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Bows on sides

I have a Mits VS-55601 Bows on both sides from top to bottom, approx. 2" colors on sides are yellow, red on left, other side is blue. Anyone have any ideas? also when bring up menu for my sattelite it is bowed???

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  • don6230 Jan 27, 2009

    How do I do that? I have no service or owners manual. any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks Don

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Try degausing the set with the system software. if this doesnt fix it you will have to degause the set with a professional tool.

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Bowed screen left side top to bottom probably 1 1/2" deflection... need to know how to adjust the projector lenses


Projection sets have two very common problems outlined below.

The first common problem is convergence

These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. The TV can also shut down when the convergence starts to fail.

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, RCA and others.


You can more info and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from TV Repair Kits using the link at the end of this article.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped or bowed
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2 - Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

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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

Jul 15, 2009 | Mitsubishi VS-55601 55" Rear Projection...

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Picture bows in at top,bottom and sides.


Your TV most likely has one or more possible problems.

Problem #1: Convergence Chip Failure ( common problem )

Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem
  • 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.
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Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the tv settings then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.



You should be able to move them up, down, left, and right.

If you can't move them in all directions your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

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You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. They have put together a kits for most models. If you don't see a kit for your set send them a quick note and they will put one together for you. Their kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, etc.


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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What you will need to do is replace the coolant and clean the crt. You can get a repair kit from www.TvRepairKits.com that includes replacement coolant, photos. instructions, etc.

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Tv colors and bows


sounds like convergence ICs but I dont have any info available on the VS55601 model number.

Jan 27, 2009 | Mitsubishi VS-55601 55" Rear Projection...

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I have a convergence problem. My Sony KP-65WS510 has a picture that looks like 3-D and bows at the bottom and top of the screen. I already replaced both the IC's STK 392-560 (2 qty.) and check all six 3.5a...


You have a convergence problem. Here are some of the most common symptoms. 
Screen looks 3D
One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu. 
Screen is bowed in but stationary.

Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the tv settings then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move them up, down, left, and right.

If you can't move them in all directions your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem. 

>>>Solution<<<< 

You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. 

Check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. They have put together a kit for your exact model. The kit includes a photo instruction guide, original Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, etc. Everything you need to fix it yourself. 


Dec 09, 2008 | Sony KP-57WS510 57" Rear Projection HDTV

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Red bows and wont realine


Replace the red AND blue convergence IC's. Both need to be changed. You change the blue IC to ensure your repair will be reliable. They are mounted to large. finned heat sinks because they get very hot..hence why they fail more often than any other part in a projection tv. The # on the chips will start with "STK-" followed by numbers. These IC's are available through tritronicsinc.com. They cost about $15 to $35 each. Good Luck!

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Bowing in the middle like an hour glass


about the zenith it seems you have the flyback transformer malfunctioning - try to change it - delfo

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Blue out of whack around sides


I have the convergence problem with the red. After reading your site I replaced the 2 ICs and the problem is worse. Before the only problem was I could not adjust the red horizontal. Now I have no control over the vertical or horizontal and the overall picture is very red and it bows at the top and bottom very bad. A friend said I might have the ribbon connector in wrong or the convergence (silver box?) box maybe bad. Any ideas? Thanks,Dave.

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Mitsubishi vs 60719 - Wavy bow in picture


Either a bad solder connection on your convergence module or a bad convergence IC. Repair costs will probably be in the $350-$500 range.

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Bowing in the middle like an hour glass


OUCH!!!! Don't kick me...would be my response if I were your TV
Convergence amps problem.

If it works after a kick I'd say poor solder joints on the convergence amp leads

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Have you tried adjusting teh convergence using the remote control? See the owners manual. Appears you might need to align 2 of the 3 color guns (usually blue and red) to the cross hatch pattern.

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