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The picture has bowed and the colors are not aligned

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  • davidjont Jan 06, 2009

    my 60" rca rear projection is bowed on bottom of screen yet picture is otherwise fine.

  • Carter Bennett Jan 13, 2009

    My TV seens to do the same thing it looks almost like a double image with the screen bowing down from the top and up from the bottom. It used to happen every now and then now it only runs for about 15 min. before it goes wacky. It seems to have a very high pitched sound when it happens.


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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 fothe picture has bowed and - 69189a5.png/>
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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.

Posted on Jun 06, 2010

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SOURCE: Trouble Aligning Colors

If the convergence is missing in the menu in screens,you have a bad reg ic on the convergence power supply the part number is 215530,the power supply is located on the black plastic above the right module with all the heat sinks

Posted on Mar 07, 2008

SOURCE: Sony kp-53s35 bowed picture on top and bottom

Big Irish, you were right on. I brought the tv in to a shop and ha dit diagnosed, a convergence ic was bad, they ordered me one and I soldered it in and got it working. ready for this I spent a total of $272 for diagniosis and part. in my op[iniom that was not bad at all tv has been working for over a month.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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SOURCE: 51mp392H/17...bowing and color alignment off

Take the TV to a repair shop. It sounds like the convergence chips are bad. Be sure they change them as a pair or you'll wind up with the same problem again.

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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SOURCE: BOWED PICTURE AND COLOR CONVERGENCE

You can replace the whole convergance board assy Part #239126 or 239126R and it should take care of problem.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Bow tie looking picture with 3d color mis-alignment

you have lost convergence. First thing to check is to see if you are missing the convergence option in the customer setup menu. if you do not have this option then i suggest reading the article in the tips and tricks section entiltled "the fl231 fuse problem" this is a common and sometime easy repair if you do have it then you might need a convergence power board

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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My rear projection television is showing a double picture with the blue out of allignment. It also shows a bow on the top and a bow on the bottom.


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Projection sets have two very common problems outlined below.

The first common problem is convergence

These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. The TV can also shut down when the convergence starts to fail.

Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony, Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer, Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith, RCA and others.


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Problem #2 - Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

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