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Course and fine Convergence adjustments

I had major issue with green being out of whack so I tried to adjust in service man mode,no cigar. I replaced both STK 392-110's and green signal/squares are much better. How precise should the reference squares for each color be? Does anyone have grid or something to place on screen to get colors converged?

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Re: Course and fine Convergence adjustments

You don't need to raplace all the resisters! Only the bad ones. Remove one lead of each fusible resister out in front of the STK's & check for the ohmage by their color band. You will find the bad one or two resisters causing your problem.

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My convergence is fine but after professional replacement of the board there is a slight bowing and slanting of in-screen borders and some channels have a little distortion at the top of the screen. The...

First: If the convergence board was replaced--the set may need a total adjustment---this is why most good techs replace the convergence chips and any bad parts instead--also costs less----Second: to enter the service mode (it is done with the set already turned on) should be Mute, 182 or Mute 183---if you get the convergence mode--7,8, 9 will select red, green, blue, 5 will stop the cursor from blinking and allow adjustment---with the cursor blinking 2,8, 4, 6 will allow you to navigate---depending on the remote used--the P mode button will take you across the screen in a series of steps--the remote I use for this has a button on it marked data save--this saves the adjustments. Your remote may have it or a different button for this.

Understand---if you get into the convergence mode---Green determines if the geometry of the picture is straight---red and blue are adjusted to it---to align the green you need to call the convergence mode up and then cover the lens for the red and blue---leaves you with a green grid---then you need to select green and wherever the grid is not straight adjust it--once you get it straight you need to uncover the red and adjust it to the green, and then the blue to the green---green alignment determines if the picture is straight---It sounds like this guy did not try to get the green straight and just adjusted the red and blue to whatever the green was.

My point here is if you paid money for this repair--either he aligns it straight or you should get your money back----GREEN never needs to be adjusted unless the dcu(digital convergence unit that stores the adjustments) has been replaced or the Convergence module has been replaced---I bet if the original convergence module was repaired(chips replaced etc) and installed you would not have this problem.

If the guy replaced the DCU then GREEN must be fully adjusted for a straight picture FIRST! then red and blue adjusted to it.

It is not easy or quick to Adjust the green--maybe he just wanted to get out the door?

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Convergence problem

This is out of the service manual

don't forget to write the setting to rom by hitting the pip button twice

Good luck and don't hesitate to ask questions

2.12.5 Convergence point adjustment
Adjustment preparation
(1) Select color to adjust.
“STATUS” - Green
“0” - Red
“ANT” - Blue
(2) Use 4, 6, 2, and 5 to move the cursor position
(dotted lines).
(3) Use thumb stick to move the convergence point.
(4) Three adjustment modes are available:
1. (3x3) Press “STATUS” 5 times (only works
when DCU is in uncorrected state)
2. (7x5) Press “0” 5 times
3. (13x9) Press “ANT” 5 times
For touch-up, only the (13x9) mode is necessary.
This will adjust every cross-hatch intersection point
on the screen.
For complete adjustment, start with (3x3) mode. This
will adjust center point and eight edge points only,
but will greatly reduce adjustment time. Then use
(7x5) mode, and finally (13x9) mode to finish
If “S” distortion appears between cross-hatch lines
repeat (7x5) mode to change calculation process
while adjusting to remove distortion, then return to
(13x9) mode to finish touch-up convergence.
Adjustment procedure
(1) Receive any NTSC signal.
(2) Start adjustment at the center of the screen.
(3) Continue adjustment at next closest position.
(4) Adjust center area first, ending with edge sections.
(5) Press INFO button to perform calculation operation.
This process will take about 2 seconds and no
picture will be seen at this time.
(6) After interpolation, check convergence again and
repeat (1)-(5) if necessary.
(7) When convergence is acceptable, press PIP MODE
to write data to ROM memory. ROM WRITE? is
displayed to alarm system that ROM will be
overwritten with new data. Press the PIP MODE
button again to write displayed data to ROM.
(8) DATA WRITE TO ROM will take approximately 4
seconds and no picture will be displayed.
(9) Green dots will be displayed when operation is
(10) Press MUTE to return to convergence pattern, then
confirm again convergence is acceptable.
(11) Press PIP MODE (ROM WRITE) mode, then press
PIP CH to initialize sensor data positions.
Adjustment procedure
(12) Input any 1080I signal.
(13)Press EXIT key 5 times to exit video mode.
(14) Select an input with 1080i signal.
(15)Access menu and select ASPECT 5 mode.
(16)Press the SERVICE SW. ONLY button to enter to
DCU crosshatch signal.
(17)Repeat steps 2~11 above.
Notes: (1) Display only green for easier adjustment and
match to jig screen. Press “MENU”, THEN
(2) Perform interpolation and data write to ROM
after green adjustment. Once green has been
confirmed to match jig screen, the jig screen can
be removed. Do not readjust the green color
after jig screen has been removed. This is now
your reference color.
(3) Display green and red only and match red to
(4) Display all colors and match blue to green and
red. Touch-up red color if necessary.
(5) Existing DATA in ROM can be read by pressing
the SWAP button 2 times. This data can be used
after replacing a component (CRT, DY, etc.)
Where complete convergence adjustment is not
necessary, be careful not to overwrite this data.
DO NOT write cleared RAM data into ROM or a
complete convergence adjustment will be
necessary. Remember to try MAGIC FOCUS
before starting convergence adjustment to
minimize adjustment time.

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Here is an example photo.... louis66_0.jpg

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