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I am getting a double picture and when I use magic focus it doesn't fix the problem so then I tried to do it manually and I can't get the red to move left and right any ideas.

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Very common problem the Convergence ICs have failed you can get replacement ICs with installation instructions at the following link.
http://servicemanuals.vstore.ca/

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Out of focus

Rach, if it doesn`t move from green to red to blue in Magic Focus then there is a problem with the convergence IC`s and probably one or more support resisters. These components will have to be replaced, questions? ask away, BMW Rider

Posted on Dec 14, 2007

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SOURCE: my magic focus

Without knowing make and model of set. i would have to guess that on of your output resistors in your convergence curcit has failed. there is a possiblity that one of your stk amplifer ics is bad

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: double picture...not focusing right

maybe parts inside is worn out. causing the blurrines. just consult to your service center.

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Double picture...not focusing right


maybe parts inside is worn out. causing the blurrines. just consult to your service center.

Jun 19, 2010 | Hitachi 43UWX10B 43" Rear Projection...

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Lookslike the picture is in 3d and when i try ti use magic focus


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

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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

Jun 02, 2010 | Hitachi 57F500 57" Rear Projection...

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Hitachi 51-SWX20B Out of focus...tried magic focus and it stops on red. Tried manual focus but red lines won't move. How expensive is this going to be to fix. It is 7 years old and need to know if I...


YOU HAVE A CONVERGENCE PROBLEM. THE RED OUTPUT IS OUT. COMMONLY IT HAS BEEN FOUND TO BE THE DIGITAL CONTROLLER MODULE THET CAUSES THIS BUT THE OUTPUT IC SHOULD BE CHECKED FIRST

Dec 26, 2009 | Hitachi 51SWX20B 51" Rear Projection...

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


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

Feb 15, 2009 | Hitachi 57F500 57" Rear Projection...

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Will not show red color in picture, magic focus shows red though


You have a projection light element out. I had the green element go on mine. I had a service agreement so a repair tech changed it.

Feb 07, 2009 | Hitachi 43UWX10B 43" Rear Projection...

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Weird warped lines


Try the Magic Focus option on the menu.

Jan 19, 2009 | Hitachi 57F500 57" Rear Projection...

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Magic Focus does not work.


Convergence issues usually resolved by changing convergence output amplifier IC's.....Original STK392-110 should be replaced
with upgrade Stk394-160E Hitachi part # CZ 01341,change both
for reliability.....check B+ feed resistors for over-heating....T.

Feb 04, 2008 | Hitachi 43UWX10B 43" Rear Projection...

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Hitachi 43FDXO1B Convergence?


Manual Convergence for the Hitachi. YOU WILL NEED ORIGINAL HITACH REMOTE CONTROL. NONE ELSE WILL DO.
1. Receive an NTSC signal.
2. Press Magic Focus to begin magic focus
3. Press magic focus again during the magic focus process to get the “stop” screen.
4. While stop screen is up, press STATUS or INFO on the remote control (R/C) to bring you to DCAM mode and the service grid (64 point grid).
5. When you first get in here? I believe red is the selected color by default (it is flashing).
6. To choose other colors to converge, use the following buttons on the R/C:
· “STATUS” - Green
· “0” - Red
· “ANT” – Blue

7. Start from the center of the screen and work your way out on one color at a time. I adjusted red across the whole screen to match green. Then I switched to blue, and adjusted that to green as well. After you adjust blue, you
may want to go back and adjust some red again? etc. until the convergence looks good.

· Use 4, 6, 2, and 5 on the R/C to move the cursor position (dotted lines).
· Use thumb stick to move the convergence point color.


Then going along the lines and adjusting, you may run into the problem of getting an ‘S’ curve on the line. You’ll know if you get there. Basically, no matter what you do to adjust the line to be converged, the middle of the line between the points will not straighten out (it bends between the points). To fix this, the manual recommends going to the (7x5) mode which gives you less points to adjust. I had this problem, and the solution worked. There is also another mode (3x3) which gives you even less points. Basically, if the set looks good, you only fine tune it in (13x9) mode (64 point). If you have serious problems, the grids work as:
3x3 – ‘coarse’
7x5 – ‘medium’
13x9 – ‘fine’
10) To get to each of these patterns use the following on the R/C: (only if you need to)
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
11) If you adjust the 3x3, then you should go to the 7x5, and then the 13x9. You get the point… depending on where you start, work your way up, and always finish on the 13x9
12) When finishing up the 13x9 mode, to get additional ‘grids’ on the edges of the screen, press the PIP CH button on the remote control while in the digital convergence adjustment mode (DCAM). Fine tune the edge convergence as necessary. To exit, press PIP CH again.
13) 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.
14) DATA WRITE TO ROM will take approximately 4 seconds and no picture will be displayed.
15) Green dots will be displayed when operation is completed.
16) Press MUTE to return to convergence pattern, then confirm again convergence is acceptable.
17) Turn power OFF.
18) Wait a few seconds. Turn the TV on, and you should have your normal signal. Press Magic Focus button just to make sure the magic focus still works (and that you did the last few steps properly)


Jan 13, 2008 | Hitachi 43FDX01B TV

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Out of focus


Rach, if it doesn`t move from green to red to blue in Magic Focus then there is a problem with the convergence IC`s and probably one or more support resisters. These components will have to be replaced, questions? ask away, BMW Rider

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