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My Hitachi 65SWX20B Model, made in 02, just developed Picture disturbance

Specifically, it is a thin blue line that goes across the length of the screen just above the half-way point of the screen. There is another blue line that is a perfect arc above this straight line(about 14 inches above the central blue line at the far left, 10 inches above straight blue line in the middle and another 14 " above the straight blue line on the right.) This forms a faded blue color distortion between these two lines. It's almost like an overlay of blue on top of the picture. The tv picture is not affected with any other visible distortion. I tried the magic system fix, but had no effect. The tv wasn't bumped into or disturbed in any way. Any suggestions?? Thanks in advance!

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  • Drumquin Oct 28, 2007

    For some reason, it will not allow the pic to be downloaded. It is a .jpg format and not above the 1.5 mb requirement. But, let's say it is a convergence issue. How do I fix it is it is the blue that is out(sincethis isthe color on the screen)?

  • Drumquin Oct 28, 2007

    Thank you. I'll check out the website and see if I can get those ICs chips. Is there a referral network for the Raleigh, NC area in case the replacement issue is over my head so I can find a trustworthy company to do the work?



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Can you post a picture of the set. This might be a convergence problem. seeing the set will confirm this.

Thank you,

Posted on Oct 28, 2007

  • Henry McKelvey
    Henry McKelvey Oct 28, 2007

    If it is a convergence problem you will have to remove and replace the two convergence ICs chips. This is a link showing how to remove and replace the ICs:

    This should help.

    You should also replace the bias resistors which are sometimes damaged by the in-rush current flow.

    Thank you, 



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