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Problem with convergence

Tv picture has a bow in it and letters are doubled

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  • Wii learner Jan 02, 2008

    Got up this morning to find the colours all over the place. Did the usual convergance stuff but can't get 3, 7 & 8 back in line. The red cross is completely seperate to the usual one and can only get them to move across and not up or down. Any ideas out there?

    Cheers Wendy

  • tedfry7 Jan 02, 2008

    I am having the same problem with the ws-65807. I took into a local shop to have it fixed and they repaired it and it only lasted about 2 weeks. Its a monster television to move around. I resolved the problem by buying another tv but now would like to repair this and move it to another part of the house.

  • beo123 Jan 05, 2008

    I have the same problem, can't get the red cros to work vertical to align. I have Model vs-50609, We have had this tv for 6 years with no problems. Is it worth repairing?


  • jeffgil Jan 06, 2008

    IM in the same boat the red cross will not line up and I have red doubled everywhere! help if u can jeff Samsung HCN4226W 42 in.

  • Mark Johnson Jan 10, 2008

    Same here WT 42313 Red Vertical won't line up. Blue will line up horiz and vert but red only horizontal will line up. How much to fix this problem?
    Please email me.

  • Frances Carter Feb 10, 2008

    Have the Samsung HCN473WX/XAA. Same problem. Looks like viewing the picture in a bowl. The images are seperated on top and bottom in red and green, but the image across the middle is fine. Make the actors look like cone heads. Do I need to replace the chips and resistors on the convergence board? Is there a kit available?

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2008

    tv picture is doubled seems red is out of wack on the sides

  • gord melville Mar 03, 2008

    red bow at bottom of screen,letters are doubled. tried convergance but can not get the red cross to move down. they will move up and side to side.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    Hi guys, and gals. this is jim again, and I followed all of your advise on fixing the convergence on my panasonic. The solution given did not do the trick. It was to replace the convergence amps stk-120's. Did that. Same problem. I did read something on the back of the tv when I had it open, about the eprom? could that be my issue. Now I am really pulling my freakin hair out. can anyone help me further with this one. I feel that I'm really testing everyone's knowledge on this. I am pretty good at electronic boards and such, but I am truly baffled. PLEASE help....thankyou

    thanks, again,


  • ohiosonyguy Mar 23, 2008

    i have the same problems, i am doubled letters/images in RED on th screen. any thoughts?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2008

    I have a bowed red line which travels up and down the screen. Is there a kit or way to fix this without huge expense?


  • presto1 Apr 17, 2008

    the red is bowed down in the right and left hand corner and while watching a show it looks like a 3d movie in the bottom right hand was like this when i turned it on so i turned it off then back on and it went normal for about 2 min.then jumped back out of alingment but only went normal one time and it won't go back.

  • holdbutler May 01, 2008

    image looks like three d red and double images

  • androo May 19, 2008

    it has like a 3d picture shows everything is doubled and has a red bow shape curve on the bottom

  • krx57 May 22, 2008

    problem with convergence has like a 3d picture shows everything is doubled and has a red bow shape curve on the bottom

  • mickey_y2k May 26, 2008

    I have to same problem HD52W66 I am very disappointed with RCA...

  • CrAz33 Jun 12, 2008

    i have the same problem too, the whole thing looks like a 3d picture and theres a red out line on everything, perfect focus isnt working, and i did the convergence and dont know how to save it!



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I have the same problem my tv is a mitsubishi model # vs-50609
how can i fix the problem

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Turn off the auto convergience and use the advanced menu options to align the red and blue with the grid. Once you are in convergence menu, hit the audio button, this will give you the grid. Start at the center of the screen and work in a clockwise pattern going out one gridline at a time. then switch from red to blue by hitting the video button. Follw the same procedure. Don't do this until the tv has been on for at least a half hour as it needs to be at oprating temp. If it's still wrong then you need to get into the service menu, which I'm still trying to find out how to do.

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It maybe the Convergence IC's have gone kaput. I replaced mine on my 53UWX10B and its not to bad of a job if your handy with a soldering iron.
Parts are cheap if you DIY $30. A pro will cost you about $300+

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SOURCE: RCA model HD 52W59 rear projection TV

Appreciate the direct "Ask Me" and your understanding. Again our apologies for any inconvenience due to the disconnection.

With your indulgence, to your concern:

  • Ifno amount of adjustment could align/merge the images, then it would besafe to assume that the convergence amplifiers are faulty.Additionally, the bowed effect strengthens the likelihood of faultyconvergence board.
  • This is a known common repair, so much sothat most owners are performing DIYs (do-it-yourself) for those unitsno longer under warranty. Should you consider the DIY, then pls findbelow specifics which may be helpful otherwise pls bear in mind that ifthe unit is still under warranty, a DIY could and would void saidwarranty. Your choice then of course, warranty repair or DIY.
To the actual repair:
  • Boardreplacement - by far the fastest, the easiest. As the term/nameimplies, identify/remove the erring board, seek/order a replacement,swap, align and the jobs is done.
  • Component level - thecomponents within the board are tested using a DVM or a VOM, thedefective parts identified, order a repair kit, desolder the defectivecomponents, replace them with the new components from the kit, cleanthe solder work on the underside of the PCB (printed circuit board),reassemble, align and the work is completed.
Should you consider board replacement:
  • Initially, pls determine the suffix (if there is) of your model HD52W59, something like YX22;
  • Pls goto;
  • pls click on the "CATALOG" button top near left;
  • in the "search for:", pls select Model Number;
  • in the next (right) box, enter HD52W59 plus the YX?? and click on the Search button;
  • on the next page, click on the model number on the left to confirm;
  • in the "Enter Description..." box, pls type "conv" less the quotes and click on Submit button;
  • you would be interested with the Convergence Amp board;
  • Alternately,you can call Tritronics for a 24 hr order. Pls get numbers to theiroffice nearest you from
Should you consider component level repair:
  • Plscontact Slinteriors @ They sell arepair kit that includes the 2 STK 392-??? ICs, resistors and picofuses.
  • Additionally or more importantly, they supply them as a completekit PLUS an illustrated instruction sheet detailing the repairprocedures.
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

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You need to replace the two convergence ICs

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Double Vision & Bowed Screen

Chances are that the convergence amps are bad.
If those are mounted on a separate board, replacing the board would be the easiest thing to do. Running the magic focus or touching up the convergence in the customer menu may be required.

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The first problem I had was the TV was looking 3D. After doing some homework I found out that this is a convergence problem. I bought a kit, followed the instructions, and to my amazement fixed it myself.

After building my confidence with the 1st repair I decided to get their CRT fluid kit. This kit fixes the dull video,red video, or bright/halo looking video. If you have a magmavox set that is more than 5 years old your tv has this problem already. It happens on every set. As before I bought the kit, followed the instructions, and now my video looks factory new. Once again I wanted to say thanks to the team at Tv Repair Kits for putting together kits that the average joe can use.


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