Question about Panasonic PT-53WX42 53" Rear Projection Television

1 Answer

Bent image I have a Panasonic PT-53WX42 projection tv. I was watching it the other day and the picture started showing this blue bent image across the bottom of the screen. I just cleaned the mirror and guns about a week ago. I even vaccumed the dust out of it. When I was done I set the convergance on it and it had a perfect crystal clear picture. After it started doing this I checked the convergance again and it is so far off it wont come back in alignment. So I took it back apart and looked down inside the guns with it on and the blue gun has an off center bent image comming from it. The others look just fine. They are flat, bright and crystal clear. I think I have described this as best as I can. If you need more info just ask. Please sombody help I'm going crazy without it.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 337 Answers
Re: Bent image

Excelent description,whats happening is your set starts to show a blue convergence problem and is only correctable by replacing the blue convergence amplifier IC,the set has 3,one for each color,not all of them develope problems but they all develope loose conections,after the IC has been replaced there are adjustments to do.If you are familiar with tv service this information will give a place to start but if you are not too familar be safe and call a servicer to help you.Lets US know how it goes.

Posted on Oct 13, 2006

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Convergence problem panasonic televison

Unless you are familiar with TV systems, this is best left to a professional. Rear projection systems typically use three separate image sources (red, green and blue) to display the picture. If any of these sources is misaligned, the convergence problem arises. It may be something as simple as a bump while transporting it or some loose screws but given the voltages in the back of TV systems, it is much safer to get a TV engineer to make the proper adjustments for you.

Apr 14, 2014 | Panasonic PT-53WX42 53" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

LG Projection TV Model# RT-49NA11T Green color gun shows bent arc on top & bottom.Red & blue guns are ok.How to adjust the green gun to remove the bent arc. This is causing picture shows mix...

This problems ur tv have can't not be fix by adjustment.The tv have a problems known as convergence problems,it dead.Tv have colors lines R,G,B mis alignments,have colors shadow pictures or 3D pictures look alike?The tv convergence board have dead 2 STK convergence ICS and some or all of it resistors too.These parts on the tv convergence board,must be replaced to repair the tv convergence board to solved the tv convergence picture problems.The shop,will cost u like $300-350 for parts and labors.

Jan 10, 2011 | Panasonic PT-53WX53 53" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Panasonic 53" tv pt-53wx42

your convergence ic is going bad. remove front and adjust the level of blue.

Jun 01, 2009 | Panasonic PT-53WX53 53" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Like the blue color is gone and see a double image now

You should have a TV repairman look at your set to see if you have a bad tube in the set, It might just be a convergence ishue, if thats the case it might be worth fixing.

Dec 15, 2008 | Panasonic PT-53WX42 53" Rear Projection...

1 Answer


Need to replace the convergence amps and any 2.2 ohm resistors in the return. That unit takes two STK392-110 Sanyo amps - but for greater reliability use STK392-150's and get them, from some place like ACME to be insured their not chineese knock-offs..

Apr 09, 2008 | Panasonic PT-53WX42 53" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Panasonic PT -47WXC43G 42 inch TV

replace the convergence amp ICs both of them. They cost about 15.00 each

Mar 09, 2008 | Panasonic PT-53WX42 53" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Panasonic- 47wx42f

the convergence ic's are at fault need replacing,call a service shop and ask for estimate to repair .should be under $ 300.

Dec 09, 2007 | Panasonic PT-47WX42 47" Rear Projection...

2 Answers


if you can remove the rear panel assy. look for the convergence ic's they start with stk--- and you got the part number you need a source panasonic is 814 source and the number on the ic's stk 390 ----/

Aug 22, 2007 | Panasonic PT-53WX42 53" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Panasonic 53wx42, no power, Blinking LED

Have you gotten any solutions to this problem? We had the same thing happen to our TV recently. Haha, maybe they all died on the same day. Before this, we had a convergence problem with the blue color. If you had it fixed, how much did it cost? Our warranty just expired too! Thanks

Aug 03, 2007 | Panasonic PT-53WX42 53" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Bent Image

Left rear on processor board

Oct 13, 2006 | Panasonic PT-53WX42 53" Rear Projection...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Panasonic PT-53WX42 53" Rear Projection Television Logo

138 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Panasonic Projection Televisions Experts

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2267 Answers

Josh Whitehead
Josh Whitehead

Level 3 Expert

1142 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

66578 Answers

Are you a Panasonic Projection Television Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides