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I read that there is a blue reset button for the Magic Focus button inside the front of the TV and that all you need to do is pop off the front grid but, I can't figure out how to pop off the front grid on the TV.

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The blue button is not for magic focus on this model----the front grill beneath the screen can be removed and behind it is an inspection plate---the tiny blue button is at the front and to the left and with set on and it pressed the set will enter the decam mode----a grid of lines will show and then buttons on the original remote do different things to adjust convergence and then save the adjustments.

I convergence is way off don't try to adjust it as it will only make matters worse---usually the two chips need to be replaced and sometimes a resistor as well.

Posted on Nov 03, 2012

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SOURCE: Magic Focus does not work.

Convergence issues usually resolved by changing convergence output amplifier IC's.....Original STK392-110 should be replaced
with upgrade Stk394-160E Hitachi part # CZ 01341,change both
for reliability.....check B+ feed resistors for over-heating....T.

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Looks like the picture is in 3D...magic focus won't adjust green

Replace Both of your STK ICs they are Big Black ICs Also CK and replace these resistors RK42 3.3 /RK46 1.8 /RK50 2.7/ RK54 1.5 RK54 1.5/ RK58 3.9 /RK62 2.2

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SOURCE: Is there a Magic Focus function on 53XDF01B?

The correct model is 53fdx01b. There is a mogic focus button on the front of the set. Procedure for Chassis DP05F, DP05, HP11, HP12:
1. Press and hold the DIGITAL ARRAY or CONVERGENCE ADJUST button on front panel.
2. While the button is held down, then press the INPUT or ANT button on remote control.
3. The unit will now be in the DCAM.
NOTE:
1. Proceed with digital convergence adjustment.
2. Remember to save the correction data.
3. Units with MAGIC FOCUS only - Failure to initialize MAGIC FOCUS sensors after saving
convergence correction data will result in a STATIC (+) display when MAGIC FOCUS attempts
to run. The technician will then be required to access the service only switch behind the front
cover to get back into the DCAM to initialize the sensors, since the procedure to access DCAM
without removing the front panel, requires MAGIC FOCUS to be running.
4. To exit, press the POWER button on the front panel.

Posted on May 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Hitachi projection tv 53SDX01B is out of focus how do you reset.

if magic focus will not correct convergence problem look in the customer menu for the word CONVERGENCE---IF BLUE WILL NOT ADJUST IN some direction, one of the two Stk-392-110(or 392-150) convergence Ic chips are bad; you may also find some burnt or discolored resistors behind them----this kind of problem is usually fixable right in your home; if you need direct help;;;



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Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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SOURCE: picture is out of focus. Tried Magic focus -

There are two common problems with these sets.

Problem #1) Convergence

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...

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Hitachi 51F500 magic focus wont work, blue has "dropped", when I use the magic focus on auto it does nothing, when I use manual focus the grid has the blue scooped down and I can't seem to get it back in...


Sounds like your blue convergence module is faulty along with a few resistors. There is two convergence modules in your set(stk-392-020) and when one fails, the both of them are usually replaced with a matched pair .If you have a good knowledge of electronic you may replace them yourself.otherwise you`ll need the help of a tv repairman. Hope this help. Good luck

Nov 17, 2009 | Hitachi 51F500 51" Rear Projection...

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Our hitachi has horizontal lines across the screen first it was just a small area now it half of the screen what could be causing this?


I have a suggestion that will tell you and me exactly what your problem is--Does set have small button on front that says MAGIC FOCUS? If it does press it and after it starts press it again--it will stop the magic focus and bring up the convergence grid on the screen----you will see a grid of lines and just need to look at them----if red or blue is out of place you have a convergence problem--very common on this kind of set.

If set does not have MAGIC FOCUS BUTTON (IT IS ON THE RIGHT OF THE KEYBOARD AND MAY BE RECESSED) You can remove the front speaker grill and the inspection plate behind it----there is a tiny small push button switch on the left front of the circuit boards--it will have blue button--us something not metal (I use a eraser end of a pencil) this will engage the set into the same convergence mode.

You just need to see what the grid looks like--if it is skewed etc--YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A CONVERGENCE PROBLEM.

If it is a convergence problem I CAN TELL YOU WHAT IS INVOLVED TO REPAIR THE SET---it will depend if you can do it yourself or need to have someone do it for you--most of this repair is just getting at a few parts and being able to do good soldering etc.


Try to check to see if you actually have a Convergence trouble or something else--if the lines on the grid are not white--red or blue bowed or out of place anywhere--it is convergence problem.

