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Samsung HCM4216W Picked up one of these heavy tvs but color looks as if it has a light halo in the middle and darkens as it progresses outwards reds look like reds but overall color looks more green. I'm assuming the 3 lamps should be replaced?

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Probably only one lamop and that would be the blue

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My samsung HCM4216W TV has 3-D effect i was told it is a conversion module for the bulbs is this right


ll projection TV sets have two very common problems. One is convergence ( 3D/Warped video) the other is CRT fluid ( Dull Video). Here are more details and solutions for both.

Common Problem #1) Convergence has gone out

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.

Common Symptoms include....

  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some pics of convergence problems.


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Common Problem #2) CRT Fluid is Cloudy

Projection TV tubes have a liquid coolant that is used to keep them from overheating. After many years the coolant in the blue and green tubes will become cloudy and cause the screen to look dull, red/orange, etc. You may even see halos around images.

Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.

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TV set after fluid change

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You can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Jan 12, 2011 | Samsung HCM4216W 42" Rear Projection...

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Big red circle in the middle of the picture


Your light engine is bad and needs replaced. I have a tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4251975-replace_dlp_light_engine which explains the problem, how to fix it and where to get the parts. Let me know if you need more help. Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating.

hardrocko

Apr 30, 2010 | Hitachi 51F59 51" HDTV Projection...

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I have a red curve at the top left and the bottom right . I tried adjusting the colors at the back but no fix .


Projection TV2_bing.gif sets have several common problems listed below.

Problem #1) Convergence

Symptoms:

  • Screen Looks 3D
  • Colors wont align
  • Screen may look distorted
  • No Audio/Video - TV2_bing.gif makes a chirping sound.
Problem #2 CRT Fluid has clouded over. Symtoms
  • Dull looking video
  • White looking video
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking video

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

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Mar 03, 2010 | Samsung HCM4216W 42" Rear Projection...

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The psicture continues to darken difficult to see the picture.


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

Problem #1) Convergence

Symptoms:

  • Screen Looks 3D
  • Colors wont align
  • Video may look distorted
Problem #2 CRT Fluid has clouded over. Symtoms
  • Dull looking video
  • White looking video
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking video

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

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Feb 19, 2010 | Televison & Video

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Samsung HCM4216W 42 in. Rear Projection Television Not turning on. After opening the back, found out that two resistors (RR402S and RR471S) are very badly burnt. Could that be the problem? I took the...


Sounds like your convergence circuits shorted and took out the resistors. This is fairly common.

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

Problem #1) Convergence

Symptoms:


  • Screen Looks 3D
  • Colors wont align
  • Video may look distorted
Problem #2 CRT Fluid has clouded over. Symtoms

  • Dull looking video
  • White looking video
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking video

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

bb0cf99.pnghttp://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Feb 19, 2010 | Samsung HCM4216W 42" Rear Projection...

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Sony 46 inch proj tv picture is bowed in the middle and color is


Problem #1) Convergence

Symptoms:
  • Screen Looks 3D
  • Colors wont align
  • Video may look distorted
Problem #2 CRT Fluid has clouded over. Symtoms
  • Dull looking video
  • White looking video
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking video

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

bb0cf99.pnghttp://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Oct 29, 2009 | Sony KP-46WT510 46" Rear Projection HDTV

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Red blinking light


It's most likely convergence -- the small board up and to the right inside the back of the TV, which has two large amp Ic's attached to it..
Unplug the +/- 20v line on the fron left corner of that board (red in color) and then try and power on the set... If the set comes on the board needs to be repaired and it's an easy unplug and two screws that mount it inside.
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Apr 18, 2008 | Samsung HCM4216W 42" Rear Projection...

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Blue and Yellow doubles


Well, fortunately the television that you purchased has an auto-convergence feature. What is happenning is that your color lamps are misaligned, did it get moved at all recently? Anyway, in your menu you should see a "Convergence" menu, and inside that menu, a section called "Perfect Focus". Run Perfect Focus in this sequence: Green --> Red --> Blue After that your picture should look great, if not try tinkering with the manual adjustments on the "Convergence" menu. Here are some URLs that you might find helpful: (just copy+paste into your browser) Your Television On Samsung's Webstire: http://www.samsung.com/Products/TV/ArchivedTelevisions_2002/HCM4216WXXAA.asp Your Television's User Manual (Download And Open With Adobe PDF Reader) (The "Convergence" Menu Is Section 3.3) http://www.usersmanualguide.com/samsung/tv__projection/hcm4216w

Apr 29, 2007 | Samsung HCM4216W 42" Rear Projection...

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RED lamp flakey


Mark,
When you say skilled I'd STRONGLY suggest be a CET or better to tackle this job or I'd give you a one-in-a-thousand chance of doing it successfully... That said, it's pretty straight forward - the unit has to be torn down to light box level and the crt removed... After disassembly of the coolant chamber from the crt it is recommended by Samsung to install the coolant overflow kit, Samsung bullentin tip # 20040827001. P/N: Aa91-00607a / Bp96-00645a
If on the other hand you want some help finding a good qualified shop try here: http://www.nesda.com/locator/state_search.php
Bill

Oct 28, 2006 | Samsung HCM4216W 42" Rear Projection...

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DARK HORIZON AREA AT TOP OF SCREEN


not sure but you could have a bad color wheel i would suggest a service call from your local shop

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