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Samsung model pcl 5415r tv looks like its in 3d

Manual and auto convergence aren't working....tv is about 4 yrs old now.. is it worth fixing? is it easy?
tv looks like we should be wearing 3D glasses to view it.

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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.

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Samsung HDTV model HCL4715w1 has horizontal wavy lines in the middle of the screen. Is it worth Fixing? Any solutions to this problem?


Yes,tv screen have R,G,B colors lines mis alingnments,have colors shaded pictures or 3D pictures look aike?Tv have a problems known as convergence pictures problems.The tv convergence board it is dead.This convergence board must require replacement of 2 STK convergence ICS and some or all of it resistors too.Fixed the tv convergence board to solved the tv convergence pictures problems.U have some mechanical skills like take things aparts and putting it back together again?Yes,try website like Tvrepairworld.com to buy a whole refurbish tv convergence board for the replacement.The DLP tvs brands names Samsung and Akai used the same tv convergence board.Or tries those tvs shops will cost u like $300-$350 for parts and labors.

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HI i have an RCA HD52W59 and the picture looks 3D, I can use the manual convergence but when tv is shut off and turned back on it goes back to the 3D look and the auto convergence does not work - the...


Projection TV sets have two very common problems. One is convergence ( 3D/Warped video) the other is CRT fluid ( Dull Video). Below are more details for both items. Also, complete repair kits with instructions and repair support are avail from site such as www.TvRepairKits.com

Common Problem #1) Convergence has gone out

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 projection 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 pics of convergence problems.


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69189a5.pngSOLUTION #1

For more more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Common 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.

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TV set after fluid change

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69189a5.pngSOLUTION

You can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

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My Mitsubishi TV is about 12-14 yrs old. The


DLP projection tvs are bulky and have a design flaw in the convergence board the 2 STK convergence ICS alway dies constinely require replacement,if u use about 4 or 5 hours day in and day out.If the old Mitsubishi tv several years since is was repair,u use it alot?If yes,it time to retire it,and buy the refurbish Plama tv.Not,than get the old tv repair.U Know how to solders?Tries Websites Tv repair World.com,Tvrepairkits.com to buy a convergence kit to repair it ur self.U can go to You Tube type in Convergence problems will see a tutoring video in repairing 2 STK Convergence ICS.

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I know that I need a convergence power supply board.


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.

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How do you align the colors


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http://servicemanuals.vstore.ca/

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Model VS-45501A  probably not worth fixing at around 400.00
for a convergence circuit overhaul......T.

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Just had the exact same problem. A Technician from an authorized Samsung service center checked mine and said the convergence unit was gone and it does not allow the TV to turn on. He demo-ed by turning the convergence off and the TV turned on but the picture is very poor and out of focus. He also told me a need a blue tube and other parts for a total cost of ~ $800. No impressed as this TV is only 4 yrs old and is now worthless.

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Check for CRT coolant leak on PCB.Clean spill, try again to verify.

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