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My Television looks like 3D

The convergence on my television is out.. Can you give me step by step instructions on how to replace the fuse? Or locate the fuse? I think calling a techinician will be too costly.. Thanks!

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If this is the fl231 problem look under my profile under tips and tricks section. there is a detailed instruction on how to repair the fl231 problem

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What is the problem of my television whose picture is curving inside at both side


Projection TV sets have two very common problems. One is convergence ( 3D/Warped video) the other is CRT fluid ( Dull Video). Below are more details for both items. Also, complete repair kits with instructions and repair support are avail from site such as www.TvRepairKits.com

Common Problem #1) Convergence has gone out

Projection TV sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the video to look normal. When its out of alignment the video will look 3D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the TV menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projection sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Common Symptoms include....
  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. The power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some pics of convergence problems.


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69189a5.pngSOLUTION #1

What you will need to do is convergence. You can get a repair kit from TvRepairKits.com . It includes replacement parts,step by step instructions, support, etc.

Common Problem #2) CRT Fluid is Cloudy

Projection TV tubes have a liquid coolant that is used to keep them from overheating. After many years the coolant in the blue and green tubes will become cloudy and cause the screen to look dull, red/orange, etc. You may even see halos around images.

Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.

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TV set after fluid change

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69189a5.pngSOLUTION

What you will need to do is replace the coolant and clean the crt. You can get a repair kit from TvRepairKits.com . It includes replacement coolant,step by step instructions, support, etc.

Sep 28, 2012 | Sony KP-51WS500 51" Rear Projection...

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Cant adjust the convergence in menu colors look ghost,3d looking


You will need to replace the two convergence ICs and then check and possibly replace the pico fuses on the D board and G board. The Sony number one convergence repair kit available from www.tvrepairworld.com is the correct kit for your model. The kit contains both ICs and the 8 pico fuses plus the CD with detailed repair instructions.

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How do you replace the Projection convergance on a sony 57inch widescreen tv.


you will need to replace both of the STK392-560 convergence ICs then the six pico fuses on the D board will need to be checked and possibly replaced, the G board also has two pico fuses that may need replacement. The SONY Type 1 convergence repair kit is available from www.tvrepairworld.com which fits your model the kit contains the two ICs, with heat sink pastre, the D board picos and the G board picos plus the CD that has step by step instructions for the repair

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Lost focus.looks 3d. red double. cant focus on red convergence.


This is a very common failure on Projection TV2_bing.gif sets.


  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
Here are some photos of convergence problems.1d5e2cf.jpg


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Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the settings menu then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move RED and BLUE in all directions - up, down, left, and right.

If you can't move them in all directions your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

Note: If you TV has as flash focus or magic focus button only try pressing the button. If it fails to fix the convergence your need to fix it. See below for a solution

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You will need to replace the convergence chips and possibly some convergence resistors and pico fuses.

This is a a fairly easy DIY job if you know what you are doing or you can call in a pro.

If you want to do the repair yourself check the site www.TvRepairKits.com.

Their kits include a step by step instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, thermal paste, email/phone support, etc.

Problem #2 CRT Fluid is Cloudy

Projection tubes have a liquid coolant that is used to keep them from overheating. After many years the coolant in the blue and green tubes will become cloudy and cause the screen to look dull, red/orange, etc. You may even see halos around video.

Pic of a set that needs the fluid changed. Notice how dull the colors are and how white the screen looks. The screen may also look red, orange, dull, etc.

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TV set after fluid change. Notice how bright the colors are now. Everthing looks crisp and sharp again.

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What you will need to do is replace the coolant and clean the crt. You can get a repair kit from www.TvRepairKits.com that includes replacement coolant,step by step instructions, etc.

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I have rear projection television that looks like 3D


Projection TV sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the video to look normal. When its out of alignment the video will look 3D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the TV menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projeciton sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Common Symptoms include....
  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some photos of convergence problems.

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7859b01.jpg

e87380c.jpg
Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the settings menu then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move RED and BLUE in all directions - up, down, left, and right. And you should be able to get the grid straight.

If you can't move them in all directions or cant move them far enough your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

Note: If you TV has as flash focus or magic focus button only try pressing the button. If it fails to fix the convergence your need to fix it. See below for a fix

69189a5.pngCONVERGENCE SOLUTION

You will need to replace the convergence chips and possibly some convergence resistors and pico fuses.
This is a a fairly easy DIY job if you are handy and can follow directions. You can get complete repair kits from TvRepairKits.com or click here. They have put together DIY repair kits that include the OEM parts and step by step photo instructions for each repair. If you are not handy or can't follow directions we would suggest calling a shop.

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RCA P52755BA 52 inch tv looks 3D


You have a problem with convergence and all you may need to do is replace a fuse. Look up convergence for your tv model and hopefully you will get an answer as to where the fuse is located and how to replace it. Very common for RCA tv's

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Rca hd52w59 3d screen colors are seroperated no convergence


step by step instructions are avalable in the tips and tricks section of this website.

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Rca hd52w59 3d screen colors are seroperated no convergence


If you replace just the fl231 it will blow again. You will need to replace the FL231,DL231 and CP230. You can get the parts at the following link with free instructions with pictures total cost is about 12.00 shipping is free. the parts are all listed under the RCA parts category.
http://servicemanuals.vstore.ca/

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Pictures looks like its in 3d


you need to replace the convergence ICs. Heres a link to the convergence repair kit which contains the parts and also they provide free step by step instructions with pictures so you can do the repair.
http://servicemanuals.vstore.ca/product_info.php/pName/phillips-dptv-305-dptv345-convergence-repair-kit/cName/convergence-repair-kits

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