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Convergence problem with philips 60 in.

Our Philips 60 inch rear projection tv has a red convergence problem. The tv starts ok but in about 10 seconds the red bows and is hour glass shaped. Can we fix this inexpensively or just buy a new tv.

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Depending on how old it is, it will either have a special menu (you will need to enter service mode to access it, need model number for that), or a panel in the back that you remove a few screws to gain access to. If it is the panel in the back, you will see about 20-50 little potentiometers, that have a slot in the top. Go to Radioshack, buy a TV alignment kit, stock number 64-2230. The pots will be in rows and columns, usually...and they should be labeled. Find the column/row for the red, and the pot for pincushion, which is the issue you are describing. With someone looking at the TV, and it on, turn that pot until the pincushion looks normal.

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I have a philips 60 inch tv with on picture and sound


There are two common problems with Projection TV sets. Problem #1) Convergence Symptoms:
  • Screen Looks 3D
  • Colors wont align
  • Video may look distorted
Problem #2 CRT Fluid has clouded over. Symtoms
  • Dull looking video
  • White looking video
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking video

You can see some examples and find a fix here...

bb0cf99.pngSOLUTION http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Jun 28, 2009 | Philips 60P8342 60" Rear Projection...

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Philips 60 inch rear projection screen is wacky!!


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.

Apr 10, 2009 | Philips 60PP9202 60" Rear Projection...

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My philips 60" philips tv model 60pp9352 picture is squeezed at the middle (like an hour glass on its side), how can I fix?


This is a very common failure on Projection TV sets.
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.
You can see some example photos and find a solution here...
http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861627-updated_convergence_problems_amp

Mar 16, 2009 | Philips 60PP9352 60" Rear Projection...

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Hourglass Shape


If there is a hour glass shape to the image but convergence is normal, there are 2 possibilities. You either have a pincushion correction problem or if the hour glass seems to be moving, it will be an open filter capacitor in the power supply.

Unless you are electronically inclined troubleshooting this issue will require a factory trained service technician. You can expect to spend $300-$400 to fix this.

Feb 17, 2009 | Philips 60PP9202 60" Rear Projection...

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Red curves on bottom and top of picture


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 when using the convergence menu. 
Screen is bowed in but stationary.

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 inlcludes a photo instruction guide, original Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, etc. Everything you need to fix it yourself. Its an easy fix. 

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Magnavox 51mp392h


replace the convergence ICs STK392-120 you will need both of them also check the 6.8 ohm resistors right next to the ICs as often 1 or 2 of them burn open. You should be able to notice the discoloration in the center of the resistors.

Mar 11, 2008 | Philips 60PP9202 60" Rear Projection...

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Philips 55P8342 Bow in picture


Replacement IC's suspect...did you use generic ? For all my repairs where originals are STK392-110,120 or 150....I use the
up-grade STK394-160E Mfr by SANYO with Hitachi part number
CZ 01341...they are expensive,but NO RE-CALLS ! Also,did
you check the resistors close to the IC's for over-heat damage ?
...........................................T.

Feb 21, 2008 | Philips 60P8342 60" Rear Projection...

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CONVERGENCE


Your Ics are bad and you prob have a resistor or two that have gone out too. If you are good with a soldering iron and have an hour to give up you can fix it. They are at location 7044 and 7045 on your board. They are STK 392-120's and the part number is 932212344682 good luck with you repair.

Feb 06, 2008 | Philips 60PP9352 60" Rear Projection...

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Phillips 60 inch HD rear projection? Convergence!


http://home.earthlink.net/~oleg.filippov/ConvergenceFix.htm
http://cmpalmer.blogspot.com/2006/11/fixing-my-own-tv-part-ii.html

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Tv picture shaped like hour glass


The link you posted has been deleted, so I cannot see the picture you posted. If the sides bow in like an hourglass and the red, green and blue colors are still aligned then there is a horizontal width or pincussion problem, but if the sides bow in and the 3 colors have separated and are no longer anywhere near aligned then you have a convergence problem, both of which should be serviced by someone with experience in servicing projection TV's.

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