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Magic focus not working colors not aligning

The magic focus button is not working right is there a way to auto focus it as the greens and reds are not aligned on the left third of the TV

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If Magic focus will not correct it (it is the limited auto convergence for this set) both the convergence chips which should be stk392-110 or 150 will have to be replaced, convergence is done with the original remote with set in the Decam ( tech convergence mode).

The parts are not that expensive and TVrpairparts.com sells kits with instructions for these sets by model number.

Posted on Dec 10, 2012

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SOURCE: Colors are not aligned Magic focus ?

The magic focus will stop if there is a bad sensor and or a problem in the convergence circuit.

This set uses two STK-392-110 convergence chips--both along with any of the resistors that protect them need to be replaced and the set adjusted--I have repaired hundreds of these sets----


Confirm model number----and if you go into the customer menu and either red or blue will not move in any or some direction--the chips have to be replaced---LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU FIND AND I CAN GIVE YOU FAIRLY DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS ON WHERE TO GET THE PARTS AND WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THIS REPAIR.

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get a shop manual,it tells how to do the whole convergence process and how to store it to the rom memory to save it.

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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SOURCE: MAGIC FOCUS

I had the same problem. Had to have the amplifier replaced. Cost about $100.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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SOURCE: magic Focus error green 5.

Here's a link to perform a DCAM convergence on your television and reset your magic focus. Instructions for the S series are halfway down but be sure to read the whole page. Best of luck.
Greg

http://www.hdtvoice.com/voice/showthread.php?t=3736

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Hitachi 43fwx20b magic focus the 3 colors are not adjust.

First have the convergence IC's replaced these are the two large black IC's mounted on an metal heat sink.

Posted on Oct 24, 2009

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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.
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· “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
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· 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.


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2. (7x5) Press “0” 5 times
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I had the same problem. Had to have the amplifier replaced. Cost about $100.

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