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My hitachi 60SBX72B having picture convergence problem, how to fi

Three color beams are not aligned over each other. TV was fine for last 10 years. This problem started while we were watching TV.

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  • rlputnam May 11, 2010

    You have been a great help. I have discovered that I can buy the convergence chip and cooling oil for $100+. Now I need to know how difficult is it to replace the chip and change the oil? How long would it take the average guy and how likely is it that he would be successful? Thanks!! Rick

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Your TV most likely has one or more 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.
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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 directimy hitachi 60SBX72B having picture convergence pro - 2c07611.pngnvergence 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.


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.
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TV set after fluid change

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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.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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Seems like the convergence chips are the problem. The picture with the bow in the center of top and bottom matches my screen. Also my colors don't line up.

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What i have read alignment of tubes can drift over time. Should setting for realignment. You may enter Service Mode. Hope this helps you.

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