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Red Convergence out on right side of the screen only

Hello, I recently got a Samsung HCM4215W 42" TV, and have found that almost immediately after turning on the set, the red convergence goes out. However, it's fine when the set is first turned on, and it's only on the right side of the screen (as you are facing it). Is this a convergence board problem, or something I can adjust?

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  • collin_mcgre Dec 15, 2008

    I replaced both ICs, convergence can be perfectly adjusted now.

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Projection TV sets have several common problems listed below.

Problem #1) Convergence

Symptoms:

  • Screen Looks 3-D
  • Colors wont align
  • Screen may look distorted
  • No Audio/Video - makes a chirping sound.
Example Photo:
Red Convergence out on right side of the screen on - 5f6e85c.jpg
Problem #2 CRT Fluid has clouded over.

Symptoms


  • Dull Video, Washed out
  • White/Bright looking video
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking
Example Photo:
ee1ca68.jpg

You can see moreRed Convergence out on right side of the screen on - bb0cf99.pngnd find a fix here...

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

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Your chips are most likely bad or you bridged the soldering.

For all others with similar convergence problems

This is a common problem.

Symptoms:


  • Screen Looks 3D
  • Colors wont align
  • Video may look distorted
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

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Needs new convergence amps and possibly a few low ohm resistors.
Those Samsung amps usually run hot to the touch and sometimes only last 4 to 5 years depending on usage.

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Bad chips or faulty soldering.

Projection TV sets have several common problems listed below.

Problem #1) Convergence

Symptoms:

  • Screen Looks 3-D
  • Colors wont align
  • Screen may look distorted
  • No Audio/Video - makes a chirping sound.
Example Photo:
5f6e85c.jpg
Problem #2 CRT Fluid has clouded over.

Symptoms


  • Dull Video, Washed out
  • White/Bright looking video
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking
Example Photo:
ee1ca68.jpg

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

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

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Ghost like shadows


It seems your TV Samsung HCM4215W has problem in convergence board and need to be replaced.
You can get that board from Parts Store on $76
If you have bit electronics knowledge and know how about tv repair, you can replace it by yourself or get help of local tv tech person.

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Samsung HCM4215W


Unplug the power.

Remove largest plug from convergence board. Plug in TV, see if it starts. If it does, then a convergence IC is are shorted.

Repair convergence

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Hi Greg,
Sounds like you have a bad convergence chip in the convergence board. Unfortunatly, about 80% of the rear projection sets I work on have this similar problem. I suggest that you change both chips ( there are 2 of the same ) and remember to use heat sink compound as this is why you not have the problem ( excessive heat destoys electronic components). Good Luck
Ed
NC Electronic
Mills, Wyoming

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Use PANASONIC STK's.They are expensive,but they hold up!Safe,durable repairs require OEM or BETTER quality replacement parts.

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