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Shadow problem I have a shadow that gives the picture a bad look. It is not the cable. When using the set up or menu you can see the shadow.I need help

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Your convergence has failed and needs to be repaired. Once quick test is to goto your convergence menu and see if you can adjust red and blue. If not its has failed and needs to be fixed. You can call in a repair shop or you can get the parts and instructions from
and do the repair yourself. Its a fairly easy DIY fix.

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More explaining needed as I dont know what shadow means?

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While the TV is off, press and hold down the input button, then press the power button for 2 seconds. You should be in the service menu. Using the joystick on the remote scroll down to LCD Adjust. Move the joystick to the right 1 click you should see the word Ghost, move the joystick to the right again 1 click, you should see a black square and LCD Adjust SHP and a number ( take note of the value) Using the joystick left or right adjust the black square for minimal ghosting (grey shadows). Then press the select button on the remote to save the new number. Then press the exit button 3 times to return to a normal picture. Good luck!

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I have sony bravia KDL-40BX420 TV ,purchased 03 years back.recently got a problem with pictures & colour.It shows pictures with shadow & colours are blured.please give your feedback

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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. 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, Zenith, and others. You can get a convergenece repair kit wiith instructions from the links below.

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Something is not right here--The green is adjustable in the TECH menu--did this person adjust or try to adjust in the customer or the TECH menu?

If you confirm actual model number I can tell you how to get into the TECH menu--yes--green will not adjust in customer menu--it determines geometry and is only adjusted in the TECH menu.

Also, this set requires any convergence adjustments to be done in 480 and then in 1080--if only adjusted in one mode the other will still be bad.

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Hi, if the shadow is colored lines then you probably need the convergence ICs and possible reisitors near them replaced .
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repairman cost about $250-$350
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[u][b]Solution: [/b][/u]Keep the two cables - (power cable and moitor display cable), that are connected to the LCD monitor as far away as possible with each other and also away from other electrical cables.
Thats it. Your shadow effect is fixed.
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Hi Emily,

Your TV has bad convergence amplifiers. They are large integrated circuits that are mounted on large metal heat sinks. They have a part number on them, but might be covered up by a bracket. The part number should start with STK. They are replaced as pairs. You will have to find someone with the skills necessary to replace them.

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The CRT shadow-mask may no longer be degaussing, or the shadow-mask in the CRT is defective.

In or near to the power supply there is a thermoresistor that controls the degausser coils. When the set is turned on this thermoresistor gives a momentary high AC current to the degausser coil with a rapid decay for slightly over a period of about 200 ms or 1/5th of a second.

If this thermoresitor is defective, it will have to be changed to resore the degausser coil to work again.

On rare occasions I have had a bad degausser coil that had to be changed. I have also had the shadow-mask in the CRT become defective. The fix for a bad shadow-mask is to change the CRT. This is not feasible for this TV set!

You should get an experienced TV service tech to fix this for you.

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Shadow problem

Im sorry i dont understand what you mean"I have a shadow on my picture"??? Please be more discriptive? Thanks . Maybe a picture of it??

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