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Panasonic PT-53WX42F Picture Problem. Color Distortion.

I have a 3 yr old PT-53WX42F and the picture just all of a sudden went crazy. It is really distorted and the colors are off. Yellow and Red seem to be standing out more. The picture at the top and bottom are the worse and it is making everything look double. Any one know what the problem is and where I can buy parts.

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  • Rselfsc Dec 04, 2007

    I have a similar issue, the Blue seems to be the worst and replaced before. Can someone tell me the part #s to replace the IC. Thanks

  • candostu Dec 06, 2007

    I have the same problem.

  • rogerbrks Dec 18, 2007

    I have the same problem. I was hoping to find someone who could share their experience on getting it fixed.

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2008

    Same as the others

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2008

    double picture on one side

  • faithypooh Jan 08, 2008

    i have double visions , colors bled, is more like red and green

  • guido80004 Mar 30, 2008

    panasonic pt-53wx42 left side of screen has green and pink shadows

  • Kuteth May 03, 2008

    I was watching tv, and suddenluy the green went out of alignment, and is now all wavy and part of the picture are double vision, at top and bottom. Blue and Red are working fine. Is this fatal? if not, what needs fixing, and how should it be done?

  • Sleepless14 Jun 01, 2008

    I feel like if I were to wear 3D glasses my picture would be perfect?
    I tried adjusting all configuration screens but doesn't seem to be getting better?
    Do I need to change part and where can I find these parts?

    I am ready to throw the T.V away! 

  • pain in neck Jun 18, 2008

    Tv has shadow pictures of red and green outlining everyone and everything. What is wrong and can it be fixed.I also lost the remote , can I fix it with it?

  • kenrabold Jul 18, 2008

    Blue convergence is way out. Unable to adjust.

  • goodsack Aug 07, 2008

    My tv looks like a 3D picture without the glasses. Panasonic PT-53Wx42


  • goodsack Aug 10, 2008

    My Panasonic pt-53wx42 looks like a 3-D movie without the glasses. The red is shifted to the left and I can't fix it with the convergance adjustment.

  • wania00 Aug 29, 2008

    The color on my TV is distorted? don't know what to do.

  • stevegot Sep 06, 2008

    my picture is crooked, and also a little off/blurry in some places. i've made some adjustments, but there are just too many. plus i can't get to some of the menu's i've somehow gotten to in the past

  • chevyridr420 Sep 16, 2008

    my tv is 8 years old ,it was bought in 2001,and it has worked fine until today.i have the same problem with it that everyone is describing,i turned it on,and there is move red than usual,and the picture looks 3d,but the sound is great.i will fix it myself,but i do not know what parts i need,please help?i love my tv.

  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2008

    5 yr old PT-53WX42 just all of a sudden had a distorted, double image picture, with mostly red and green waves through it, distortion point is bottom 1/3 of screen. Using convergence alignment menus did nothing but black out the bottom 1/3 for me. Other posts imply needing new amplifiers...will delve into...

  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    blurry ,can adjust red and blue on converge 1 but green will not adjust very much

  • mjrobinson44 Oct 27, 2008

    I am having a problem with the picture is very distorted in certain spots

  • devenpatel Nov 23, 2008

    I can not adjust Green convergence. I can adjust Red and Blue convergence. Does anyone know replacing convergence IC or ICs will resolve issue for Green convergence adjustment.

  • danno33 Dec 03, 2008

    my pt53wx42f is about 51/2 years old. its colors suddenly distorted. It started with a blue rainbow at the bottom of the picture. Since then the blue and yellow have separated and there are shadows. I've tried to fix it through convergence 1 and 2 adjustments but only a few of the crosses will move enough to sync up. I assume a part has gone bad. any ideas?

  • ache66 Dec 20, 2008

    same problem fora year it just get worst.

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    5 yr old PT-53WX42 just all of a sudden had a distorted, double imagepicture, with mostly red and green waves through it, distortion pointis bottom 1/3 of screen. Using convergence alignment menus did nothingbut black out the bottom 1/3 for me. Other posts imply needing newamplifiers...will delve into...

  • jessie12345 Feb 15, 2009

    basically the same as the rest of these folks. i saw the website on how to fix it, but i am skeptical on my talent of messin around with electronics. is there a more detailed step by step version of doing this?

  • vaughndango Apr 17, 2009

    Have pretty much to same prblem as everybody else. color and pic distortion, cant line up the convergence crosses. Friend said i have to replace the 2 IC circuits, but I really dont know where to find them to buy and actually where they are in the tv. The mobile repairman said he could fix it for 300.00, but if i can replace them myself I will.



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Your TV most likely has a Convergence Chip Failure ( common problem )

Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem

  • 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.
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You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site They have put together convergence repair kits for most models.

The kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, thermal paste, etc. Everything you will need to do the repair yourself.

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Need to order parts. Does anybody know who to contact for the 53WX42F?

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

Change your convergence amplifiers. Have the new ones solderd in they are around 5 bucks on ebay

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I have had my PT-53WX42 for almost 8 years. I just got a phone call from my GF that she was watching it and it just turned itself off. To get it back on, she has to unplug and replug it, however, it just turned back off within seconds. Has anyone had this problem before? If so, what is the problem/fix?

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