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Convergence Problems with red to left of screen.

I have a PT-53WX53 that the red color has moved to the left side of the picture. In hi def 1080i it is about 4 inch. to the left of the screen. If I put the tv in 480p mode the red almost comes back in line with the other colors but the red still will not move right or left but will move up and down when I try to converge the red. I called tech. support and they said something about 2 chips may be bad. Do you have any ideas what parts I need to replace and parts # to the chips. And what is the remote control converge that one person was talking about that you said is so hard to do. Thanks

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Replace Both STKs convergence ICs number of part will be on them STK392-110 if this is the number use 180s To order Parts Go To www.electronix.com or Call 1-900-223-3205 These ICs are big black chips.

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Problem #1: Convergence Chip Failure ( common problem )

Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem
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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 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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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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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, photos. instructions, etc

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It sounds to me like the convergence amps themselves have failed. Ic7001 and Ic7002, both are STK392-110 Sanyo built Ic's and not an expensive job for a qualified shop. When shopping around for a shop to repair it ask what they charge for replacement of the convergence amps in this unit. And take the unit to them to save pickup and delivery charges...
Have a great day!
Bill

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