The power supply has an automatic shutdown circuit that
senses a shorted component and excessive current flow.
If you can access the convergence board and remove the plugs one at a time
(red, blue or green) for the convergence output, the TV may start up and show a
picture with the unplugged color misaligned.
This confirms a short in the convergence output. The convergence IC failure can
show up as coloured outlines or power supply shutdown.
If this does not help, then there is some other short circuit in power or
deflection circuits. You need a technician to troubleshoot HV or power
Replacing the output amplifiers
(located within the Convergence IC's) allows the pictures to line up
correctly, and no more color outlines or power shutdown.
This is the most common fault in all makes of rear projection TVs.
Some models of TV require major disassembly and considerable
shop/manufacturer's support to repair because of their design that causes other
power supply or vertical deflection problems. The poorly designed products
require a "bench" repair that can typically cost from $350 t0 $700.
Some TVs are designed for on-site repair and have more reliable circuit design
that does not usually cause damage to other parts of the TV when convergence
chips fail. The ones that usually allow reliable on-site repair are JVC,
Samsung and Hitachi.
It is normal to have some resistors in the circuit burn up or increase in value
from the heat (from 2.2 ohms to 5 or 10 ohms). These resistors must be replaced
with the right value or the chip will fail again.
This is not a simple repair like changing batteries or a fuse. Reading
through the other posts shows many that try and end up with bigger problems.
Your JVC uses STK 392-110 IC's. Misinformed people replace the IC's with
other "new and improved" IC's, like STK 392-150. These are
devices with different characteristics and require different value resistors in
Replacing with the STK
392-150 will cause overheating of the resistors and a damaged IC.
If you are in Calgary, I can help. If not, get someone that has experience
working on your JVC. My website
is below with some costs and explanation.