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Convergence need help to fix my tv. still having convergency problem even after changing the stk's. the set now comes on and off as soon as i switch it on. what could be the problem.

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Often, when the convergence STKs go they take a few associated components out with them. Without the board here in front of me it'd be hard to identify what may have also gone out.

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Unable to adjust red convergence much red shadowing


Not able to do auto or manual convergence adjustment.The tv convergence board is dead.The tv convergence board,must be replacing 2 STK convergence ICS and some or all of it resistors too.To fix the convergence board to solved the tv picture convergence problems.The shop,will cost u like $300-350 for parts and labors.

Mar 02, 2011 | Philips 60PP9202 60" Rear Projection...

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My picture has a red and blue seoaration that looks like an old 3d film


All projection TV sets have two very common problems. One is convergence ( 3D/Warped video or dead set) the other is CRT fluid ( Dull Video). Here are more details and solutions for both.

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. In some cases the TV will also not show any video. 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. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some pics of convergence problems.


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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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You can get the correct parts, step by step photo instruction guides, and support from www.TvRepairKits.com or click here

Feb 25, 2011 | Sony KP-51WS500 51" Rear Projection...

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On my HD1080 Mitsubishi projection flat screen 55809 the picture is bowed on top and bottem and it look as if the projectors themselves are offset, but the picture is clearer as you come toward the center....


It could be one of two things: Either a bad solder joint or convergence IC failure.

Convergence IC failure is very common. 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.

Try This:
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

Feb 20, 2011 | Mitsubishi WS-55809 55" Rear Projection...

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Color will not match up


if your talking about the sets convergence does not line up and it looks like a 3-D picture than The best advice I can tell you at this point is to go to tvrepairkits.com and order the complete convergence kit for your model of TV set, no need to search and order multiple parts from different sources and pay multiple shipping fees! Go to http://www.tvrepairkits.com/xcart/home.php?partner=larry
The kit comes with original Sanyo STK IC'S , not those cheap aftermarket or china made IC'S full pictorial directions, the thermal paste, resistors, the correct Pico fuses, AND free live on-Line tech assistance in case you run into a problem with the repair. They ship out 2 to 3 day Priority mail, the next day in most cases GOOD LUCK!!!
Larry Dillon.
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3342653-convergence_fix

May 08, 2010 | Hitachi 51UWX20B 51" Rear Projection...

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Magnavox 51" Model # 51MP392H/17 problem.


Do not adjust any knobs as instucted in the previous thread if you TV have a convergence problem. Doing so will only make things worse. The blog does however show you how to fix other common problems with these sets.

Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem

  • 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.
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Here is a quick test....

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

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.



You should be able to move them 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.

2c07611.pngSolution #1

You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. They have put together a kits for most models. If you don't see a kit for your set send them a quick note and they will put one together for you. Their kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, etc.

Mar 12, 2009 | Philips Magnavox 51MP392H Rear Projection...

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How can I go to convergence adjustment mode of Sony KP-EF41SNS , thanks


Do not adjust any knobs as instucted in the previous thread if you TV have a convergence problem as shown below. Doing so will only make things worse. If however your TV does not have a convergence problem those tips may help.

Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem

  • 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.
701cb04.jpg
77ea520.jpg
f0900cb.jpg
Here is a quick test....

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

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.



You should be able to move them 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.

2c07611.pngSolution #1

You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. They have put together a kits for most models. If you don't see a kit for your set send them a quick note and they will put one together for you. Their kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, etc.

Mar 01, 2009 | Sony KP-53HS30 53" Rear Projection...

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The red on the digital array will not line up.


Do not adjust any knobs as instucted in the previous thread if you TV have a convergence problem. Doing so will only make things worse. The blog does however show you how to fix other common problems with these sets.

Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem

  • 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.
701cb04.jpg
77ea520.jpg
f0900cb.jpg
Here is a quick test....

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

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.



You should be able to move them 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.

2c07611.pngSolution #1

You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. They have put together a kits for most models. If you don't see a kit for your set send them a quick note and they will put one together for you. Their kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, etc.

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Rca d40w20 tv convergence and power on problems


The problem is most likely due to a defective convergence IC.

There are two convergence STK ICs located on the convergence board.

You need first to test the ICS, by checking for continuity the pico fuses at the base of the ICs, then replace the faulty STK.

You should trying doing it yourself only if you are a proven electronic repairer.

Nov 07, 2008 | RCA Scenium D40W20 40" Rear Projection...

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Colors separated


You need change STK392-560(can use STK392-570)
I guess it happend when holding bolts weaken to radiator.(Check other STK on next radiator)
You have to change STK on right radiator.
Disconnect small connectors. You can l leave Hi Voltage two lines(RED). unscrew board.
Pool board out.
Unscrew STK. Set board verticaly. Just pool STK bu pincet and heatup solder. One by one...
Clean halles.
Set new STK with thermopasta on board in to hallsradiator. Screw up.
Wet contacts by liquid fluse. And sosler them.
Clean up by alcohol...Check for short by lense...
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