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Cannot adjust convergence on Mitsubishi RPTV

Not sure if I'm doing something wrong but I cannot adjust the convergence on my RPTV Anybody have tips or how to's on this?

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  • tntbenham Nov 28, 2008

    The picture is bowed almost like a fish bowl. It started doing this after I moved into my current house. Maybe I shook something loose???

    I had a cable guy out to install cable and he said it is adjustable but I cannot seem to figure it out. Is this true? If so do you have any info on how to adjust?

    If the resistors need to be replaced is there a how to or should I leave it to the experts. I work with low voltage electronics so I am pretty good with that kinda stuff just a little warry of breaking/damaging something else.

  • tntbenham Nov 29, 2008

    Wow that's alot of info. I do use a soldering iron occasionally and a multimeter pretty much every day. I'm gonna open the TV up and take a look to see if I feel comfortable enough to tackle it or not.

  • taurarious Jan 06, 2009

    i have almost the same problem except my convergence is only off on the blue lamp. the blue wont even move when in the convergence menu. i have just ignored the problem by simply turning the blue lamp almost all the way down> give sort of an antique lens look, but im getting sick of it.



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As long as there is no bowing in the picture and the color does not want to move then there is probably just a bad resistor on the convergence IC that controls the color alignment , thus the resistors would have to be tested to find the low valued resistor on the IC

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

  • jason Nov 28, 2008

    and this will be on the big heat sink with the amp chips labled STK & #'s , but if there are no bad resistors then the chips will have to be replaced

  • jason Nov 28, 2008

    well for sure the STK IC's will need replacing when the picture is bowed , here is an example of the STK's

    thanks for rating , but that hurts our rating as only a fixya helps

    Also if you cannot solder well and be able to determine resistor values and measurements with a multimeter , you will definatly have problems in try to fix the problem IC's

    still need any other assistance? i can help determine and how to , if you can do this repair



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