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I need to know where the convergence amp module is on the AKAI pt5499hd tv. Manual is missing and I need a schematic of its location. I purchased the part and cannot see where it would be in the back of the unit.

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    what is the part # ?

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The location is near the picture tube , u should see a small board stk392-040

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My Akai pt5499HD has no picture to it and i just replaced the flyback transformer to see if that was the problem. any suggestions?


You need to have copy of service manual for this tv and Samsung PT5499HD service manual will work on your Akai tv as both has same circuit.

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Akai PT5499hd that has suddenly lost color alignment


The most likely cause is shorted convergence chips and possibly a few pico fuses.

These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the 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,Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer2_bing.gif Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
You can get a convergenece repair kit with instructions from the links below.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

Problem #1) Convergence

Yours may have one or more of the following symptoms...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2
Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

You can see some more examples and find a fix herebb0cf99.png http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Dec 23, 2009 | Akai PTH5498 54" Rear Projection...

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Picture shaped like a bowtie, (shrinking)


Hello, This is your classic convergence Amplifier IC problem. Here is a way to deal with it. These are generic instrustions: 1) Get the schematic/service manual for this TV (You will need it because it contains the part numbers and component values you will need for replacement) 2) On the schematic/service manual locate the convergence amplifiers (STK392-110, 120, 150) and the biasing resistors (Write the resistor values down from the schematic) 3) Unplug the TV and remove the rear cover to expose the electronic circuitry. 4) Using the schematic/service manual find the physical location of the two convergence amplifiers (Usually attached to a big metal silver in color heat sink) (Basically it will look like two big black six sided flat modules with a lot of pins on the bottom (18-22 to be exact)). 5) After finding the heat sink and amplifiers remove the screws or the tension bar holding the amplifiers in place. 6) Using a soldering iron and a de-soldering device (either a de-soldering pump or de-soldering wick) remove the solder from the pins of the amplifiers and biasing resistors that protrude from the solder side of the circuit board. (Take into mind that you may have to remove the board in order to do this, use the instructions in the schematic/service manual to do this, and make sure you mark everything you remove to make sure you have a guide as to how to put it back) 7) After removing the solder from the pins off the amplifiers and the biasing resistors, remove the resistors making a list of the value, part number, and location on the board (all of this should be in the schematic/service manual). Then remove the two convergence amplifier modules taking care so as not to damage the circuit board. NOTE: The heat sink compound (the white goopy stuff) may have hardened and caused the module to stick to the heat sink, you will have to gently pry the module away from the heat sink, I have used a light application of isopropyl alcohol to dissolve the heat sink paste. 8) Once the modules are loose from the heat sink, you can gradually remove them from the circuit board. 9) Clean the heat sink off by using the alcohol and a heavy paper towel (remove all of the heat sink paste, and yes this is messy) At this point you have removed the two convergence amplifier modules and the biasing resistors and cleaned the heat sink. Now you will have to use your schematic/service manual to find the part locations, values and numbers you will need to replace the old parts I suggest replacing the biasing resistors first. 1) Sort out the resistors you will need and as stated in the schematic/service manual and replace them according to the schematic/service manual locations and part numbers. 2) Solder the components (resistors) in place making sure not to short out anything in the process. 3) Apply heat sink paste to the metal side of the modules one at a time and the put the modules into the circuit board lining up the screw holes of the modules with the screw holes in the heat sink, use the removed screws or tension bar to hold the modules down once in place in the circuit board and on the heat sink. 4) Solder the pins of both amplifier modules to the circuit board, taking care not to short out anything. 5) Reinstall the board to the TV, reconnect all cables removed (DOUBLE CHECK EVERYTHING) If all went well the convergence amps should be working, and you will need to realign the convergence of your TV, I suggest using the AUTO Convergence feature of your TV (Use the instructions in the schematic/service manual). All should be good now. Now these instructions are generic in nature but can be use for a number of Models of Projection TVs. In addition to this also make sure your Yoke transformers on your CRTs are functioning as they should, check the voltages applied to them. I hope this helps, Thank you, Shuttle83 http://www.electron-age-technologies-llc.com

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AKAI PT5499HD


hello I am Jaime from Mexico, i have a 54" akai pt5492s don`t turn on, but timer on in red help me please
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Convergence problem


