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Colors bleeding, red tint around images

The colors appear to be bleeding onto the top left and lower right of the screen. There is also double images appearing with a red tint around all images on the screen.

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The liquid coolant between the guns and the lenses may be fogged, low, or both. If the red gun has fogged coolant, you'll see red fringing around objects. It can be drained and refilled with new coolant, but it's gotta be the right stuff. You may be able to get some from a junk set, as I have done with success. Shine a light into the front of each lens. If the liquid has gone bad, you'll be able to see it.

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There is a double image on the screen, and the color is off, with a red tint


Projection TV sets have several common problems listed below.

Problem #1) Convergence

Symptoms:

  • Screen Looks 3D
  • Colors wont align
  • Screen may look distorted
  • No Audio/Video - TV makes a chirping sound.
Problem #2 CRT Fluid has clouded over. Symtoms
  • Dull looking video
  • White looking video
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking video

You can see some examples and find a fix here...

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Mar 05, 2010 | Toshiba 50H72 50" Rear Projection...

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The image appears to have excessive yellow tint. and there are no images coming thru the blue projector


This is a common problem. Its called a convergence failure.

Problem #1) Convergence

Symptoms:

  • Screen Looks 3D
  • Colors wont align
  • Screen may look distorted
  • TV shutdown - does not display video
Problem #2 CRT Fluid has clouded over. Symtoms
  • Dull looking video
  • White looking video
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking video

You can see some examples and find a fix here...

bb0cf99.pnghttp://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Feb 20, 2010 | Philips 55PW9363 55" Rear Projection...

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Color wash at upper right corner of screen and lower left corner, color bleed. Resembles the colors of a florescent yellow or purple highlighter.


Projection TV sets have two common problems. The first is known as a convergence problem. Common symptoms are....
  • 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.
The other common problem is cloudy CRT fluid in the lens.

Common Symptoms - you TV may have one or more of these...
  • Dull Video
  • Bright video - whiteish
  • Redish video
  • Halos around objects
You can see some example photos and find a solution here...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Nov 27, 2009 | Panasonic PT-61HX40 61" Rear Projection...

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I have a double screen on the top left and bottom right sides with a redish tint to it


Ur convergence it dead,know how to solders?Tries these websites for convergence kit.Tv repair World.com,Tv repair kits.

Oct 24, 2009 | Sony KP-53HS30 53" Rear Projection...

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Getting a double screen on the top left and lower right sides of the screen with a red tint to it


Here are some of the most common symptoms and examples of a convergence problem.

This is a very common failure on Projection TV2.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.
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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 Sanyo2.gif 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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Samsung HCN4727W Rear Projection TV, green screen, audio works


These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired. Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony, Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai2_bing.gif,Pioneer, Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
You can get more information and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from the link below.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

Problem #1) Convergence

Yours may have one or more of the following symptoms...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2 - Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

bb0cf99.pngYou can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Jul 10, 2009 | Samsung HL-R4667W Rear Projection...

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Double Image Red and Green


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.


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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 email and they will put one together for you. Their kits includes photo instruction guides, original Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, etc.

Feb 08, 2009 | Sony KP-46WT510 46" Rear Projection HDTV

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Double image in bright blue with philips model 55pw9363/17f



You may have 1 of two problems.

1) Convergence Chips are failing - Using your original remote goto the "convergence" screen. 

Try to adjust the red - UP - DOWN - LEFT - RIGHT

Next try to adjust the blue - UP - DOWN - LEFT - RIGHT

If you can move both colors in all directions you do not have a convergence issue. 

If you can't move one or more colors in one or more directions the convergence chips are defective and need to be replaced. 

If your convergence chips test out ok the most likely problem is......

2) CRT Coolant is cloudy  - The bright outline you described is one common symptom. Other symptoms include dull images, red or orange tint, halo around images.   

If you goto the site www.TvRepairKits.com - and click on "Tips" - you will find more detailed instructions on how to check the convergence.  

Dec 04, 2008 | Philips 55PW9363 55" Rear Projection...

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Double image - colors out of sync, concave image


bad converage ic's, check reisters around them and fuses for -&+VCC

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Red Screen


first try going to the menu on the tv and adjusting the red blue and green tint....if not the u need to remove the front pannel and move the the the top left knob on the setting to lower the tint...

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