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Toshiba TN50x81 50 Inch TV most of the images seem to have a ghost image behind them

Any one know how to correct this? I went into the menu of the TV and tried the Convergence option to try to correct the problem but then you have to choose between some numbers and I'm not sure what these do? I don't have the manual for the TV or I would have checked that first. Thanks for any help.

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Re: Toshiba TN50x81 50 Inch TV most of the images seem to...

The convergence ICs are bad and need to be replaced. This is a common problem with projection TVs. These are large black ICs connected to a heatsink. Replace them and all should be well.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

Re: Toshiba TN50x81 50 Inch TV most of the images seem to...

Remove the right speaker grill, there you will see some adjustemt knobs, I never tried it but might be helpfull.

Posted on Dec 02, 2007

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The tv image is showing in three colors....Almost ghost like but in three colors. I checked my connections and tried my blue ray player and the image is still messed up....I did press the magic focus...

Projection TV sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the video to look normal. When its out of alignment the video will look 3D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the TV menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.
This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projection sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.
You can get a repair kit with parts and instructions from

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Picture went funny on my PT-47WX53 last night... a blue ghost like arc appeared mirroring the lower portion of the images displayed on the tv a few inches above where they were positioned. Most of the...

You need to replace convergence ICs in TV for correct converge picture.
Below is an image of D board and ICs are marked need to replaced.


If you are familiar with TV repair and knows basic electronics then can do this job OR call TV tech to fix it.

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Sounds like the Hyper board is needing replacement very common problem for toshibas.

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The dulling picture really sounds like a lamp failing. You would need the sony lamp xl-2100u
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Red ghosting on images that are not closeup

1. Power off -- let bulb cool.
2. Display - 5 - VOL+ - Power (in quick sequence) to display service menu.
3. Go into the user menu and set auto revision back to auto.
4. Put an image on the screen that shows the problem. I always found the edges of a 4:3 aspect ratio signal displayed the ghosting very well on my set.
5. Use 2 to scroll through the categories to find D GM TG
6. Use 1 to scroll through items in D GM TG to find V POS D
7. Write down current value.
9. Use 3 and 6 to change the value to minimize the ghosting. You should only need to move it up or down a value or two.
10. Press Mute - Enter to save the changes.
11. Power off and let the bulb cool.

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This problem is a defect in the optics block. There is however an adjusment procedure to correct this problem. Please send me and email to and I will send you back the detailed alignment process on Monday.

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Wavy, jumpy picture, ghosts, occasional color loss/change---you name it!

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Ghost images

Sounds like a light engine issue to me. Is there anyway you can post a picture of the issue itself?

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