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Akia tv the red is out of align on my pth5498

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    my 2 year old grandson had gotten ahold of the remote and the next thing i know the convergence ( red and green squares ) were all out of line and will not move at all. i have tried and tried to realaign the squares and even the lines doing the mute 183 part but to no availe the convergence is locked up. is there any code or something i can use to put this at least back to the factory settings or some way to reset the tv. all and any help will be very much appericiated..the tv is a Akia 1080i hdtv PTH5498



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Replace Stk392-040 convergence IC's. Use Panasonic brand

for reliabilty.Re-check alignment....

Let me know by your rating....T.

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For my pth5498 the green and red colors are not in alignment. I guess I have a convergence problem. I hit keys mute 1 8 2 and then turned the power back on and then a menu came up. I got out of it and have...

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My akia 54 inch tv has a halo around images

These sets have several common problems which are listed below.

Problem #1) Convergence

Yours may have one or more of the following symptoms
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  • Colors wont align
  • Screen may look distorted or warped
  • No Audio/Video - makes a chirping sound.
Problem #2

Another common problem is dull or washed out video.
Your TV may have one or more of the following symptoms....
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You can see some more examples and find the fix here...


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Convergence board is bad

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

Problem #1) Convergence


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

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Broken remote

Went to a cheap discount shop called reject shop and bought a i DIGITAL universal remote control, RM-810 model for $8 AUD ,put in code 1020 listed for AKIA and it worked. Didnt even think of looking in a cheapo shop for one

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Red shadows around images on screen, setting convergence doesn't help

HELLO. it not in adjusting the len's it's in the convergance board. the IC'S ON THE BOARD NEED TO BE REPLACED."GOOD LUCK"

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Double image

If your model number is the PTH5498 you will need to replace both convergence ICs they are stk 392-040 you can get replacements at the followig link and they will provide fre instalation instructions with pictures. Here is the link.

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Akai PTH5498

A lot of people on this site have this problem, including me. Usually a problem in the convergence board, requiring fixing (not expensive, really) or replacement (about $80 DIY). In my case it was a coolant leak.

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Red gun suddenly went wacko

Red Convergence IC bad.....small circuit board by itself up
above main boards..........replace both IC's for reliability...
STK392-040.........DO NOT USE GENERIC IC'S ! I use only
PANASONIC brand = no re-calls !!
Re-align when repair complete............T.

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