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Convergence adjustments codes with remote control

The set was moved outside for viewing for about 10 hours. After the set was returned to family room indoors it worked properly for several days. When power was turned on a convergence problem was evident and a burnt smell was very noticeable. Turned power off and waited several hours before turning power on. Convergence is now a permanent problem. All images now have a blue, red, and green ghost. Local dealers are of no help as they are not Philips dealers. One of the dealers did tell me I had a convergence problem and a code was not the answer. I would like to try a code first if it is possible.

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Re: convergence adjustments codes with remote control

If your talking about a service menu, NEVER ever unless you have the service manual, go into the service menu and change anything to try to fix a problem the service menu is there to adjust sets at instalationsd and not when a problem, occours and when theres a smell. common sense tells you something is wrong and burnt up. So how is a service menu that you have no clue what to do with going to help you fix a set? Im sorry man but wake up and smell the coffee. what makes you a service tech after your set breaks down.,. Oh by the way there is NO such thing as a "CODE" to fix anything in your set. There is a service menu with settings to adjust things like convergence and vertical and tunning of channels, ect ect. Get a manual and follow it if you want to try a "code". you can get one at http://www.service Then you will need to call a tech as your set is a solid state set with No user replaceable parts inside them. Please dont risk your life trying to fix a TV set as there is a lot of High Voltage inside these sets even when they are unplugged.

Posted on Sep 13, 2006

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Fuse blew out in our 52" rca projection tv. replaced the three colors don't line up. what could be the problem?

If one or more of the color components of the picture is also distorted in a bow-tie shape, you have a blown convergence amplifier module - the fuse went when the amplifier melted down. This is a common failure in CRT-type rear projection TVs. The modules are black plastic slabs about 3" wide by 1 11/16" high by 5/16" thick with 22 pins on the bottom edge (more or less, depending on version). They are marked STK392-nnn, where nnn is a three-digit number denoting the specific version. There are two of them, and they will be bolted to one or two flat or finned metal plates to dissipate the heat they generate. Sometimes when they go out, they also burn out some resistors in the convergence circuitry nearby on the circuit board.

If you don't have to replace any resistors, you may not need to readjust the convergence on the set after repairs, provided you don't try to adjust the convergence beforehand.

The part price is generally between $12-$35. Avoid the cheap Chinese no-name knockoffs - they don't last. The major brand supplier of this parts family is Sanyo.

On the other hand, if you just have a minor misalignment, this could have been caused by a mechanical shift in the optics when you dragged the set away from the wall to get at the fuse (if you went "bump" - "oops!"). The problem can be corrected electrically using your remote control - see your owner's manual for the front panel and remote control combination code to get into convergence adjustment mode. Be careful to keep the convergence dot spacing uniform across the screen or your picture will be misshapen, work in small increments, and keep in mind that adjustments in one part of the picture affect convergence elsewhere. If an attempt to adjust the convergence results in no adjustment (you can't move the dots of one or two of the colors) stop - you do have a bad part. Attempting to adjust convergence with a bad part will make a lot of extra convergence adjustment work after repairs.

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Sony kp-53xbr45 please let me know step by step how to enter convergence service thank you


To enter into the convergence service of your sony, follow the steps below;
  1. Press "Menu" on the remote control. Use the up- or down-arrow button to move the cursor to "Setup" and then press "Return."
  2. Use the up or down arrow to move the cursor to "Convergence" and press "Return." This will bring up the convergence-adjustment screen.
  3. Press the up or down arrow to move the cursor to the line you want to adjust (either vertical or horizontal for red and blue) and press "Return."
  4. Press the up or down arrow again to move that line until it converges with the center green line and press "Return."
  5. Repeat to adjust the other lines until all three lines converge and are seen as a white cross.
  6. Press "Menu" to exit the convergence menu and return to the original screen.
You can as well follow these steps;
  1. Press the "Power" button to turn your TV on.
  2. Wait at least 30 minutes before you adjust the convergence in your television. This allows your TV ample time to warm up before you make the adjustment.
  3. Turn your TV to a cable channel or to an antenna channel with a picture that you can see. A music channel with a static shot of music notes isn't the kind of picture you need. Instead, look for a picture like what you would see on a movie, sitcom or drama.
  4. Press the "Flash Focus" button located in the front panel on your TV. You may need to open a hidden compartment on the front of your TV to access this button. The convergence will repair itself automatically after you hit this button. It may take several minutes.
Any of the two processes are detailed steps on how to enter your convergence service.

