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STK392s didn't solve the problem

Red convergence won't move left or right even in the service mode.

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Re: STK392s didn't solve the problem

Hi. Im not 100% familiar with your model toshiba but they are all similar so try this. (1) RESOLDER MEMORY ICS ON THE TEXT BOARD, A COUPLE OF THE LEGS LIFT OFF THE BOARD. (2) RESOLDER ALL PINS OF THE OUTPUT IC'S, EVEN THOUGH THE DON'T LOOK DRY: Q750,Q751 AND Q753. RESET CONVERGENCE IN SERVICE MODE. CHECK RESISTORS, CPS, & REPLACE ANY BULGING CAPACITORS NEAR THE CONVERGENCE ICS. As I said im not to familiar with your model it may or may not have the exact components I have listed in parts (1)&(2) But its worth checking just in case it does.

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Can't converge red on the edges

Depending on the actual model number the set uses either one or two convergence chips and both would now have to be replaced.

Set as you know has convergence mode in customer menu and another in one of three hidden menus.

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I have a Philips 51PW9303 Rear Projection TV that had blue shadows around the sides of the screen and now has a green and red bowed line at bottom. Does I need a convergence board to solve this?

If the following doesn't work the tubes could be at the end of life:
Adjusting convergence:
Note: For best results, the Projection TV needs to be turned on for 15 minutes or longer before adjusting the picture tubes (convergence).

To adjust the convergence of the picture tubes:
  1. Press the 'MENU/SELECT' button on the remote.
  2. Press CURSOR RIGHT to enter the PICTURE menu.
  3. Use CURSOR DOWN and RIGHT to select and enter MANUAL CONVERGE.
  4. Press CURSOR RIGHT to select CONVERGE RED or press CURSOR RIGHT and DOWN to select CONVERGE BLUE.
  5. A crosshair will be shown on the screen. If there is any red or blue fringe around the crosshair, use CURSOR RIGHT, LEFT, UP, DOWN to try and merge the fringe colors with the crosshair.
  6. Press the 'MENU/SELECT' button to return to MANUAL CONVERGE menu.
  7. Press the 'EXIT' button to exit the menu.
If you are satisfied with the convergence you may stop now. Otherwise, you can continue and adjust the convergence more using mult ipoint convergence.
To Adjust multipoint convergence:
  1. Press the 'MENU/SELECT' button on the remote.
  2. Use CURSOR RIGHT to enter the PICTURE menu.
  3. Use CURSOR DOWN and RIGHT on the cursor ring to select and enter MANUAL CONVERGE.
  4. Press CURSOR RIGHT and DOWN on the cursor ring to select MULTIPOINT RED or MULTIPOINT BLUE.
  5. A grid of crosshairs will appear on the screen. If there is any red or blue fringe around any of them, press CURSOR RIGHT to enter NAVIGATE mode.
  6. Use CURSOR RIGHT, LEFT, UP, and DOWN to move to a crosshair that has a color outline.
  7. Press the 'EXIT' button to enter ADJUST mode.
  8. Use CURSOR RIGHT, LEFT, UP, and DOWN to merge the color with the crosshair.
  9. Press the 'STATUS/EXIT' button to return to NAVIGATE mode. Repeat as necessary.
  10. Press the 'MENU' button to return to the MANUAL CONVERGE menu.
  11. Press CURSOR DOWN until SAVE MULTIPOINT is selected.
  12. Press CURSOR RIGHT to save the multipoint settings.
  13. Press the 'EXIT' button to exit the menu.

Apr 03, 2010 | Philips 51PW9303 51" Rear Projection...

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Multi-point convergence -- Lower left quadrant of screen distorted. Red ok. Blue arched up and then done to normal in Lower right quadrant; left-right adj moves vertical gridline but is s-shaped. Blue...

Look in users manual or internet you should find how to access service mode, this is different from regular setup CONVERGENCE, this involves getting into changing parameters to tweek convergence, even after amps are changed. These projection tv's are known for loosing convergence if bumped, moved and amps go bad in time.

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Convergence -manual

Replace the convergence amps and test and replace any or all of the 2.2ohm resistors in the yoke return path out in front of the amps. This unit takes two STK392-110 Sanyo originals, DO NOT GET CHINESE KNOCK-OFFS... Buy them from Acme sales out of Florida and you can be assured they're originals.

William Rayburn, CET
Premium Technologies
PO Box 442
Long Beach, WA. 98631

Oct 11, 2008 | Toshiba 42H81 42" Rear Projection...

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Red Converance problem

Don't try to solve this in the service menu. The lines that do not move in the customer convergence menu will not move in the service menu. And, you can do some serious damage if you hit a wrong button while in the service mode. You have bad convergence output ICs. You can expect to spend $350-450 to have this problem fixed by a qualified technician.


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Convergence problem not fixed after replacing STKs

I found the chips easy to replace, but time-comsuming due to the number of pins involved. I woudn't want to try it if I'd not had prior experience with soldering.

Still no response to the original question though. With 2 replaced STK392s, red is still not moving in horizontal alignment. What gives?

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Problem with Hitachi 51F500 51 in. Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television
i want to learn how to do convergence on my tv its a hitachi rear projection i have problums with colors not aligning,could you lead me in the right direction ps: i don't have the remote so i

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Your convergence has failed and needs to be repaired. Once quick test is to goto your convergence menu and see if you can adjust red and blue. If not its has failed and needs to be fixed. You can call in a repair shop or you can get the parts and instructions from and do the repair yourself. Its a fairly easy DIY fix.
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The convergence output IC's are bad. Need to call a service shop.

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The black box with 4 large red wires in it is the high voltage distribution box. One red wire brings the high voltage in and the other 3 bring high voltage to each of the 3 picture tubes. If those red wires are not all the way in and tight, then there will be high voltage arcing inside that box and the picture will rapidly flicker. Make sure all red wires are pushed all the way into those holes and your picture should be back to normal. Convergence IC's will not make the picture flicker, so I am sure your IC's are fine.

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