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Looks like the picture is in 3D...magic focus won't adjust green

Tried magic focus automatic...it did nothing. So tried magic focus manual. When looking at the grid, the red & blue lines line up but the green lines are way out of line. Tried to adjust but not able to.

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  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    Same problem I am having. Worked fine one night and the next morning everything looked 3D. Tried magic focus and didn't fix problem.

  • jlegate Mar 26, 2009

    I am also having the same problem. It worked fine last night, but now the red and the blue are out of whack, and Magic Focus Manual or Auto does not fix the problem

  • jrgennari Mar 27, 2009

    I have the same problem in that the picture produces a blue shadow. Treid th emagic focus. Tried the manual focus and converged the red, green and blue (which was out). I saved the configuration and returned to the screen. Condition persists.
    I called Hitachi, who referred me to a local service repair. Spoke to them and they indicated replacing a couple of IC's and several resistors, quoting me about $350 to $400 to repair.
    Is this something I can do my self???

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    Double vision and colors out of wack

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Replace Both of your STK ICs they are Big Black ICs Also CK and replace these resistors RK42 3.3 /RK46 1.8 /RK50 2.7/ RK54 1.5 RK54 1.5/ RK58 3.9 /RK62 2.2

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Sounds like the convergence chips. It's a bit intimidating to fix, but I gave it a shot and did it myself. Documented it here :

http://urwathrtz.webs.com/

Hope this helps.

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I have a green line in the screen what i have to do

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How do i adjust the magic focus?


  • Press "Menu" on the remote select the "Magic Focus" option in the Video menu or press the "Magic Focus" button on the front panel to adjust the convergence of the three picture tubes that create the proper color for the picture. Pressing the button on the TV initiates the automatic adjustment, and accessing the feature through the Video menu allows you to choose automatic or manual adjustment, though the "Automatic" setting must be selected for the button on the front of the TV to begin the process.

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    We cannot get the color to align. It appears like there is a blue or yellow background around words


    If your TV looks 3D, warped, or distorted it likely has a convergenge problem.
    If however it just looks dull, washed out, redish, greenish, or blueish or if it looks like objects on the screen have halos the fluid in the lens has soured.
    You can search google for parts or you can get the parts with repair instructions from sites such as www.TvRepairKits.com

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    Can't get full screen. tried all aspect selections. also color is off. can't get it to adjust. magic focus dosen't help. any suggestions?


    Magic focus button don't work.Colors lines R,G,B mis alignment,have colors shadows picture or 3D pictures.The tv have a problems known as a convergence problems,it dead.The tv convergence board it dead,must require replacing 2 STK convergence ICS and some or all it resistors to solved the tv convergence picture problems.The shop,will cost u $300-350 for parts and labors.

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    Blue will not focus causing "shadows". Magic focus will not solve the problem.


    This tv have a problems call convergence,it dead.The tv convergence board the 2 STK convergence ICS and some or all it resistors are dead.These parts must be replaced to solved convergence problems.The shop will cost u $300-350 for parts and labors.

    Jun 17, 2010 | Hitachi 53FDX20B 53" Rear Projection...

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    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. 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, Zenith, and others. You can get a convergenece repair kit wiith instructions from the links below.

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

    Problem #1) Convergence

    Yours may have one or more of the following symptoms
    • Screen Looks 3-D
    • Colors wont align
    • Screen may look distorted or warped
    • No Audio/Video - makes a chirping sound.
    Problem #2

    Another common problem is dull or washed out video.
    Your TV may have one or more of the following symptoms....
    • Dull looking picture
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    • Halos around objects
    • Red/Orange looking picture

    You can see some more examples and find a fix here
    bb0cf99.pnghttp://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

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    The picture looks 3D


    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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    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

    69189a5.pngCONVERGENCE SOLUTION

    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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    Have a 53" Hitachi HDTV that bows at the top and the bottom. I was told one of the transitors or transformes blew. I also do not have the regular magic focus just the static focus now. I tried to alli


    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....
    • 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.

    42d3683.jpg

    7859b01.jpg

    e87380c.jpg
    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

    69189a5.pngCONVERGENCE SOLUTION

    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.

    May 03, 2009 | Hitachi 53FDX20B 53" Rear Projection...

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    Convergence Problem


    sounds like 1 of the convergence chips are gone theres 2 of them and better off replacing both as the other would just go a month down the line there might also be a resister or 2 gone, the price for that kind of job is around 150 +vat.

    hope this helps

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    No picture, have sound


    Dude, you dont have the same problem thanks for junking up my post.

    Ok, so I have replaced the SUB power assembly and the SUB Defconvergence board, picture looks decent however magic focus just blanks the screen out and cannot adjust manually does the same thing.

    Is there a way to enter the service menu and initialize the magic focus functions after servicing.

    It must be using the saved ROM settings, but it wont let me adjust anything convergence wise.

    Thanks,

    Joe

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    the convergence IC`s and associated resistors have to be replaced, do not repeatedly push magic focus or the alignment after the parts change out will take longer which of course means higher repair bill, good luck

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