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Zenith R57W46 57 in Rear Projection Television colors don't align

Cannot get the colors to line up whatsoever - the auto convergence isn't doing anything.

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  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    it looks like the picture is rolling up the screen

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    I purchase your ic repair kit still have the same
    problem I need to know how to fix My Problem
    The red still will not converge


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You will need to replace the convergence ICs and possibly the feed resistors. You can get the convergence repair kit at the following link and they send instructions that show how to replace the Convergence Ics. Heres the link look under the convergence repair kits category for your model.
http://servicemanuals.vstore.ca/

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Tengo problemas con un tv zenith mod. R57W46 APARECE LA SOMBRA DE LA IMAGEN AL LADO DERECHO YA LE CAMBIE EL STK 396-130 PERO SIGUE IGUAL AYUDEME PORFAVOR EN ESTE PLOBLEMA

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I have a Zenith R57W46 57 in Rear Projection Television colors don't align.


Projection TV sets have two very common problems. One is convergence ( 3D/Warped video) the other is CRT fluid ( Dull Video). Below are more details for both items. Also, complete repair kits with instructions and repair support are avail from site such as 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....
  • 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.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. The power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some pics of convergence problems.


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What you will need to do is convergence. You can get a repair kit from TvRepairKits.com . It includes replacement parts,step by step instructions, support, etc.

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

Feb 17, 2012 | Zenith R57W46 57" Rear Projection...

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My rear projection television is showing a double picture with the blue out of allignment. It also shows a bow on the top and a bow on the bottom.


The tv have a problems known as a convergence problems,tv convergence board it is dead.Tv have R,G,B colors lines mis alignments,have colors pictures shadows or 3D pictures look alike?Yes.The tv convergence board it is dead.Must require replacing 2 STK convergence ICS and some or all of it resistors too.To fixed the tv convergence board to solved the tv picture convergence problems.The tv shop,will cost u like $300-350 for parts and labors.

Apr 24, 2011 | Zenith IQC50H95W 50" Rear Projection...

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Auto convergence will not adjust the colors


This is a common problem. Its called a convergence failure. You can get all the parts from www.TvRepairKits.com

Symptoms:

  • Screen Looks 3D
  • Colors wont align
  • Screen may look distorted

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

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

Apr 20, 2011 | Zenith R57W46 57" Rear Projection...

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The colors are not matching up it will not allow auto focus or manual, the red line is not straight? Toshiba 57H82 rear projection t.v.


The convergence circuit has failed in the tv. These are the big STK chips on the circuit board. It typically costs $300 to fix at a TV service center. Requires replacement of two STK chips, some resistors, some fuses and then re-alignment of the CRTs within the service menu.

If you have proper soldering tools and can download the service manual, it is possible to do the repair yourself.

If you do not have any electronic background whatsoever, I do not recommend a person to attempt it.

Feb 15, 2011 | Toshiba 57H82 57" Rear Projection...

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My Zenith tv has wild colors and double image. what do i do?


Possible that the lamps are out of alignment resulting in poor convergence of the image.
You might have tto use a test pattern to see if this can be corrected or if this is the fault if the convergence section.

Sep 17, 2010 | Zenith R56W36 56" Rear Projection...

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We have a Zenith 56 inch rear projection tv. Model num# R56W36. The picture did the 3-D thing on us when I hit auto-convergence button. We ordered new parts from TVRepairKits.com. Replaced parts and now TV...


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....
•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.
•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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You can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya - CLICK HERE

Aug 22, 2010 | Zenith R57W46 57" Rear Projection...

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I have a wavy 3d looking screen with weird colors


Projection TV sets have two very common problems listed below.

Problem #1) 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. 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 and others.
You can get more information and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from the link below.

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

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped
*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

bb0cf99.pngYou 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

Sep 16, 2009 | Zenith R56W36 56" Rear Projection...

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Zenith R56W36 covergence problem


you will need to replace conv ic's then auto converge..

Oct 19, 2007 | Zenith R56W36 56" Rear Projection...

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