Question about Hitachi 53SWX10B 53" Rear Projection Television

1 Answer

Hitachi 53swx10b 53 in. rear projection

Hi,  My hitachi works pretty well.  Recently, though, there is an abstract shaped area - pretty large - in the center of the television that is a lighter area than the rest of the screen.  Most of the time we can't even notice but it becomes quite apparent when it's a solid color background such as an underwater scene or a sky scene.  I was hoping to get an idea as to what this might be before having a service man come out to take a look.  If this a potentially expensive problem to fix, we'll probably choose to just live with it.

I'd appreciate any assistance you could give!!  Thank you!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 4,402 Answers
Re: hitachi 53swx10b 53 in. rear projection

Best to bring in a find a ISF tech to do the calibrating of the set, when you call in for repair make sure he's ISF

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Hi, I have a Hitachi 53swx10b projection tv. the colors are bleeding and sort of glowing. any idea what this tv needs? thx, John

Ur tv convergence are dead.U know how to solders?Must replaced 2 STK convergence ICS,and some or all the resistors.Tries Websites Tv repair, to buy a convergence kit to repair it ur self.The shop will cost $300-350 for parts and labors.

Apr 03, 2010 | Hitachi 53SWX10B 53" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Hitachi projection hdtv has 3d effect and bowed shape

Projection TV sets are known to have two common problems. The first problem that is common to these sets is convergence failure. When this happens the TV will usually look 3D, Wavy/Distorted, etc. It may also shutdown and blink an error code.

The second common problem with Projection TV sets is dull video, halos around objects, white looking video, or red overpowers the screen. This is commonly caused by the fluid in the lens being clouded overs.

You can find more details and solutions here on Fixya at the following link below. Or click HERE


Mar 15, 2009 | Hitachi 53SWX01W 53" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Hitachi 53SWX10B has picture but no sound

Hi, not good news, you have a bad surround module and this is a VERY difficult repair job, most techs send it to PTS and then they don`t get it right about 10% of the time either, Have a tech pull the board and send it out theres nothing you can do to repair it, sorry for the bad news, video-tek

Jan 30, 2009 | Hitachi 53SWX10B 53" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Colors out fo alignment

The convergence circuit is having a problem. This can be either bad connections at the pins of the convergence ICs or defective ICs. These are large black ICs attached to a heat sink and should be marked STK-XXX. If you can solder, try resoldering the pins of these ICs first. If that failes to resolve the problem, replace the ICs. The should be no additional alignment necessatry once the ICs have been replaced.

Jun 10, 2008 | Hitachi 53UDX10B 53" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

53swx10b bowed picture

Double check your work for errors such as solder bridges or incorrect resistor placement. Look carefully anywhere solder could have dripped or splattered to cause the bowing. If you entered the digital convergence mode to touch it up, you will have to re initialize the magic focus for it to function. Good luck

Mar 12, 2008 | Hitachi 53SWX10B 53" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Part Cost

you should be asking where you got the chip from what the deal is... seems a little high ok alot high

Jan 18, 2008 | Hitachi 53SWX10B 53" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Wavy lines

KIT10 $29.50
Repair Kit for Hitachi convergence Chassis DP-14G
KIT10 Includes 2 pcs STK392-150 , 1 each of the following 1W axial lead fusible resistors:

Nov 10, 2007 | Hitachi 53SWX10B 53" Rear Projection...

2 Answers

Hitachi 53swx10b

The convergence Ics need replaced. In Hitachi, resistors and sometimes a coil needs replaced as well. The convergence/deflection PCB is available, but, the cost of that board is higher than having a servicer come to your home and repair the unit to component level. If you are not familar with this circuit, then call a servicer. Have them replace both ICs not just one. Make sure they are repairing to component level and not replacing the board. Hope this helps.

Mar 30, 2007 | Hitachi 53SWX10B 53" Rear Projection...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Hitachi 53SWX10B 53" Rear Projection Television Logo

Related Topics:

49 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hitachi Projection Televisions Experts

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2267 Answers

matt martin
matt martin

Level 3 Expert

1187 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Hitachi Projection Television Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides