Question about Mitsubishi WT-46807 46" Rear Projection Television

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The red portion of the image jumps away from the other two colors

I've heard several ideas on what to fix when one of the colors separates from the other two on a rear-projection television:

(a) the convergence ICs are bad (STK392-570), or (b) the caps are bad, or (c) some of the soldering around these previous two categories of items needs re-working.


What ever became of the other folks suffering from this problem with their WT-46807 televisions?


Where can I get a manual to help me remove the circuit tray? I took the back off, but I can't even find the convergence chips.

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  • Peterc34 Oct 23, 2007

    UPDATE: I haven't tried replacing the convergence ICs yet, but I noticed that a light Fonzie to the side of the cabinet fixes it instantly. The first whack fixed it for ten minutes. The second has fixed it for two hours of viewing spread across 3-4 viewing sessions over several days.

    I suspect that the ICs themselves are fine, but they are in need of being resoldered to solidify the connections. This problem only began after I brought home a new surround sound system and watched movies with 'theater volumes' (which my wife would consider to be 'too darn loud'). Maybe I vibrated and cracked a solder joint which is now getting 'cold' from oxidation?

    If no one considers it a waste of time, I might solder suck the convergence IC pins and lay down some fresh joints without taking anything off the chassis (if that's possible - haven't pulled it out yet to see if there's room to rework them without disassembling other junk around it).

    Does this seem likely to cure it, since a Fonzie fix usually indicates a mechanical issue, rather than electrical?

  • Peterc34 Oct 24, 2007

    Agreed. Resoldering is probably just a short-term fix. But, if I can get this old dog to last another six months, I'll be in a better position to get that new 300-inch MonsterPlex 3-D Eyeball Fryatron 6000 I've been drooling over. I'm hoping the price will come down to below $2000 from the $180,000 it's at now.

    Otherwise, a Mitsubishi 73-inch rear projection would be a good compromise (and just happens to fit with only an inch or two to spare in my recessed TV nook at home). It's under $3K now.

    I'll touch up the convergence IC's solder joints and report back.



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1)The correct solution is (a)....
2)Concerning pulling the chassis on a 46" Mits...
due to compact size,your set has a higher degree of difficulty.
The 73", 65" and 55" are easier to do the same repair.
3)Begin by removing lower front cabinet,then remove front access
panel.Next provide yourself with plenty of light to see inside....
Remove chassis bolts (3) in rear',unplug as needed,noting location
and routing.Next,locate snap clips on front of circuit tray-Release.
Gently pull back on chassis until clear to remove center board.
Almost must pull all the way.Remove & rebuild center PCB.

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  • Vista Electronics Oct 24, 2007

    Intermittant pin connects can certainly be soldered for a temporary fix.Then,in usually some weeks or months,a more advanced convergence failure will force the issue of replacing IC's.In th repair
    business,time is money and warranty recalls are the worst time



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