Seeing is believing and if you see the grid looks bad.


let me know--I am here to help people---I HAVE FIXED HUNDREDS OF HITACHI SETS WITH ALL KINDS OF TROUBLES--CONVERGENCE IS THE MOST COMMON PROBLEM--BY THE WAY: CONFIRM THAT ACTUAL MODEL NUMBER IS 51F500.


regards, SD TECH

Oct 15, 2009 | Hitachi 51F500 51" Rear Projection...

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Magic focus problem


in the menu first check if focus is set to auto or manual, need to be auto, if it is then pop off the front cover and acess panel with TV on cafefully press small button on signal pcb front edge, this is service mode, press pip mode,then pip channel after intialize turn TV off then on, function should be restored.

Aug 09, 2009 | Televison & Video

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Have a 53" Hitachi HDTV that bows at the top and the bottom. I was told one of the transitors or transformes blew. I also do not have the regular magic focus just the static focus now. I tried to alli


Projection TV sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the video to look normal. When its out of alignment the video will look 3D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the TV menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projeciton sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Common Symptoms include....
  • 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.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some photos of convergence problems.

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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. And you should be able to get the grid straight.

If you can't move them in all directions or cant move them far enough 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 fix

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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 are handy and can follow directions. You can get complete repair kits from TvRepairKits.com or click here. They have put together DIY repair kits that include the OEM parts and step by step photo instructions for each repair. If you are not handy or can't follow directions we would suggest calling a shop.

May 03, 2009 | Hitachi 53FDX20B 53" Rear Projection...

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I have 46ux13k hitachi tv and i need to know if there is atrick to adjusting the convergence.


Manual Convergence for the Hitachi. YOU WILL NEED ORIGINAL HITACHI REMOTE. NONE ELSE WILL DO
1. Receive an NTSC signal.
2. Press Magic Focus to begin magic focus
3. Press magic focus again during the magic focus process to get the “stop” screen.
4. While stop screen is up, press STATUS or INFO on the remote control (R/C) to bring you to DCAM mode and the service grid (64 point grid).
5. When you first get in here? I believe red is the selected color by default (it is flashing).
6. To choose other colors to converge, use the following buttons on the R/C:
· “STATUS” - Green
· “0” - Red
· “ANT” – Blue

ONE COLOR WILL NOT MOVE. YOU WILL NEED TO MOVE OTHER COLORS TO ALIGN TO IT.
7. Start from the center of the screen and work your way out on one color at a time. I adjusted red across the whole screen to match green. Then I switched to blue, and adjusted that to green as well. After you adjust blue, you
may want to go back and adjust some red again? etc. until the convergence looks good.

· Use 4, 6, 2, and 5 on the R/C to move the cursor position (dotted lines).
· Use thumb stick to move the convergence point color.


Then going along the lines and adjusting, you may run into the problem of getting an ‘S’ curve on the line. You’ll know if you get there. Basically, no matter what you do to adjust the line to be converged, the middle of the line between the points will not straighten out (it bends between the points). To fix this, the manual recommends going to the (7x5) mode which gives you less points to adjust. I had this problem, and the solution worked. There is also another mode (3x3) which gives you even less points. Basically, if the set looks good, you only fine tune it in (13x9) mode (64 point). If you have serious problems, the grids work as:
3x3 – ‘coarse’
7x5 – ‘medium’
13x9 – ‘fine’
10) To get to each of these patterns use the following on the R/C: (only if you need to)
1. (3x3) Press “STATUS” 5 times (only works when DCU is in uncorrected state)
2. (7x5) Press “0” 5 times
3. (13x9) Press “ANT” 5 times
11) If you adjust the 3x3, then you should go to the 7x5, and then the 13x9. You get the point… depending on where you start, work your way up, and always finish on the 13x9
12) When finishing up the 13x9 mode, to get additional ‘grids’ on the edges of the screen, press the PIP CH button on the remote control while in the digital convergence adjustment mode (DCAM). Fine tune the edge convergence as necessary. To exit, press PIP CH again.
13) When convergence is acceptable, press PIP MODE to write data to ROM memory. ROM WRITE? is displayed to alarm system that ROM will be overwritten with new data. Press the PIP MODE button again to write displayed data to ROM.
14) DATA WRITE TO ROM will take approximately 4 seconds and no picture will be displayed.
15) Green dots will be displayed when operation is completed.
16) Press MUTE to return to convergence pattern, then confirm again convergence is acceptable.
17) Turn power OFF.
18) Wait a few seconds. Turn the TV on, and you should have your normal signal. Press Magic Focus button just to make sure the magic focus still works (and that you did the last few steps properly)


