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Picture I have a GE 46GW945 the screen is distorted. I can't find the user guide but I use to be able to go into the setting to re-align the colors, now it is not giving me the option. Where do I find it? I did move the set a few days ago and the trouble started then.

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This set has a problem in the convergence power supply. The memory in the set thinks it is a direct view television since it cannot read the convergence memory. The convergnce power supply will have to be repaired to component level since the board is nla.

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Red color outline and double vision


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.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

Problem #1) Convergence

Yours may have one or more of the following symptoms
  • Screen Looks 3-D
  • Colors wont align
  • Screen may look distorted or warped
  • No Audio/Video - makes a chirping sound.
Problem #2

Another common problem is dull or washed out video.
Your TV2_bing.gif may have one or more of the following symptoms....
  • Dull looking picture
  • White looking picture
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking picture

You can see some more examples and find a fix here
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Mar 05, 2010 | Sony KP-51WS520 51" Rear Projection...

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The picture looks 3d. double picture


Projection TV sets are known to have two common problems. The first problem that is common to these sets is convergence failure. When this happens the TV will usually look 3D, Wavy/Distorted, etc. It may also shutdown and blink an error code.

The second common problem with Projection TV sets is dull video, halos around objects, white looking video, or red overpowers the screen. This is commonly caused by the fluid in the lens being clouded overs.


You can find more details and solutions here on Fixya at the following link below. Or click HERE


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Jan 26, 2010 | GE 46GW945 46" Rear Projection Television

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Screen is distorted. Menu bars for program guide are arched.


Projection sets have two very common problems.

The first common problem is convergence


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. This is called convergence.

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,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
You can get more information and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from the link below.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2 - Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

bb0cf99.pngYou can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Nov 15, 2009 | Sony KP-57HW40 57" Rear Projection...

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Convergence out power supply faulty for 46gw945 picture is distorted


You can get parts for your model by going to the following link and leaving them an email stating the model of your set and indicate which board you are needing. Heres the link
http://servicemanuals.vstore.ca/

May 05, 2008 | GE 46GW945 46" Rear Projection Television

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Hour Glass!!!


Pinchusion problems, you need to know about components and soldering. If not then you need qualified tech.

Aug 20, 2007 | GE 46GW945 46" Rear Projection Television

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Have sound but no picture


YOU HAVE A BAD CONVERGENCE IC ON THE CONVERGENCE CIRCUIT BOARD-THIS PART CAN BE REPLACED ,SAVING SOME MONEY,,COULD ALSO BE A LOOSE CONNECTION ON THE IC...PROBABLLY NEED TECH ON THIS ONE --COST 'BOUT 100.00 TO 125.00!

Aug 04, 2007 | GE 46GW945 46" Rear Projection Television

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Also had a power surge,...


The GE (actually RCA) 46GW945 uses the PTK195 chassis. There is a separate power supply for the convergence circuits in those sets. The earlier versions used a switching transistor but most sets use the STK730-010 power IC. I have seen many of those IC's stop working after a power surge, resulting in very curved sides with screwy colors. You can remove the back and you will see the 2 main boards at the bottom of the set. The convergence power supply board is mounted above the board on the right (when viewed from the back) and has a pretty large black IC mounted on a little heat sink, labeled STK730-010. Replace that IC and the colors should return to normal. If you do not have experience replacing IC's and working on TV's then allow a qualified tech to handle it for you.

Jul 13, 2007 | GE 46GW945 46" Rear Projection Television

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GE 46GW945 Projection has color alignment problems after power outage


Try unplugging for 12 to 24 hours. if that doesnt help replace the convergence IC's

Sep 08, 2006 | GE 46GW945 46" Rear Projection Television

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GE 46GW945


Your problem is a bad main filter, a regulator IC ,and or a combination of a convergence problem along with a vertical IC going bad. This set is not something you should mess with unless your a trained tech. Please seek a pro to assist you with this repair. good Luck

Jul 28, 2006 | GE 46GW945 46" Rear Projection Television

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