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Alighning tv I'm trying to realighn my tv because it 's colors are misalighned and there is a arch to the picture. Went to screen then to that area you should get to alighn rearprojection #6 but it's not there. Lost manual is there a code or something I'm missing. My Son tried to do it manually by opening the front panel got the center looking good but couldn't get the arch out

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To the fist question asked. I belive it sounds like you have a bad Convergence Board in it. My advice to you would be to have it replaced ASAP!

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I have an alinemenet problem with my rca tv P52929 i went to the book and it said to go to the menu and select 3 which is the screen menu then select option 6 which is the adjust projection tv. this is suppose to allow you to adjust the the tv's three colors. it says to select the green centering to adjust the green tube. blue for the blue and red for the red. it says to center the green first then adjust the red and blue tubes until the test pattern on the tv screen appears white. i hope this helps you. my problem is that the program is not in my tv. it has everything else but not the option 6 to adjust the tv. this may be your problem to. good luck.

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Hi ,,my problem is one day turning on the tv and it turns itself off ..when i got it back on the color was distorted and theres a color arch thru the picture ...we get a picture but its not aligned ..and...

This would be called a convergence defect. IT is not a real bad repair but it will have to be done by an authorized RCA repair shop. The alignment takes a jig called a chipper checker. Call around your area. WE charge about 250.00 to do this in columbus GA. THat should give you a starting point
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Arched lines in dark screens whether it's Cable or DVD playing Model number: KP-57WV600 Sony 57inch rear projection TV

Ur convergence it dead.Do u know how to solders? Tries these websites. Tv repair or have it.Buy a convergence kit used what in that kit ur tv well get back to normal.The shop will cost u $300 for parts and labors.

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Colors arched and overlapping

if the option for convergence is still listed under the setting section of the on screen menu, then you need a convergence power supply board. If the convergence option is missing from the menu you need the ITC222 convergence missing repair kit. You can get either one at the following link they include instructions for the repair.

Jul 13, 2009 | RCA R52WM24 52" HDTV Projection Television

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Sony KP-57WS510 57 inch rear projection - Rainbow colors and arch

hi, you`ve lost your convergence ic`s, unless your very proficient at solder work I`d advise you call a tech, will require removing 2 large IC`s and possibly a few small support parts, resistors, chemical fuses etc. Every place is a little different but runs approx. 300.00 at my shop, gl, video-tek

Jun 04, 2009 | Sony KP-57WS510 57" Rear Projection HDTV

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The 3 colors are off, i have shadows and arches in the screen

It is failure of convergence ICs and these two ICs will be replaced on D board.
If you are comfortable with TV repair and know good soldering skills then can do the job easily.
Convergence ICs are mounted with sliver heat-sink on D Board of TV and part number will start with letter STK...
Get back to me if you need further info.

Jan 17, 2009 | Sony KP-57WS500 57" Rear Projection...

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Color distortion and arched picture

Your TV most likely has one of two possible problems.

Problem #1: Convergence Chip Failure ( common problem )

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.
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 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.

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.

TV set after fluid change


2c07611.pngSolution #2

What you will need to do is replace the coolant and clean the crt. You can get a repair kit from that includes replacement coolant, photos. instructions, etc.

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Color distortion and arched picture

It is problem of failure of convergence ICs or related circuit. Please confirm model number of your TV that is Sony KP-57WS500 to help you out.
It would be nice if you could past TV snap shot here for easy understanding.
Thank you.

Oct 02, 2008 | Sony KP-57WS500 57" Rear Projection...

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Re Degaussing

Now Degaussing and convergence are two different things, if you say its degaussing then you should have just a color differential in a certain area, meaning the color should not be arched, everything that passes through should pass throu only with the changing of color. Now if its a convergence the the color may lift upward in an arch, likely separated from the other colors, Red, Blue,or Green. So now which do you think you have? Deguassing usually give you a highish green color or yellow

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Arched picture at bottom seperating the green and red

Your tv has a convergance failure. the convergance ic's need to be replaced. Upgraded part # STK392-150 or STK392-160. Both ic's should be replaced to prevent future failure of other colors.

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Rear projection dark picture

Open up the front of the set and find the screen controls and perform a grey scal alighnment by adjusting the red , blue , and green screen controls but be carefull and make sure you adjust them evenly or the picture will not look right. Good Luck

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