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You must have the original remote to do complete convergence adjustments. Remote method: Press MAGIC FOCUS button on front panel to start the magic focus. When magic focus is running, press MAGIC FOCUS again. STOP should appear onscreen. Immediately press RECALL or STATUS on the remote (must be pressed before STOP vanishes). The set is now in DCAM (Digital Convergence Adjustment Mode). Manual method: Remove the front grill and access panel or reach around from the back and press the little pushbutton located in the front left corner of the PC board, next to the Digital Convergence Module.
Once in DCAM, the remote buttons STATUS selects green, 0 selects red and ANT selects blue. 2,4,5 and 6 move the cursor and the thumbstick makes the corrections.Make all necessary corrections and then press PIP MODE. The words ROM WRITE? appear onscreen. Press PIP MODE again to store settings. When green dots appear, press MUTE to return to convergence pattern. Press PIP MODE (ROM WRITE? appears again) and then press PIP CH. This will Initialize the internal sensor data positions. When INIT finishes, press POWER on the TV and convergence is complete.

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Manual Convergence for the Hitachi. YOU WILL NEED ORIGINAL HITACH REMOTE CONTROL. NONE ELSE WILL DO.
1. Receive an NTSC signal.
2. Press Magic Focus to begin magic focus
3. Press magic focus again during the magic focus process to get the “stop” screen.
4. While stop screen is up, press STATUS or INFO on the remote control (R/C) to bring you to DCAM mode and the service grid (64 point grid).
5. When you first get in here? I believe red is the selected color by default (it is flashing).
6. To choose other colors to converge, use the following buttons on the R/C:
· “STATUS” - Green
· “0” - Red
· “ANT” – Blue

7. Start from the center of the screen and work your way out on one color at a time. I adjusted red across the whole screen to match green. Then I switched to blue, and adjusted that to green as well. After you adjust blue, you
may want to go back and adjust some red again? etc. until the convergence looks good.

· Use 4, 6, 2, and 5 on the R/C to move the cursor position (dotted lines).
· Use thumb stick to move the convergence point color.


Then going along the lines and adjusting, you may run into the problem of getting an ‘S’ curve on the line. You’ll know if you get there. Basically, no matter what you do to adjust the line to be converged, the middle of the line between the points will not straighten out (it bends between the points). To fix this, the manual recommends going to the (7x5) mode which gives you less points to adjust. I had this problem, and the solution worked. There is also another mode (3x3) which gives you even less points. Basically, if the set looks good, you only fine tune it in (13x9) mode (64 point). If you have serious problems, the grids work as:
3x3 – ‘coarse’
7x5 – ‘medium’
13x9 – ‘fine’
10) To get to each of these patterns use the following on the R/C: (only if you need to)
1. (3x3) Press “STATUS” 5 times (only works when DCU is in uncorrected state)
2. (7x5) Press “0” 5 times
3. (13x9) Press “ANT” 5 times
11) If you adjust the 3x3, then you should go to the 7x5, and then the 13x9. You get the point… depending on where you start, work your way up, and always finish on the 13x9
12) When finishing up the 13x9 mode, to get additional ‘grids’ on the edges of the screen, press the PIP CH button on the remote control while in the digital convergence adjustment mode (DCAM). Fine tune the edge convergence as necessary. To exit, press PIP CH again.
13) When convergence is acceptable, press PIP MODE to write data to ROM memory. ROM WRITE? is displayed to alarm system that ROM will be overwritten with new data. Press the PIP MODE button again to write displayed data to ROM.
14) DATA WRITE TO ROM will take approximately 4 seconds and no picture will be displayed.
15) Green dots will be displayed when operation is completed.
16) Press MUTE to return to convergence pattern, then confirm again convergence is acceptable.
17) Turn power OFF.
18) Wait a few seconds. Turn the TV on, and you should have your normal signal. Press Magic Focus button just to make sure the magic focus still works (and that you did the last few steps properly)


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Hel whit mi hitachi


Remove speaker grill cover on tv lower front.Remove access panel.
Locate small blue push switch = activate convergence grid,then
use 2 & 8 , 4 & 6 , and enter along with adjuster arrows if I
remember right, then magic focus last..............T.

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You will need the convergence circuit repaired......IC's replaced,
B+ resistors checked and then magic focus activated......T.

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