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Problem with convergence

Tv picture has a bow in it and letters are doubled

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Re: problem with convergence

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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Re: problem with convergence

What model and chassis? What make?

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bad convergence ic's

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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.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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SOURCE: have 9p6034 chasis ptv835 cant adj convergance in

You need to replace the two convergence ICs

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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.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: phillips convergence proplem . red arrow will

I have a philips magnavox and had two problems that I recently fixed using kits from I can't say enough about their kits and help. Without them I would have never been able to fix my TV set myself.

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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Try re-soldering the circuit board that contains the STK convergence modules. They're on the center circuit board attached to an aluminum heat sink that's about 8" long and 6" tall, about dead center in the circuit board. You may be able to recreate the problem (hour glass effect) by gently moving the heat sink (which the modules are connected to). This gives the hour glass effect on the picture and the advanced convergence screen. This is an indication that the modules pins aren't solidly connected (meaning soldered) properly. Remove the circuit board and clean the old solder off & resolder the modules pins to the circuit board reconnected the board and then retest by again pushing on the heat sink. This is a caused by a minimum effort (a.k.a. minimum cost) solder job, probably done in some 3rd world sweat shop. The "factory" job was good enough for 3-4 years but the heat (and these modules do create a lot of heat) and stress created from repeated use eventually takes it's toll, weakens the pin connections and our problem occurs. take the appropriate cautions working around the high voltage of the set & use a non-conduting piece of wood to push the heat sink when we doing tests. Best of luck, hope ya fix it.

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