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I stumbled across a tutorial on fixing the convergence for my Sony KP-46WT510 a while ago, and now I can't find it again! Does anyone know where I can find that tutorial or one similar to it? We've been...

Here is a walk through on how to set your convergence.

A quick and easy way to try and let the TV realign the convergence try this...

1) Turn on the TV and tune to a channel and let it warm up for about a half an hour to let everything settle into its normal operating mode.

2) Press the Flash Focus button on the original TV remote. A cross pattern will show on the screen and the process is complete when the cross turns white and the TV returns to the program you were watching.

3) Do not press any other buttons until this process has completed.

If this does not adjust it enough you can adjust the convergence manually as follows:

1) Press the menu button on the original TV remote.

2) Use the arrow keys on the remote to highlight setup and press + button to select.

3) Use arrow keys to select convergence and press + button to select.

4) A pattern of white crosses appears, with a yellow [ ] around one of the
crosses. Aligned crosses (which do not need adjustment) look white and
have little or no red or blue showing. Crosses that are not aligned show
red or blue shades beyond their edges.

5) Use the arrow keys to move the [ ] to a cross that is not aligned. ***Note: start with crosses in the middle and work outward ****
*** TIP: Set the alignment while about 5 feet from TV for better results ****

6) Press the + button to select the cross and the [ ] will turn red indicating it is ready to adjust the Red convergence.

7) Use the arrow keys to move the red cross on top of the white one or at least as close as you can get it.

8) Once the Red is aligned press the + key again and the [ ] will turn blue. This indicates it is now ready to adjust the blue convergence.

9) Use the arrow keys to move the blue cross on top of the white one or at least as close as you can get it.

10) Once you have aligned the blue cross press the + button again and the [ ] should turn yellow.

11) Repeat steps 5 through 10 until all the crosses are aligned. To exit back to regular programming press the menu button on the remote.

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I have a Philips 46PP9302 and can't find the Quick Setup guide. I'm wondering if it is located on-line. We moved our tv and want to recalibrate it.

The above link should take you to the location where you can view all the parts of your models manual. Select the area of interest and rad onlinje

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Hi, we just moved the tv from one room to another and now the images are just greens and blues. We lost the colors! What can i do?

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I cannot adjust the convergence.

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Convergence settings

Key Functions
7,8,9 = select R, G or B
+100,0,PRE-CH = mute R, G or B
INFO = test/normal
4 = shifts from point to line, grid move
2 = restore factory
SOURCE = H/V select
ADD/DEL = Save
S.MODE = exit
MUTE = cursor forward
P.MODE = cursor back
Volume +/- = moves convergence left or right
Channel +/- = moves convergence up or down
1 = zero's all convergence settings (ugly!)
U/D/L/R = move cursor
SELF FOCUS = saves the convergence adjustment - do before exiting

Good luck.  I let a sub-standard service joint work on mine - they replaced the OEM chips with a higher wattage equivalent, and I've had nothing but problems ever since.

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Pincussion/Geometry/Convergance Problem

If you can not correct the convergence with custumer settings is because something went wrong inside the tv and it has to be diagnosed and corrected by a service technician,you are correct there are setting you can access with the remote but are usually adjusted after you have replace a major component.I would suggest you call for service,I do not believe is a problem you created or you could have prevented.

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Yes sir anytime you move a projection set ,theres a chance that the convergence could go out of alighnment as it dosent take much. First off your gonna need a cross hatch generator and a service manual and a good kno how on convergence alighnment as when you adjust some controls you need to counter it withanother completely differant alighnment control> so in some cases to get a section or a linearity correction your gonna spend some time. I myself remeber one set I spend 5 hours on after a customer tryed to adjust the confergence them selfs. Not only did it cost a bundle to realighn the gentleman need to go to the hospital as i results of touching a spot on the chassis that he shouldnt have and gave him a shock that threw him across the room. My advice, unless you have convergence experience is to invest in a service person to come out to your home and adjust it for you. I would try first an authorized repair center as they should have all the tools and secrits to the convergence in that set. And Please without electronic experience, even an unplugged set can harm ya. Good luck Try the # and the link 800) 252-5722 or

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