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Samsung rear projection

Distorted picture and soon after burning smell , most likely toxic as it was about to knock us unconcious....Samsung won't take any liability

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Unfortunately can't offer any specific solution for you but based on your description obviously you already know it is a big thing.

The best advise I can offer you or any of the others looking to buy is don't buy Samsung anything. I have been selling and installing high end electronics systems for many years and I won't use anything Samsung!

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Distorted picture after moving across town


You may have knocked your guns out of alignment. There should be calibration settings in the main menu. Can you post a picture of the display so we can see what you mean by "distorted."

Nov 23, 2010 | Mitsubishi WS-55809 55" Rear Projection...

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As soon as I turn the TV on, a loud screeching noise comes out, and the picture is all distorted.


It sounds like the color wheel has failed and needs to be replaced. You can call 1-800-samsung to find the nearest service center.

Jul 06, 2010 | Samsung HLR5688W 56" Rear Projection HDTV

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Screen distorted and burning smell


Those dead resistors that the cause,u are smelling burning plastics.Try website Tvrepairworld.com to buy a whole convergence board for the replacement.The Samsung/Akai are using the same convergence board.

Jun 06, 2010 | Akai PT4250A 42" HDTV

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The picture seems to be 3d and pulled toward the uper left, and it smells like something is burning.


Projection TV sets have several common problems listed below.

Problem #1) Convergence

Symptoms:

  • Screen Looks 3-D
  • Colors wont align
  • Screen may look distorted
  • No Audio/Video - makes a chirping sound.
Example Photo:
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Problem #2 CRT Fluid has clouded over.

Symptoms


  • Dull Video, Washed out
  • White/Bright looking video
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking
Example Photo:
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You can see more examples and find a fix here...

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Mar 08, 2010 | Samsung HC-P4752W 47" Rear Projection...

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Picture quit and burning smell


Hi,,,

In this case the convergence IC was burn that's why you can smell burning and the picture quit, so you need to replace the convergence IC

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PCmania

Jul 08, 2009 | Samsung PCL6215R 62" Rear Projection...

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KP-53S65 Blue Ghosting


The most likely cause is shorted convergence chips and possibly a few pico fuses.

These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired. Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony,Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer2_bing.gif Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
You can get a convergenece repair kit with instructions from the links below.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

Problem #1) Convergence

Yours may have one or more of the following symptoms...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2
Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

You can see some more examples and find a fix herebb0cf99.png http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Aug 11, 2008 | Sony KP-53S65 53" Rear Projection...

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Burning smell and distorted picture


Can you describe the distorted picture/ Is it out of alignment? Pulled in from the sides or top and bottom? Or does it appear curved and 3D like? Please respond to this same post and I will try and assist you.

Jul 09, 2008 | Zenith R56W36 56" Rear Projection...

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AKAI FIX


My set had the same issue with the picture and burning smell. On my set, I just removed the cap and the set works great without it.

Aug 08, 2007 | Akai PT4799HD Rear Projection Television

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Burning smell and distorted picture


One of the components in the horizonatl deflection circuit went bad like a capacitor,the price will depend on the actual part that went bad and your location,the service call in NY could be 300.00 but in pittsburgh might only be 150.00.I still belive is wort repairing.

Oct 18, 2006 | Akai PT4799HD Rear Projection Television

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