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Convergence and picture problem.

The colors at the 4 corners of the screen separate and then I get ghosts on those corners.I have tried auto focus and manual convergence but I can only control the blue and red crosses.These green crosses have appear on the convergence menu , at the bottom and at the top, mostly in the top and bottom corners and they can not be made to fall in line with the other colors.Where this green lines appear is where I get double picture and the colors separate.

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Ghost image in red and alot of red color. This occurs all the time. I have tried magic focus and manuel focus. No change

The tv have a problems known as a convergence problems,it dead.Tv have colors lines R,G,B mis alignments,have colors shadows pictures or 3D pictures look alike?This tv have a dead convergence board.The tv convergence board must require replacing 2 STK convergence ICS and some or all of it resistors too.Fixing the tv convergence board,will solved the tv convergence picture problems.The shop,will cost u like $300-350 for parts and labors.

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Colors on tv are seperating. looks like double images.

Hi, Try the auto convergence or auto focus to eliminate the problem, if this does not work, you may have to get the TV repaired, the common problem are the power amplifiers that correct the color convergence, that is why you get color shades or ghosts in the images.

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Wavy color separation, auto focus doesn't fix problem. Doesn't have a manual focus.

Ur tv have a problems known as a convergence problems,it dead.The tv colors lines R,G,B mis alignment,have colors shadows or 3D pictures.The tv convergence board it have dead 2 STK convergence ICS and some or all it resistors.These parts,must be replaced on the tv convergence board to solved tv picture convergence.

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Watching our Hitachi Ultravision 57" and the colors seemed to separate, seeing several images, each in it's own color. Ghost-like...any ideas?

yes that is always the same problem.,
that is the convergence module where you have two
ic call stk /but you can try the magic focus button if it work for a while and come back you will have to replace the ic.
hope that give you an idea
have a nice day

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Colors on the screen are messed up with ghost HITACHI

Its not clear what kind of tv you have but it appears to be older rear projection tv with three picture tube. This problem does occur due to the convergence board going bad. Needs professional help to repair unless you know a lot about soldering ICs. Check out at for more answers on this problem, repairs and costs.

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Blue and yellow convergence? problem...power light blinks 6 times

This is a common problem. Its called a convergence failure. You can get all the parts from


  • Screen Looks 3D
  • Colors wont align
  • Screen may look distorted

You can see some examples and find a fix here...

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Wavy colors across the screen and the color has separated. ghosts on picture -four eyes ect. I can't adjust the convergence.

This is a common problem. Your convergence has gone out.

Common symptoms are...

1) 3D Video
2) Warped Video
3) Convergence menu does not adjust the red or blue correctly.

Go here for a solution...

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I have a 42'' where the color in the top left corner seems to have separated, or shifted. The picture is ghosted in red and green in this area. It happened all of a sudden.

Your TV most likely has a convergence 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.
Here are some photos of convergence problems.

Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the tv settings then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move them up, down, left, and right.

If you can't move them in all directions your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.


You will need to replace the convergence chips and possibly some convergence resistors and pico fuses. Its a fairly easy DIY job or you can call in a pro. If you want to do the repair yourself check the site Their kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, thermal paste, email/phone support, etc.

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Convergence issue

You need to replace both STK392-560 convergence ICs and some of the 4.7 ohm 1/2watt resistors. You can get replacement ICs and resistors at the following link with free instalation instructions.

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