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Convergence problem, wavey at bottom some color distortion

We appear to have a convegence problem with our tv. it is mostly wavey at the bottom with some color distortions also. using the remote to manually align things does not work

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Common problem on rear projection TVs. Either replace the convergence correction board or repair it. Usually a job for a technician or at least someone familiar with electronics. The fix is to replace the STKs and probably a couple of resistors. Can provide more info if needed.

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I have a Mitsubishi WS-65869 65 in. Rear Projection Television and it has created a wavey line and has distorted the image. i have a picture of it i can send. Any help. i can send pictures of screen.


If you see separation of colors (red, green) in this wavey line most likely you have problem with convergence circuit. Two convergence amps have to be replaced. They located in a middle of the TV boards attached to big aluminum radiator and they part number starts with letters "STK".
I would recommend to let professional with this repair. Should cost you about $250-$300.
Regards.
Russ.

Dec 01, 2010 | Mitsubishi WS-65869 65" Rear Projection...

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Wavey line at bottom of tv


Tv have a problems known as a convergence problems,it dead.Tv have colors lines R,G,B mis alignments any where,have colors shadows pictures or 3D pictures look alike?The tv convergence board have dead 2 STK convergence ICS and some or all of it reistors too.These parts on the tv convergence board,must be replaced to solved the tv picture convergence problems.The shop,will cost u like $300-350 for parts and labors.

Nov 20, 2010 | Philips 60PP9363 60" Rear Projection...

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I SEE DOUBLE THE PICTURE AT THE TOP LEFT IS WAVEY


Projection TV sets are known to have two common problems. The first problem that is common to these sets is convergence failure. When this happens the TV will usually look 3D, Wavy/Distorted, etc. It may also shutdown and blink an error code.

The second common problem with Projection TV sets is dull video, halos around objects, white looking video, or red overpowers the screen. This is commonly caused by the fluid in the lens being clouded over.


You can find more details and solutions here on Fixya at the following link below. Or click HERE

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Oct 28, 2010 | Hitachi 53UWX10B 53" Rear Projection...

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Blue and red wavey lines and distorted picture


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.

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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.

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

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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 www.TvRepairKits.com

May 20, 2010 | Toshiba 53H71 53 in. Rear Projection...

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Convegence


Yes - about every 4-5 years.

This is a common problem. Its called a convergence failure.

Problem #1) Convergence

Symptoms:


  • Screen Looks 3D
  • Colors wont align
  • Video may look distorted
Problem #2 CRT Fluid has clouded over. Symtoms

  • Dull looking video
  • White looking video
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking video

You can see some examples and find a fix here...

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Feb 18, 2010 | Televison & Video

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Got a samsung hcm5525w tv that i cant adjust the blue convegance, the red i can adjust, and using the auto focus only gets trough the green.


This is a common problem. Its called a convergence failure.

Problem #1) Convergence

Symptoms:

  • Screen Looks 3D
  • Colors wont align
  • Video may look distorted

You can see some examples and find a fix here...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Dec 24, 2009 | Samsung HCM5525W 55" Rear Projection...

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Wavey line and double image


Your TV most likely has a problem in the convergence circuits. ( common problem )

Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem


  • 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.
Here are some photos of convergence problems.

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Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the tv settings then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move them up, down, left, and right.

If you can't move them in all directions your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

0667c5f.pngSOLUTION

You will need to replace the convergence chips and possibly some convergence resistors and pico fuses. Its a fairly easy DIY job or you can call in a pro. If you want to do the repair yourself check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. Their kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, thermal paste, email/phone support, etc.

May 19, 2009 | Mitsubishi WT-46809 46" Rear Projection...

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Distorted Color and geometry of Picture


Sounds like a convergence IC problem, you will need to replace them'

Heres a quide
see the before and after pictures to verify your problem
http://cmpalmer.blogspot.com/2006/11/fixing-my-own-tv-part-ii.html

Nov 15, 2008 | Televison & Video

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Philips 46-inch Rear Projection with bowed image?? slight distortion



You have a convergence problem. Here are some of the most common symptoms. 

Screen looks 3D
One or more colors can't be adjusted when when using the convergence menu. 
Screen is bowed in but stationary.

Solution: 
You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. They have put together a kit for your exact model. The kit inlcludes a photo instruction guide, original Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, etc. Everything you need to fix it yourself. Its an easy fix. 

Jul 02, 2008 | Philips 46PP9302 46" Rear Projection...

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Convergence and picture problem.


convergence ic's
http://www.techlore.com/blog/entry/19694/Sony-Convergence-Repair-My-Sony-TV-has-a-distorted-picture-/

Jan 07, 2008 | Sony KP-57WV600 57" Rear Projection...

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