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Help with TV

I have double on the screen and an oval at the top and bottom of screen, TV is 9 years old, hardly used and I purchased new in 1998. Sears Tech is charging $ 88.00 to come diagnose the problem....HELP !

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Re: Help with TV

What model number is your set? Can you upload a pic of what your screen is doing? It sounds like you Convergence amps are faulty which is a common problem with all projections as they run hot. Its a fairly cheap fix under 20.00 if you can solder you should be able to handle it easy enough.

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Tv shuts off quickly ( 1-2 seconds)

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This is a general answer based on error code--problem in vertical circuit then the first thing is to look for ANY signs of Glycol having leaked from one of the picture tubes onto that area of the board.

If you do not know how or what to look for let me know and I will explain.

Vertical circuit deflects picture from middle to top and middle to bottom of screen; if set detects that it shuts set off instantly to prevent a instant BURN MARK from happening on all three tubes this set uses--prevent permanent damage to the screens of the tubes.

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My tv is almost 6yrs old and all of a sudden the picture is blury almost showing double images. The color is also of at the top and bottom of the screen.

this is typic old projection tv, some tecnical ajust parameters have reset, so if you can adjust,this settings on service menu on tv, or ask for help on local repair store, to calibrate scren.

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I have a sony kp-41t65 tv acting like computer screen out of whac

Projection sets have two very common problems outlined below.

The first common problem is convergence

These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. The TV can also shut down when the convergence starts to fail.

Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony, Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer, Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith, RCA and others.

You can get more information and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from TV Repair Kits using the link at the end of this article.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped or bowed
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2 - Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture


You can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya

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Screen has double image in red

This is a convergence problem that is either poor solder connections at the convergence ICs or defective ICs. If you can solder, you can fix this yourself. Update this if you wish to attempt the repair and I'll provide additional details and instructions.


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Fuzzy picture, oval shaped, scrolling up slowly

I would start by checking the large filter capacitors in the power supply. I can't be sure since I'm not seeing the set, but it sounds like you're describing AC ripple. In a 20-year-old set, some of those electrolytics will be drying out. A few replacements may take care of the trouble for you.

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can you post a picture of your screen or send it to my email as it sounds like its just the convergence Ics and the 6.8 ohm resistors, but a pic would help me do a accurate diagfnosis.

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Year 2000 mitsubishi 64 inch tv

Have convergence IC's changed in your 60" TV. I only use ORIGINAL IC's, not generics or knock offs. Most companies that fix have no idea what the difference is.....

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Hitachi 53sbx10b

Try the auto convergence feature of the TV. Press the button on the front of the tv and wait about 5 minutes....

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