Question about Hitachi 61SWX10B 61" Rear Projection Television
The color convergence seems to be on the fritz. all of the images on the screen have red blue and green shadows around them. I have tried the magic focus system, but it shuts down quickly and the number 5 pops up on the lower right portion of the screen. Is there a cheap fix?
How do i access the convergence on my big screen
Posted on Aug 11, 2008
The convergence ic's need to be replaced. There may also be several resistors in the same area that are burned and need to be replaced.
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
Your TV most likely has one or more possible problems.
Problem #1: Convergence Chip Failure ( common problem )
Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem
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.
You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. They have put together a kits for most models. If you don't see a kit for your set send them a quick note and they will put one together for you. Their kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, etc.
Problem #2 CRT Fluid is Cloudy
Projection TV tubes have a liquid coolant that is used to keep them from overheating. After many years the coolant in the blue and green tubes will become cloudy and cause the screen to look dull, red/orange, etc. You may even see halos around images.
Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.
TV set after fluid change
What you will need to do is replace the coolant and clean the crt. You can get a repair kit from www.TvRepairKits.com that includes replacement coolant, photos. instructions, etc.
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
Red green & blue r off changed convergence chips & resistors that were burned out magic focus starts but stops on red at the 3rd line and than #5 comes up on the right bottom corner of the screen tried manually to focus but lines will not move why i need my tv back bad any suggestions thanks
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
I was watching tv last night and all of a sudden a red ray of light went across the screen.
Then the tv turned off and the power button started flickering red. does anyone have any suggestions ?
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
I have one of these sets and after replacing the convergence ic's you need to get into the factory menu's and this is done by taking the speaker cover off and then the center panel behind the speaker cover as you look in to the set at the convergence board you will see a little green button on the left corner of the convergence board towards the front of the set. There are specific procedures to set the convergence in the factory menu's but if you go slow and pay attention it can be done in a relativly short time.
Posted on Jun 25, 2010
Hitachi TV, screen Red need to fix 1
Posted on Feb 08, 2011
I have this numbers and letter on the top of my hitachi tv C 2546TH 311 how do i remove it ?
Posted on Mar 04, 2010
I had the same problem. I could not afford a new TV.
I called Hitachi for a local Hitachi repair center.
They replaced the convergence modules and cleaned the picture tubes.
They soldered some other items.
They explained that the convergence modules are the common repair for these TVs.
This repair is not for the non-professional.
The costs $512 with tax and one hour. I live in the New York Area.
The cost may be different in other areas.
$500 repair vs $1500 new TV?
Now my TV is like new.
I hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
I have red and blue across the top of screen how do we fix it.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
SOURCE: hitachi television repair
Sounds like the TV's convergence circuit has failed:
*Call an Authorized Service Center and them give you an estimate cost of the repair, or
*Repair it your self; get KIT 10 locally or B&D Enterprises
Good luck, big IRISH.
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
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