Question about Hitachi 51G500 51" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television
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Posted on Dec 05, 2007
I know this set very well---you are saying convergence adjusts ok everywhere? If you understand that the blue is usually de-focused a little----there are only two ways to adjust the focus of each tube-----
1.) Behind the front speaker grill there is an inspection plate---with it removed you will see a small black plastic block with 6 controls on it; it is the MASTER SCREEN/ FOCUS BLOCK
2.) THREE of the controls left to right are Screen controls(red, green and blue) and the other 3 are FOCUS--IT IS ALL black and you need to look close to identify which is focus and which is screen---you are looking for the BLUE focus control(one of the 6)
3.) With the convergence grid on screen cover the RED and GREEN lens in the set and try to adjust the focus of the blue(I presume you know how to put the set into the Convergence mode?
4.) The only other way to adjust the Blue focus is from the back of the set---with the Red and Green lens covered up place a blanket over the top of the set that covers the whole screen--from the back of the set you will note that all three of the black focal lens have a wing nut---with the convergence grid up and only blue lines present(Green and Red lens covered with a cloth) look from behind the set at the grid---loosen the wing nut on the blue lens and slowly slide the lens left or right until the blue has the best focus possible----if it will not adjust with the focal lens or the front focus control you have a circuit problem.
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Posted on Sep 15, 2009
Testimonial: "Thank You! Much better quality now! Your advice was dead on. I did not think it was convergence problem....One more Q, where do I send the beer?"
I have no experience at tv repair but I solved this problem and you can too. I bought 2 stk 392-150 chips made by sanyo on ebay for $30. I bought a low life jewelers loupe which is a sort of cap with different lens pieces out on the end of the bill for $10 on ebay. I bought a soldering iron and the smallest diameter silver solder and a little suction bulb and heat sink grease from radio shack for $20.
Take the back off tv. Locate circuit board with ics. remove screws that hold board . there are several wire bridges, snap these apart also. number connections with marker, undo connections. you will note that this board is connected to 3 crts by cable, do not disconnect this cable! This board must remain connected to crts by this cable! (so much for tv repair.com telling you how easy you can remove the board and solder it in your workshop) this board must remain connected to the crts, you can flip the board upside
down but all work must be done at back of tv
undo screws on ics. pry ics loose from heatsink. put on jewlwers loupe then turn board over and heat up each ic pin then **** molten solder into suction bulb. each ic has 19 pins. remove old ruined ics ( shame on Hitachi) my tv was only 3 years old! Put gob of heatsink grease on new ic, spread with razor blade, not to thick or thin, stick new ic thru holes in board and screw to heatsink . solder all pins to circuit board. look at the resistors that are close to the ics. if one is burned black it will have to be replaced, they act as circuit breakers and will burn out to protect other parts of the tv. usually the resistors are fine it was just the cheapshit hitachi ics that were bad.
Put everything back together and turn on tv for 20 min. after 20 min do the magic focus. your tv should focus up and be good as new. I have fixed several hitachi 51g500a in this way. Good luck!
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
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