Put in a new bulb, but everyones still has green faces on the screen. The color was great until a couple months ago. the tv is less than 2 years old and is only on about 15-20 hours a week, but some weeks i am out of town and it is not on at all. my last tv similar to this one is a mitsubishi, and it still works fine after 10 years. this new tv must have a factory defect???
Re: the green is taking over all the color on the tv
March 14, 2009
I have the same TV which had the same issue ( green in picture ) - back on 10/2007. I called Sony. They had their technician replace the optical box ( factory defect ). There was no charge for the repair even though TV was out of first year of warranty. Call Sony.
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If this projector is connected by Component Video (3 or 5 wires) instead of HDMI, the most common color related problems are caused by having one of the 3 video cables (Red, Blue or Green) with a bad connector. If everyone is a green smurf the problem is with the red cable. If everyone is a red smurf the problem is the blue cable. If the green was bad you wouldn't see anything.
Another possibility is if the green is plugged into the yellow jack instead of green jack on the projector, you could see what you are describing.
If everything checks out, take the projector to a repair facility.
If you are connected by an HDMI cable, (combined with the fact you mentioned vertical lines not horizontal) then take the projector to a repair facility.
All of this assumes that you don't just have a bad Cable Box or Blu-ray player or Home Theater Receiver. (The source)
1.) Press and hold down the "Menu" key until the manufacturer's logo appears on the screen. This could take up to a minute or more. Release the "Menu" key when the logo appears. 2.) Immediately press the "9," "8," "7" and "6" keys in this order. Press the "Enter" button on the remote to enter the "Service Menu" screen. 3.) Press the "Menu" button to go to the second of the two "Service Menu" screens. Press down on the "Down" arrow until you highlight "Color Calibration." Press the "Enter" button to enter the "Color Calibration" screen. 4.) Select one of the color bars on the screen. Adjust the color by changing the values of the color bar by pressing left and right on the "left" and "right" arrows on the remote. Repeat this procedure with the other color bars as well. Stop adjusting the colors when the green cast is no longer present. 5.) Press and hold the "Power" button on the remote to exit the "Service Menu" and save the adjustments you have made. Now turn the T.V. off. When you turn it back on it should reflect your personal preference.
manual convergence should fix the problem if it does not the set most likely either has a bulb burnt out or a bulbs power / focus needs to be adjusted by taking off the panel and finding a 6 screw control panel
should look like that 3 screws in a row on top of another three screws each of thees control the power and focus of each color this is a somewhat delicate process and is a huge pain on larger tvs that you cannot completely see the picture or color while you are directly under in front of it so I had my gf come in the room and sit across to let me know which color was doing what if you dont have someone you will need to check after each adjustment
now the diagnostic as i said each screw controls a colors power and focus the focus is used if you see an outline of a color around pictures if everyone looks like a dead jedi with a blue aura around them the blue focus needs to be adjusted and so on for each color if you skies or blue screens seem feint your blue power probably needs to be turned up and so on for each color
if through the course of this you can see the bulbs and notice one is out your probably looking at dealing with the color issue until the time you can purchase a new tv as the cost of the bulb and the technician needed to install it as they are wired to a circuit board and requires technical knowledge and tools
The only way you can fix that permanently is by taking the TV apart and doing some complicating soldering (the key thing in your description being that the menus come up green). For a temporary fix, try hitting or jostling your TV, because when it becomes normal it might stay normal until another large hit. Or try dampening vibrations by placing it on top of styrofoam or something. Better yet.... just go ahead and buy a new TV.
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I relaced a bulb and then my vivitek 56" started to do wierd color flickering, turns out that there was dust in the color wheel. I fixed by taking off the back and with can of air blew lightly into the color wheel area ( has tiny hole) I didn't put the nozzle through the holes. But the minute I did that a big piece of dust came out and tv is working great. Hope it helps
Your bulb is burned out. I have had the same problem. It seems this television has an overheating problem--and short bulb life. I have had our 50 Magnavox dlp for two years and just put in the second bulb before Christmas. You can buy the bulb from a dealer on ebay for $99 and install it yourself. I is not in the housing so you have to carefully take out 4 screws and replace the bulb without touching the face of the bulb. To buy the one from Magnavox with the housing is much more expensive. I think the first time my husband replaced the bulb it took about 45 minutes--this time it took about 20.
i dont think it the color wheel - to make it green the glass would of come off and the tv would be vibrating badly. to check pull the lamp out and with a flash light look at the color wheel -
you most likely got a surge that glitched the eeprom - you will need the service remote to adj the white balance
not blub you do get light ie a picture it sound like your video processor has a heat problem, alias, you can not repair this you self, Hope its still under the warranty. You got to take it to the repair man... Soory
My dad has a sony rear projection tv and had this same problem. A shop had to replace one of the color tubes(?) (green, red, or blue) had to be replaced. The shop said this was common with Sony rear projection TV's.