Hello nursecmp,

You have a convergence amplifier problem. Now you have two choices: 1) fix it yourself or 2) Get it fix by a qualified TV repair person. Granted if you choose the latter, you will spend about $200-$500 depending on the shop. So as you stated you would want to do this yourself. OK, I will not get into the problems with this, rather I'll give you the basic procedure and the you can search fixya for a more in depth solution (I'll show you how to do this after the basic instruction on how to replace the Convergence Amplifiers (I rarely give these instructions) Here goes:

1) Get the schematic/service manual for this TV (You will need it because it contains the part numbers and component values you will need for replacement)

2) On the schematic/service manual locate the convergence amplifiers (STK392-110, 120, 150) and the biasing resistors (Write the resistor values down from the schematic)

3) Unplug the TV and remove the rear cover to expose the electronic circuitry.

4) Using the schematic/service manual find the physical location of the two convergence amplifiers (Usually attached to a big metal silver in color heat sink) (Basically it will look like two big black six sided flat modules with a lot of pins on the bottom (18-22 to be exact)).

5) After finding the heat sink and amplifiers remove the screws or the tension bar holding the amplifiers in place.

6) Using a soldering iron and a de-soldering device (either a de-soldering pump or de-soldering wick) remove the solder from the pins of the amplifiers and biasing resistors that protrude from the solder side of the circuit board. (Take into mind that you may have to remove the board in order to do this, use the instructions in the schematic/service manual to do this, and make sure you mark everything you remove to make sure you have a guide as to how to put it back)

7) After removing the solder from the pins off the amplifiers and the biasing resistors, remove the resistors making a list of the value, part number, and location on the board (all of this should be in the schematic/service manual). Then remove the two convergence amplifier modules taking care so as not to damage the circuit board. NOTE: The heat sink compound (the white goopy stuff) may have hardened and caused the module to stick to the heat sink, you will have to gently pry the module away from the heat sink, I have used a light application of isopropyl alcohol to dissolve the heat sink paste.

8) Once the modules are loose from the heat sink, you can gradually remove them from the circuit board.

9) Clean the heat sink off by using the alcohol and a heavy paper towel (remove all of the heat sink paste, and yes this is messy)

At this point you have removed the two convergence amplifier modules and the biasing resistors and cleaned the heat sink.

Now you will have to use your schematic/service manual to find the part locations, values and numbers you will need to replace the old parts I suggest replacing the biasing resistors first.

1) Sort out the resistors you will need and as stated in the schematic/service manual and replace them according to the schematic/service manual locations and part numbers.

2) Solder the components (resistors) in place making sure not to short out anything in the process.

3) Apply heat sink paste to the metal side of the modules one at a time and the put the modules into the circuit board lining up the screw holes of the modules with the screw holes in the heat sink, use the removed screws or tension bar to hold the modules down once in place in the circuit board and on the heat sink.

4) Solder the pins of both amplifier modules to the circuit board, taking care not to short out anything.

5) Reinstall the board to the TV, reconnect all cables removed (DOUBLE CHECK EVERYTHING)


If all went well the convergence amps should be working, and you will need to realign the convergence of your TV, I suggest using the AUTO Convergence feature of your TV (Use the instructions in the schematic/service manual).

All should be good now.

Now these instructions are generic in nature but can be use for a number of Models of Projection TVs.

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Power convergence board on RCA HD52W59


Hello renning,

You may not have to buy a new board. It just might be the Convergence Amplifiers that have gone bad. You may just want to replace them first and then see if it corrects your problem before getting the whole board. The convergence amplifiers are easily identified they are tow big black modules attached to a big metal frame called a heat sync, normally it will be located on the right rear section of the TV set looking at it from the back or it would be located in the middle rear of the set looking at it from the rear. In any even look for two big six sided black components with 21-22 pins, now this is the important parts some electronics parts stores sell what are called Convergence Kits (Yes this problem is so common that they have put kits together to repair this issue), they contain the two modules and the biasing resistors needed to properly do the job. You will have to order the kit for your make and model of TV if they do not have a kit, you will have to use a schematic diagram to find the values of the biasing resistors needed. Once you have the modules and the biasing resistors, you will have to de-solder the modules and the associated resistors and replace them with the ones you purchased. You will also need to detach the modules from the heat sink clean the heat sink (with alcohol) and then attach the new modules (with a new application of heat sink paste, which is the white stuff the you removed with the alcohol) with the screws you removed to detach the modules. Once the modules and biasing resistors are installed you will need to turn on the TV and then perform a convergence setup, your TV most likely will have an auto convergence alignment setup feature on the setup menu , use this to do the convergence alignment setup (check your users manual for help in doing this). The cost for this repair will be as follows:

