Question about Panasonic PT-61HX41 61" Rear Projection Television
Hi, my tv suddenly went badly out of convergence. When I go through the convergence setup, I'm able to adjust the red and blue but the green is way off to the left and can't be moved back to the right. When adjusting the portion that shows the little crosses and I'm supposed to line them up, the bottom of the crosses on the right side of my screen are twisted. When watching the tv, the middle of the screen seems close to accurate. However, the edges are terribly out of convergence. Any help on what the problem is and how I can correct it would be greatly appreciated.
Your TV most likely has one or more possible problems.
Problem #1: Convergence Chip Failure ( common problem )
Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem
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 need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. They have put together a kits for most models. If you don't see a kit for your set send them a quick note and they will put one together for you. Their kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, etc.
Problem #2 CRT Fluid is Cloudy
Projection TV tubes have a liquid coolant that is used to keep them from overheating. After many years the coolant in the blue and green tubes will become cloudy and cause the screen to look dull, red/orange, etc. You may even see halos around images.
Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.
TV set after fluid change
What you will need to do is replace the coolant and clean the crt. You can get a repair kit from www.TvRepairKits.com that includes replacement coolant, photos. instructions, etc.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
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