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My projection tv is srewed

I am having some probs with the green bulb it seems to be out a little counter clockwise and i can adjust the blue and red but not green wat can i do?

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Re: my projection tv is srewed

The green has to be adjusted through the service menu. You may try moving the yoke ever so slightly, but if you do mark the position its in now so you can put it back if it doesnt help the green. You can adjust the horizontal and verticle skew through the service menue. but you probaly have a weak capacitor or open resistor that has caused your green to skew as that is controlled electronically.

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My Model TV # is 51swx20B. Two days ago the picture started having a lot of green in it and no blue. What is the repair needed.

Do adjustments on focus block. Will have to open front panel access door, focus block blue will be on left, green will be on top. Top screen bottom focus. Turn clockwise to increase, counter clockwise to decrease brightness. Turn the color all the way down on menu where it's pure black and white and make adjustments for perfect black and white picture, then when you adjust color, it will be perfect.

Aug 09, 2011 | Hitachi 51SWX20B 51" Rear Projection...

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My colors are off on the tv seems to be really green. The red seems to flicker a little and the the looks like there is dirt all over the inside of bulb. Do I need to replace bulbs or try something else

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Projection TV sets have two very common problems. One is convergence ( 3D/Warped video) the other is CRT fluid ( Dull Video). Here are more details and solutions for both. Repair kits with instructions are also avail from

Common Problem #1) Convergence has gone out

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 projection 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 pics of convergence problems.


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For more more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya

Common 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



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

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Feb 21, 2011 | Philips 6P5430W 54" Rear Projection...

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Have a projection tv...RCA model 61830BL. Had

Hi the green cross it cant move that the reference for red and blue adjustement ;just try to put the red and blue cross over the green pattern then quit/
if that doesnt work you probly have the stk-xxx ic
who control the color alignment ,are blow/
you will have to replaced and make the convergence
check if you have an auto adjustement for that most projection tv have one...
hope that help..

Mar 28, 2010 | RCA P61830BL 61" Rear Projection...

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Color lines out of focus

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You have a completely different problem. The screen voltage for the blue picture tube is slightly too high on your set. This will put fine lines in the background of the picture, called retrace lines. This is very common and easy to correct. Remove the front speaker cover and the access panel behind it. Look inside and you will see a black box with six controls, each control having a little white glue on it. This is the Focus/Screen block. Three controls are labeled Focus and three are labeled Screen. The screen control in the center is for green but I am not sure if the screen control on the left or right is for blue for your model. With the TV on, set it to VIDEO 1 but do not connect anything to the VIDEO 1 jacks. This will produce a pure dark picture, showing any faint lines in the background. Choose one of the screen controls and increase (turn clockwise) it slightly. If the blue lines do not get brighter it means you are turning the red screen control, so put it back where it was and choose the other screen control. When you find the blue screen control, decrease (turn counter-clockwise) it until just when the blue lines are gone. If you want you can check that the red and green screen controls are set to just below the point where their faint lines are visible. When done, replace the panels and your picture will be back to perfect.
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MikeNJ1964 was exactly right! I have a Sony KP-65WV600 that had horizontal green lines that showed when the picture was darker. I had to remove 3 screws on the right and left side of the tv holding in the speakers...carefully pop out the middle panel from the clips holding it in....remove 4 screws from the cardboard in the middle and remove the cardboard. I then saw the six screws. The adjustment screws were the three below. I turned the middle screw until the lines dissapeared. I tried the left screw and blue lines appeared which I then adjusted away.
THANKS a bunch. SAVED me money!!!

May 15, 2009 | Sony KP-65WV600 65" Rear Projection...

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No Red, can't adjust Red convergence, Blue works fine

looks like the red "bulb" has blown.
you need to replace but can be expensive.

Apr 28, 2009 | Mitsubishi WS-65809 65" Rear Projection...

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Sony model kp51ws500

Yes common problem it seems with these. I can help you get the set working but this fix only prolongs the inevitable so I'm told. (more about that at the bottom) Please read entire posting before starting. You will need to take off the front panel, there are 2 screws towards the bottom on each side behind little pop out plugs. Once those are out take off the panel (pull from bottom, sometimes the round clips at the top come off, either glue them back on the panel or leave them out). There are wires attached to the panel, you can either unhook them or just take them out of the "twist tie" holders and move the panel out of the way to the left. You will now see a thin panel. Remove this one also. Once that is off you will see the bottoms of the 3 glass tubes and on the "floor" of the set there is a group of 6 small knobs. This is called the focus block. Each row of 3 knobs are labeled either screen or focus, also, there should be 3 letters R G B (Red Green Blue). (We won't be adjusting the focus knobs).You will need to adjust the Blue screen knob (on my set it was the bottom left knob). If the set will stay on for a little bit you can adjust it with it on. Once you have found the correct knob (don't worry about the white paint) turn the set on, once you see the picture slowly turn the blue screen knob counter clockwise until the blue diagonal disappear. Be careful not to turn this knob too fast while the set is on. Keep in mind, it may take a little bit to break off the paint. You will see the screen turn back to normal as you turn the knob. Adjust it just until the lines disappear This should solve your problem. If the set won't stay on, with it off turn the knob about 1/8 turn counter clockwise then turn the set on. Once it is on you can fine tune it. Adjust it just until the lines fade out of sight. (You may have to adjust back the other way until the lines show up and then back it off again). Remember to turn the knob slowly. I have heard people getting charged a lot of money for this. I was also told that this is compensating for a dying component(s) all I know it has bought me at least a year. I also read that someone has gotten several years out of there set w/o repair just by doing this adjustment whenever its needed. (once the lines start presenting themselves). I can't see spending big money on these sets when you could put it towards a new set so I will keep it going for free as long as I can. I hope this works out for you. I'm tired of typing so good luck and post if you need any more help. BTW this adjustment works if this symptom presents itself in green or red also. Just substitute the blue knob to the applicable color. Now go put your TV back together :)

Feb 24, 2009 | Sony KP-51WS500 51" Rear Projection...

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My hitachi 50EX16B is messed up

green is not adjustable only through the service menu. if the green yoke hasnt been turned then you most likely have a faulty capacitor or resistor in the green convergence circuits causeing the green projectors image to be skewed. without the service manual and some tv repair troubleshooting skills you will probaly need to call a tv tech

Jan 21, 2008 | Projection Televisions

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Green picture

I'm not sure about this model but most projection tv's have a focus/screen control block usually located behind the front grille where the speakers are. The grille usually comes off easily. If there are no circuit problems you can adjust the red green and blue picture tubes there. Also the focus. It will be written somewhere screen and focus: Three for screen and three for focus. If you find the screens then adjust them slowly clockwise for increase brightness on the red and blue and you may have to reduce the green. Adjust for best picture. If the picture does not adjust too good then the tubes are weak. Only if there are no circuit problems Hope this helps

Dec 30, 2007 | Mitsubishi WT-42313 42" Rear Projection...

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Picture then fades to blue.

Please post me on this as well. My Sony just turned 4 yrs this Jan and just last week it started having the same problem. -Thanks!

Mar 02, 2007 | Sony KP-65WS500 65" Rear Projection...

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