2 STK392-1XX series Convergence Amplifiers $4.00-$15.00 USD Total $8.00 - $30.00 USD

9-10 biasing resistors $5.00-$10.00 USD (multipack) $15.00 USD

Solder $5.00 USD

Soldering Iron $20.00 USD

Silicone Heat sink paste $6.00 USD

de-soldering brade $5.00

The cost of materials will be about $81.00 on the high end.

The cost of a new board will be about $150.00 - $200.00 depending on the vendor.

You can buy replacement boards from a manufacture approved vendor outlet, go to the manufacture's site find support and parts they should have a listing of supported vendors. I would suggest calling the vendor and ordering from the phone asking them to send you an RMA for the part (board) this protect you from having them asses charges without delivery of product.

You will need the schematic diagram to help you install it schematics can be purchased at http://www.servicemanuals.net
for about $19.00 USD.

I hope this helps,

Thank you,

Shuttle83

Jul 15, 2008 | RCA HD52W59 HDTV Projection Television

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RCA HD52W59 CONVERGENCE ISSUE


Hello n0lcl285,

I gave this advice before and I hope it helps you too.

You may not have to buy a new board. It just might be the Convergence Amplifiers that have gone bad. You may just want to replace them first and then see if it corrects your problem before getting the whole board. The convergence amplifiers are easily identified they are tow big black modules attached to a big metal frame called a heat sync, normally it will be located on the right rear section of the TV set looking at it from the back or it would be located in the middle rear of the set looking at it from the rear. In any even look for two big six sided black components with 21-22 pins, now this is the important parts some electronics parts stores sell what are called Convergence Kits (Yes this problem is so common that they have put kits together to repair this issue), they contain the two modules and the biasing resistors needed to properly do the job. You will have to order the kit for your make and model of TV if they do not have a kit, you will have to use a schematic diagram to find the values of the biasing resistors needed. Once you have the modules and the biasing resistors, you will have to de-solder the modules and the associated resistors and replace them with the ones you purchased. You will also need to detach the modules from the heat sink clean the heat sink (with alcohol) and then attach the new modules (with a new application of heat sink paste, which is the white stuff the you removed with the alcohol) with the screws you removed to detach the modules. Once the modules and biasing resistors are installed you will need to turn on the TV and then perform a convergence setup, your TV most likely will have an auto convergence alignment setup feature on the setup menu , use this to do the convergence alignment setup (check your users manual for help in doing this). The cost for this repair will be as follows:

2 STK392-1XX series Convergence Amplifiers $4.00-$15.00 USD Total $8.00 - $30.00 USD

9-10 biasing resistors $5.00-$10.00 USD (multipack) $15.00 USD

Solder $5.00 USD

Soldering Iron $20.00 USD

Silicone Heat sink paste $6.00 USD

de-soldering brade $5.00

The cost of materials will be about $81.00 on the high end.

The cost of a new board will be about $150.00 - $200.00 depending on the vendor.

You can buy replacement boards from a manufacture approved vendor outlet, go to the manufacture's site find support and parts they should have a listing of supported vendors. I would suggest calling the vendor and ordering from the phone asking them to send you an RMA for the part (board) this protect you from having them asses charges without delivery of product.

You will need the schematic diagram to help you install it schematics can be purchased at http://www.servicemanuals.net
for about $19.00 USD.

I hope this helps,

Thank you,

Shuttle83

Jul 15, 2008 | RCA HD52W59 HDTV Projection Television

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It looks like you may to replace the convergence units. It will require repair.

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Either the convergence chip has gone bad or the Focus block is bad. In any case,you will need to consult with a professional technician to solve this problem

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