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Hitachi rear projection tv. screen looks green

What would cause my picture to have too much green?

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  • kevdol Mar 24, 2008

    I had the same problem and fudged with those controls and was also able to resolve it. Thanks!

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Green CRT bad = take off lower front cover, remove access panel
locate screen / focus block.....turn green screen control slightly
CCW............................re-assemble...........T.

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SOURCE: hitachi 60" sb red and green 3d looking screen at top and bottom

Hello justright197,

I posted this in an eariler solution and there are numerous references to this type of problem on fixya.com, however it fits in this case, so here it is:

This denotes a convergence problem. Believe it or not it would be cheaper for you to replace the two convergence amplifiers and the biasing resistors. You would not actually be replacing the convergence board since these devices are usually located on the deflection board in most cases. However in answer to your question, the boards are easily removed, depending on your level of patience (lots of cables to move around), I would also advise you to either mark down all of the connection you will remove, or take pictures of the board and its connectors. If you choose to just replace the Amplifiers and the biasing resistors there is a lot of information on this site on how to do so: This will get you started:

1) Unplug the TV and then get a schematic of the TV I use http://www.servicemanuals.net or http://www.manualsparadise.com
2) On the schematic locate the STK392-xxx series IC packs (usually attached to a large heat sink)
3) determine if the STK392s are 110, 120 or 150.
4) if the STK392-xxx's are 110s replace with 110s (forget that upgrade stuff it is a hit or miss game that I don't believe you want to get into), if they are 120s replace with 120s and so on.
5)Now to replace the STKs: remove the module from the TV and unsolder theold STKs along with the bias resistors, and replace them with the newones (be sure to apply heat sink paste to the STKs when attaching them to the heatsink)
6) make sure there are no short circuits form your soldering job.
7) Reinstall the module and then turn on the TV.
8) do manual adjustment and the auto-convergence test and then things should be back to normal.


I hope this helps

Shuttle83

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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This set uses two convergence chips--both need to be replaced and the set adjusted----If you know how to do good soldering I can tell you where to look and what usually needs to be replaced---Parts cost should be less than 20 dollars if you buy the parts on Ebay---

Most shops charge 300 or more for this type of repair---I just returned home from a set with this type of problem---in home total repair 250 total---If you cannot do the repair I suggest you shop around and find someone who can do it in your home---any good repair person can do this in about 1 hour---I am getting ready right now to do another one near where I live.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED ADVICE FEEL FREE TO ASK ME...I am here to help people.

REGARDS, SD TECH

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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SOURCE: hitachi 51f500a rear projection tv screen looks 3d

This model uses two convergence IC's----if 3 D one or both are bad.


Most of the time this set uses either two of the STK-392-110 OR THE STK-392-150 CHIPS.

Both chips and any bad protection resistors around them need to be replaced and the set adjusted.

If you are able to do the repair yourself total parts cost will be under 30 dollars.

Some history for you:
This set like all rear projection tube type sets uses two chips---the ones in your set are Black in color--about 2 1/2 inches wide X 1 1/2 inches tall and are on either one large or two smaller heat sinks with fins on them.

When the chips are installed a white grease called heat sink compound is applied to the metal back of each---the grease transfers heat from the chip quickly to the metal it is bolted to.

After some years the grease dries out from the heat and one of the chips goes instantly.

You can buy a pair of the chips for your set on Ebay for less than 15 dollars plus shipping--

If you cannot do the repair yourself--shop around your area---most shops charge 300-400 for this type of repair. Whoever you get to do it make sure BOTH chips are replaced or you will have the same problem in a few months.

If you open the set and locate the chips---they will have the full STK number printed on them in white letters----there are about 12 resistors around them that need to be looked at--if any are discolored they need to be replaced.

If a shop says it HAS TO GO TO THE SHOP keep looking as any good tech can do this repair right in your home in about 1 hour---I know as I have done hundreds of them.

IF you can solder and are handy I will give you general instructions on how to do the repair and what you need---some people I talk to can either do it or have a friend who can do it for them---let me know

I can tell you what you will need aside from the parts and how to proceed with the fix---

If all this helped rate this solution---I do this here for free.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED ADVICE LET ME KNOW--I am here to help people.

Regards, SD TECH

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