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RCA P46159 Convergence

My RCA P46159WK needs convergence adjustment more than the rwegular remote procedure. I know there are numerous adjustment potts behibnd the speaker grill and have gotten into the test paterns but does anyone have the actual step by step as to how and adjust the individual screens?

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Re: RCA P46159 Convergence

Why would the set go out of adjustments? I highly doubt if the set needs only alignment. These adjustments are for small drifts only. If anything is way out more then what the on screen can adjust, you have a problem with the convergence correction circuit. There is a convergence power supply in this set that goes bad a lot in these TV sets. There is also a convergence driver board. These RCA sets do not have the integrated IC's like most sets do. Each convergence yoke, horizontal as well as the vertical, has two independent power amp circuits driving them. And that's for all there tubes. So there are 6 separate amps controlling the convergence in these TV sets. You really should call in an RCA authorized repair shop to assist you in this repair. Good Luck

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(5) Stretched Image at top and bottom edge very distorted. Reheat all the surface mount solder points on the Small Signal Board. Then realign the set including convergence menu. To enter service mode: power off the set for 10 sec, then hold down Vol- and Ch- buttons for 10 sec. See this link: Alignment Procedure (pdf)

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Press menu on the remote then scroll down to setup then enter setup. The auto convergence feature is listed there which will reset it automatically. If auto convergence disappeared from the setup menu then you will need the RCA convergence option missing repair kit from which does contain the instructions.

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How do you access the convergence calibration menu on a RCA P52926 Rear Projection TV

To access the convergence calibration:

Press the MENU button on the remote.

2. Press 3 to select the Screen option.

3. Press 4 to select the Adjust Projection TV option.

4. Press 4 to select the Advanced Convergence option (the
Advanced Convergence screen appears).

The green pattern is fixed. The red and blue patterns are adjusted to

the green pattern. The Red Convergence appears first by default.

5. Colored cross-hairs show the current adjustment position on the

grid. To move the cross-hairs to a different position, use the

CH+/- buttons on the remote to move the cross-hair highlight up

and down, and the VOL+/- buttons to move it right and left.

6. Use the arrow buttons to adjust the red pattern. Each press of

the arrow button makes a slight adjustment from the center of

the cross-hairs - you can press and hold the desired arrow

button to make a faster adjustment, and then make fine

adjustments with single presses of the arrow button.

7. Press the INFO button to switch to Blue convergence and follow

the steps above to adjust the blue pattern.

8. Press OK to exit. You will be asked if you want to save the

Yes Saves adjustments.

No Returns to the Advanced Convergence screen allowing

further adjustments.
Clear Exits screen without making any changes

Note: Before you use the advanced convergence feature, you must
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I would like to adjust the convergence myself. Just need to know where to start!!! Have the lower part of the back off, can see the guns but do not see any adjustments from here. Looks like I need to...

Replace STK IC, it will be mounted on board above bottom chassis will be Black IC with Number on it STK730-010 Mats Electronics has them for $5.95
1-800-628-1118 You adjust convergence with your remote handunit Pess Menu then Go to Convergence to adjust.Let me know if you need anymore help.

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First you need to read the supply voltages to the STK's. Black things, size of 2 match books on a big heatsink. Sounds like your supply voltage is low, could be a bad STICK STK. usyually stk 130-20 or 150, etc..

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Projection TV2_bing.gif 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.

Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony, Samsung2_bing.gif, JVC, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Akai, Pioneer, Hitachi, Zenith2_bing.gif, and others. You can get a convergenece repair kit from the link below.

Common Symptoms include....
  • Screen looks 3D2_bing.gif
  • 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 - TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some photos of convergence problems.


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.

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 flash2_bing.gif 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 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 know what you are doing. If you have never done this before we would advise calling a shop or if you want to do it yourself get a complete kit with instructions and support from

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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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