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Ws-55857 power, menu works, but no video

I had this thing serviced and they replaced a chip on the motherboard or something. Six months later I have a different problem. Power comes on but I can't use any buttons on the remote. I can see the menu and make changes on the menu find. I can hear static sound when I'm on Ant A which has nothing connected to it. If I connect rabbit ears or a dvd, no picture shows up.

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  • mar9 Nov 14, 2008

    I have replaced the battery on the remote.

    I have shut it off for awhile and unplugged everything.

    The last time it worked, I had plugged a video cam to the front jacks to watch it. Then I pulled them out and shut it off. I remember it being hard to pull out. The next time I went to watch it, no video from anywhere. But since I can see the menu find and change options etc, I know the picture tube and everything works fine. It is just the video from an external source.



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The CAPACITORS on the board may be should be checked and made proper to receive the video.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

  • mmechanics Nov 13, 2008

    replace the battery of the remote control and then try.

  • mmechanics Nov 13, 2008

    also unplug the device from the main power cord for sometime.remove all the external wires connected to the tv.and wait for two minutes and then only connect the tv wire to the electric outlet and then check should work.



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When you say "double" do you mean you see the colors somewhat seperated or see maybe blue or red outlines around objects? Does the screen distort?

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Your Convergence ICs are likely failing or it is a bad solder joint related to that area. It is very common on rear projections. The solution is to replace the STK chips, check fuses and the resistors next to the STK chips. Replace as necessary and re-align via the service menu. It is about a $300 repair at a tv service center. You will need the service manual if you decide to do this yourself.

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When you notice the symptons Use this simple test to verify.
Go to the users menu on the tv.
Look for the converge option probably under setup or video setting. Converge is short for convergence to align the red and blue colors to the green color.

If you cannot move the red either horizontal or vertical, then the STK chip has failed for red section.
If you cannot move the blue either horizontal or vertical, then the STK chip has failed for the blue section.

If you can move both in each direction then the problem is something else.

Note if one STK chip fails, you replace both regardless. There may only be one STK chip in this set. If there are two, they will be right next to each other.

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WS-55857 uses two STK-392-570 convergence IC's----you may have bad solder connections on them but what is more likely(I have seen this in sets that Mitsubishi made that use this chip) is that some of the pins are broken loose inside one or both of the chips.

Considering the labor to get the board out to resolder it, might as well just replace BOTH of the chips------Usually this repair can be done right in your home and takes about an hour.

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If you are not able to do the repair most shops charge 300-400 for this kind of repair; look in your area and if they say "needs to go to shop" keep looking; any good tech can do this repair right in your home.

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You will need to look in the small signal board section of your service manual.

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Hello Phyko14:

The convergence needs to be realigned, that is something that a repair center will need to do.

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there is a setting in the menu under setup i believe it is called
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