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Bad stk? my 51'' magnavox uses stk392-120 i have replaced them and now it only chirps . is there a a more durable upgrade ic?

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  • phillipbalaz May 24, 2009

    i replaced all the 6.8 metal film resistors then all the 100 ohm resistiors . the pisture was askew on left side and could not adjust convergence left to right but could up and down . put new stk's and 6.8's in system booted up and picture was funny looking then it acted like it was adjusting then picture stopped and it started chirping then i pulled all the resistors and checked them 100 was about 5 ohms off . same with 6.8's any where frome 3 to 10 ohms so i put them all back in then put 1 of the original stk's back in n have picture but the same as it was in the begining


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Sure, Stk392-180, I use them all the time instead of the 110 and 120. Was your convergence out and that prompted you to replace the Stk's? If you had a picture before ( but bad ) I would check for the 6.8ohm bias resistors. They must be on the money, if not, they will destroy your Stk's in a heart beat. They are all located right buy the Ic's all in a row. Don't forget to clean the heat sinks off then apply a bead of Heat Sink Compound across the middle of the Ic's before installing them. the resistors may not be the value I stated, so measure a few, that will tell you,

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  • Jim Krause May 24, 2009

    The resistors MUST BE 6.8 ohm ,,,not 3 not 10 but 6.8, I do them all day long. The IC's will stand for nothing in-between without going up. some are in parallel which they will measure 3.4 in the circuit as you know. It's best to remove 1 leg then check them.

  • Jim Krause May 24, 2009

    Your going to have to replace the STK's again because they went up and that's what took out the resistors. When your converging the sides, don't try to bring each on target the first time. Bring it in or out 1/2 the distance then go to the next one all the way around and repeat the process over again. If you want, give me your e-mail address and we can go from there.


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I have a very similar problem.on a Hitachi 50UX52B. I just pull the chassis to replace both Convergence Amps (STK 392-110) But am now on hold after reading your solutions.
I discussed this on under,highlight,hitachi.html
and included a picture of the problem. I also have the service manual that I will be happy to share. I would really appreciate your input and comments.

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