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One last check and a quick dusting of the lenses and mirrors, then I powered it up for a "smoke test". It worked! I screwed the back on and reconnected all of my video sources and moved it back in place. I only had to do a minor on screen convergence adjustment and then it looked perfect again.

It took me about an hour and a half. The parts cost $5.99 each, expedited shipping was around $16. New soldering iron and bulb cost me about $25 and the heat sink compound was $5. So the repair cost me less than $60 (and would have been less without tools). Compared to a repair estimate of $500, I saved over $440!

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it will show you in your owners manual or in the menu portion on your TV. Remember you only have about 15% ability to do this and the tech has the rest in his ability to adjust.

Sep 21, 2010 | Akai PT5598HD 55" Rear Projection...

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We have a akai 52 in television model #PT5299HD and we are getting double image-also i trying to find a free manual on the television-it is it just turn 5 years old and has hardly been used as husband had...

You need to replace the convergence ICs 2 of them they will have PN on them,example STK392-110 Big Black ICs
Mats Electronics has them 1-800-628-1118

Sep 21, 2010 | Akai Projection Televisions

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We have 52 inche akai and it shows double inmage

This problems is known as a convergnce problems,it dead.The tv convergence board the 2 STK convergence ICS and some or all it resistors are dead.These parts on the tv convergnce board,must be replaced to solved the tv covergence board.To solved the tv picture convergence problems.Try website like to buy a whole rebuild convergence board to replaced.The Akai/Samsung tv used the same convergence board.

Sep 15, 2010 | Akai PT5492S 54" Rear Projection...

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Where seeing 4 people on the tv and colors are pink.what would that be

Convergence is dead.U can buy a whole convergence board to replaced.Try Website Tv repair to buy the AKAI convergence board.The Samsung/Akai use the same convergence board.

Feb 24, 2010 | Akai PT4799HD Rear Projection Television

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My Akai TV Model number PT5598HD shows two of everything, how do I fix this?

U can't.Ur convergence is dead.Try website Tv repair to buy a Convergence board to replaced.Well solved the convergence problems.The Samsung/Akai use the same convergence board.

Feb 15, 2010 | Akai PT5598HD 55" Rear Projection...

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Need convergence instructions foe akai pt5299hd

Projection TV sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the video to look normal. When its out of alignment the video will look 3D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the TV menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projeciton sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Common Symptoms include....

  • 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.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some photos of convergence problems.



Here is a quick test....

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

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move RED and BLUE in all directions - up, down, left, and right. And you should be able to get the grid straight.

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

Note: If you TV has as flash focus or magic focus button only try pressing the button. If it fails to fix the convergence your need to fix it. See below for a fix


You will need to replace the convergence chips and possibly some convergence resistors and pico fuses.
This is a a fairly easy DIY job if you are handy and can follow directions. You can get complete repair kits from or click here. They have put together DIY repair kits that include the OEM parts and step by step photo instructions for each repair. If you are not handy or can't follow directions we would suggest calling a shop.

Dec 02, 2009 | Akai PT5598HD 55" Rear Projection...

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Where can i get a convergence chip for PT4799HD akai tv?

I'm fairly certain that particular Akai model contains Samsung parts. You can contact Samsung at 1-800-726-7864 to check pricing and availability of the part you seek.

Jul 12, 2009 | Akai PT4799HD Rear Projection Television

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Pitcture is Wavy

Sounds like the tuner is going.

Dec 05, 2007 | Akai PT4799HD Rear Projection Television

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PT5299HD screen

I had the same problem trying to find a new screen. What I did was found a local plastics shop and had a piece of 1/8" plexy glass that has one side anti-glare. It was only $50, and its alot more durable.I had a few problems changing it though. First you have to pull the rear bottom panel lose, then the rear top. Once the screen is exposed (TAKE THIS ADVICE), put a small piece of tape on one of the top corners and mark its position. This has a two part screen and the inner one is a image magnifier and goes only one way. It took me 4 trys to reposition it right for a correct picture. Once you do this carefully unbolt the two side and top screen brackets. Make sure you dont mess with the four centering sensers. Only loosen the screws on the bottom screen bracket. Take the screen out and seperate the two screens by removing the tape around the edges. You will now discover that only the outer antiglare screen is craked. Clean the three inner sides with windex and a paper towel, then use a cotton rag or tee shirt to eliminate any particles left behind. Once you get the screen in place dont over tighten the screws they strip very easy. Since you have the tv apart you should go ahead and blow all the componits off with a keyboard cleaner, and clean the bulbs with a super soft cotton teeshirt with a small spray of the windex on it, dont spray the bulbs directly, and do the same with the mirror. Remeber that all streaks will show up on the image screen. Clean the out side of the screen after you put it back together. Oh yeah, make sure its unpluged first.

Dec 05, 2007 | Akai PT4799HD Rear Projection Television

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