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Samsung hcm 5525w

I just bought this set and am having the same problems as alot of others. double vision and alot of extra red.however i would like to fix the problems my self. i have been in the electrical field for abovt 7 yrs. and feel very comfortable working on the set. if u have any advice or information that would be helpful i would be very appreciative!! my e-mail is jonb_1234 at yahoo

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If this set is new, a problem like this would be covered by warranty. If it is no longer under warranty, locate the convergence ICs which will be large black ICs attacked to a heatsink. Try resoldering the pins on these ICs first. If that does not resolve the problem, replace the ICs. These should be marked STKxxx.

Keep me posted,
Dan

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

  • Mark Turner
    Mark Turner Oct 25, 2011

    I took my convergence board out and took it to the local TV repair shop, he had the IC Chips in stock. He desoldered and installed the new IC chips for $69 (chips & Labor)...cheaper than I could have bought the board for online.

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When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. 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 and others.
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The first common problem is convergence


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*Dull looking picture
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its the convergence problem in your power supply board

please check out this links

for convergence board ics reparing it your self

http://home.earthlink.net/~oleg.filippov/ConvergenceFix.htm

and for convergence settings

http://www.somelifeblog.com/2007/06/sony-projection-tv-red-line-repair.html

thanks.

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Check this link for the parts you need.
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