or open pico fuses they look like resistors in away but they are green or yellow looking some are 5amp or 6amp fuses if they are bad replace with same value.
Posted on Jan 17, 2008
Could be the blue CRT shorting out. I had the same problem but with red. Eventually it shorted out completely. If it is only 2.5 month old it should still be under warranty and they will fix it.
Posted on Feb 27, 2008
If you are not experiencing any shift in colors, it sounds like the power supply is failing since this will affect all three colors.
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
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