Question about Philips 50P8341 50" Rear Projection Television

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One of my colors are not registering with the others.

Besides having a color alignment problem, the image at the bottom left of the screen is warped like if it has a bubble effect to it. My tv is a Philips 50P8341 50 in. Please help.

Rich

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  • theshadycrag Nov 25, 2008

    I was thinking about repairing it myself , however, if the part cost 38 bucks plus purchasing solter equipment at radio shack, might as well buy a used 27 in. tv for now for 25 bucks on craigslist until I could afford another sweet big screen. What do you think? Is it worth fixing? and what if it's not the convergence chip, and its the one of the resistors or God knows what else. Let me hear your feedback electech.

  • theshadycrag Nov 25, 2008

    Thanks for the help! Appreciated it.

  • theshadycrag Nov 25, 2008

    As Tony the Tiger would say: fixya, there great!

  • frederick496 Nov 27, 2008

    picture warp and moving lines

  • sarou Nov 27, 2008

    I am having the same problem, and would like to fix it myself. Can anybody give me line by line instruction on what I need to do. I have taken the back apart but that is as far has I gotten.



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You will need to get convergence done to correct the color alignment and the warped look , those are the exact signs of the convergence IC's failing
will you be trying to do the repair yourself or will you be needing to call an electronic repair shop?

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  • jason Nov 25, 2008

    this is in fact the convergece IC"s and maybe a resistor or two , but definately worth fixing

    I just got a big screen from cgaigslist because someone did not want to deal with it anymore but all it needed was the convergence

    anyway the warp and color alignment are the exact signs of the convergence and it is woth fixing!

  • jason Nov 25, 2008

    thanks for the rating but that hurts our scoring as the fixya is the only one that helps

  • jason Nov 25, 2008

    thank you very much!

    And if you need assistance in doing the repair just ask me and I'll help you through it!



    electech

  • jason Nov 25, 2008

    Also I would check the resistor values on the IC's, because that may be the only reason the color alignment is off!

    I had a tv that half the picture was toward the top and warped , but it was only a $2 resistor that was really bad! so check that first!

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