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Hitachi 51SWX20B's screen has 3d effect

Hi,

I had the tv for about 4 1/2 yrs.
My Hitachi tv is having a 3d effect like an objects in tv have blue/red colors around them. It is throuout all video inputs. I have took the plug out for over night and still does the same thing. I did "Magic Focus" but it did not help.

Pls. help...
Thanks in advance
Steve

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  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2008

    Same problem 3D effect tv is 41/2 years old

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    hi i have a hitachi it is about 5 years old and i turned it on and it has has to tone red and a 3d effect to it

  • kstar82 Jul 07, 2008

    Mine is a samsung SP-43T5HP, also 5 years old and has the 3d effect. I have no knowledge of fixing this and it costs 160 just to get it looked at.. let alone fixed.. this tv is prob only worth 500 now.. is it worth getting fixed? Thanks, Kellie

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You have a problem with the STK convergence modules. They're on the center circuit board attached to an aluminum heat sink that's about 8" long and 6" tall. You may be able to recreate the problem (hour glass effect) by gently moving the heat sink (which the modules are connected to). This gives the hour glass effect on the picture and the advanced convergence screen. This is an indication that the modules pins aren't solidly connected (meaning soldered) properly. Remove the circuit board and clean the old solder off & resolder the modules pins to the circuit board reconnected the board and then retest by again pushing on the heat sink. The "factory" job was good enough for 3-4 years but the heat (and these modules do create a lot of heat) and stress created from repeated use eventually takes it's toll, weakens the pin connections and our problem occurs. take the appropriate cautions working around the high voltage of the set & use a non-conducting piece of wood to push the heat sink when doing tests.
If soldering doesn't help, then the modules have died and need replacing. Don't buy the $10 cheap ones. Most of them have an upgraded version that is stronger. Also look for any burned resistors in the vicinity of the modules.
Best of luck, hope ya fix it.

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