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I have a blue shadow outlining faces and pictures on my 50" is it color adjustment? how can I fix it - Please

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  • Larry Labonte
    Larry Labonte Jan 19, 2009

    to vauge need exacts SFRT - do they need replacing or a whole board.

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    just frustrated

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No this is not a color adjustment sorry to say! it sounds like the circut board thet runs the color lenses inside your tv has some burnt out capciters and the circut board will need replaced! (the one thet controls the blue lens!) Please rate my response!
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The picture has a green outlined shadow


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Projection TV sets have two very common problems. One is convergence ( 3D/Warped video) the other is CRT fluid ( Dull Video). Here are more details and solutions for both. Repair kits with instructions are also avail from 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....


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  • 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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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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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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Our tv has red and green shadows on the picture when words come on at the bottom of screen they look like a shadow double Peoples faces will be outlined with red and green lines


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How can that blue shadow be fixed in the picture.


This tv have a convergence problems,it dead.Tv have colors lines R,G,B mis alingment anywhere in the picture,having colors shadow pictures or 3D pictures look alike?The tv convergence board is dead,the 2 STK convergence ICS and some or all of it resistors are dead too.These parts on the tv convergence board,must be replaced to solved the tv convergence picture problems.The shop,will cost u like $300-350 for parts and labors.

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My tv has lots of red and green. Faces are shadowed by a red outline. It occurs on all channels and dvd.


If problem does not fix by flash focus/ convergence adjustment in Menu then replace convergence output ICs on D board of tv that sounds defective and causing problem.
Comvergence output ICs replacement requires soldering work with proper tools and electronics knowledge/ experience, call local tech if you have no experience.

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Its a convergence problem. You may want to check the site www.tvrepairkits.com. Every thing they said every description was right on. The best money I ever spent and the confidence you get from doing it yourself, Its a great feeling of achievement not to forget the live messenger support is instantaneous, friendly and informative if you need to fix your tv go to tvrepairkits.com I fixed a philips 60 inch tv in 45 minutes, The convergecne chips were bad thanks a million. You guys saved me 250.00 bucks. I'll be recommending you to everyone I know!

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Problem #1 - CONVERGENCE PROBLEM

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....
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  • Colors don't line up
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  • 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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