I am thinking about buying this tv from this guy, it shows the lines on the tv like in the picture and have been told by many it is a conversion problem, does anyone know a rough estimate of how much it would cost to fix it, I am a college student and me and my roomates want/need a nice tv and we cant spend alot of money, so a cheap fix would be wonderful, someone told me it would be like 140 and then someone else said like 600... so i have no idea what this type of thing would cost. Anyone have an estimate???
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Re: lines on tv
All of the convergence IC's should be replaced at the same time! Its not a job for a user to do without the experience. This repair should range in the way of between 250 all the way up to 400 bucks. good Luck
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LOOK THIS GUY UP ON EBAY STORES HE JUST FIXED MINE , FOR THE HOLE SCREEN HAD LITTLE WHITE DOTS , EVERYONE I ASK ABOUT THE POBLEM TOLD ME IT WOULD COST ABOUT 750-1000 DOLLARS THIS GUY NEW WHAT WAS WRONG RIGHT AWAY AND ONLY CHARGED ME 150.00 BUCKS , AND NOW MY TV LOOKS BETTER THAN IT DID WHEN IT WAS NEW, HERS HIS INFO, HONG BUI TVBSERVICE HOUSTON TX 713-401-7701
UNPLUGGED TV FOR OVER NIGHT(WAS TOLD 4 HRS) STILL HAD PROBLEM. TOOK ALL CABLES OUT CABLE BOX,DVD,2 VCRS,AMP,SATELLITE, AND FM AMPLIFIER. OPENED BACK VACUUMED ALL BOARDS WITH SOFT BRUSH ,CLEANED LENSES ,MIRROW,FIRST TIME IN 10 YRS. TV LOOKS VERY SHARP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I THINK IT MAY HAVE BEEN THE FM BOSTER AMP TRANSFORMER GOING BAD CREATING INTERFEARANCE. JUST A GUSS.. COULD NOT HAVE BEEN THE DIRTY LENSES I DONT THINK THAT WOULD HAVE CAUSED INCONSIST CONSENT JUMPING LINES.ENERY THING RECONECTED (NO FM BOSTER AMP) TV LOOKS GREAT. THANKS FOR YOU GUYS GIVING ME THE CONVDENCE TO GET IN THAT PROGECT. KEEPING FINGERS CROSED.......THANKS TV IS A SONY KP-61XBR300 NOT A KP-57WS500 57 IN.
I have the same tv and it did the same thing only now it has red hues all around the picture as well. The service guy told me it was the green tube and it would be about $500.00 to replace and may not fix the problem. What a p.o.s. I will not be guilty of buying any other Sony products from now on.
TV repair guy is right. There are three separate tubes inside your tv (red, blue and green) that are set up to project perfectly on top of each other so that their pictures line up exactly. These tv's have shorter lives do to the fact that they are using the same technology as a conventional tv but they have seriously cranked the power up on these things. They run hotter and harder than any other tv out there. I recomend thinking fondly of the happy days that you had with this tv, then giving it a proper burial and upgrading to HD.
thats how my stared than got worse i call for service and got fix after 4 moths had the same problem and i called the same guy again at firs he told me that the convergence was bad and replaced them i think there are three pieces but than the second time he took the box inside the tv he checked all the circuits and the board and he found out the something else was getting real hot and was causing that the convergence to bad now he fixed hope i got no more problems
The pink lines in the set happened when the first time it blew out. It is called a burn in on the inside surface of the picture tubes. Not the fault of the TV repair guy. This is the fault of Toshiba. This set has known to have this happen and you should contact toshiba and request that they replace all three tubes for you at no cost. You should also stop using these repair guys who cannot fix a simple vertical problem. Find out who is authorized for Toshiba in your area and call them. They will know, or should know the problems that happens with this model number and take care of them once and for all. Good Luck
This problem is apparently occurs in 2 cases
1)Exposure of the screen to stron magnetic fields
This can be solved by degaussing(if this feature is there in your tv)Otherwise u can drop into a seervice center and it will be fixed in a jiffy.
2)Due to the presence of a dry solder(Loose contact) If you think you can try opening your tv and attempt to spot it.
Otherwise just drop into the nearest service center..U can locate by clicking on the link below