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Hitachi 50fx18b I have just manually adjusted the convergence but I do not know the steps to save it to ROM? Can anyone help me?

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  • indec Mar 06, 2008

    Thanks! I have been trying to figure this out forever it seems. I wouldn't let anyone turn the TV off until I saved it. You have saved me from divorce! I Love You Man!

  • hubertrm Nov 09, 2008

    The colors are off. There is green towards the top and red on the faces. How do I adjust?

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Press "shift" on remote to write to Rom. "Rom write" is displayed. Press shift again. Wait about 25 seconds, then press "mute" to return to convergence mode.

Posted on Mar 05, 2008

  • jpchief Dec 13, 2010

    My Remote doesn't have Shift on it only swap

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I have a hitachi 50FX18B and the convergence lines are not aligne


Yes - You will need to either remove the circuit board or lift up the tray. If you are not sure how to do it yourself read the link below.

  • This is a very common failure on Projection TV sets.
  • 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.
You can see some example photos and find a solution here...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Feb 24, 2009 | Hitachi 50FX18B/19K 50" Rear Projection...

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I have a hitachi 50FX18B and the convergence lines...


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.

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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

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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 TvRepairKits.com 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.

Jan 23, 2009 | Hitachi 50FX18B/19K 50" Rear Projection...

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I have a hitachi 50FX18B and the convergence lines are not lining up and the picture looks like you are looking through 3D glasses. How do I fix this??


This is a problem with the convergence circuit. If you can solder, you can fix this yourself. Please note as well that there are potentially dangerous high voltages present even when the set is unplugged. That being said... Open up the back and locate the convergence ICs (large black ICs attached to a heatsink and marked STKxxx). Try resoldering the pins on these ICs first. If that fails to resolve the problem, replace the ICs. There may be other related components that need to be replaced as well, but start with the ICs.

Keep us posted.
Dan

Jan 22, 2009 | Hitachi 50FX18B/19K 50" Rear Projection...

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My convergence adjustment is not aligned


The fact that the magic focus doesn't work means your convergence ic's are shorted or bad

They have a kit for this tv it is available through local parts distributors
If you can't find it locally just Google HITACHI CONVERGENCE KIT

If you are not good with de-soldering and soldering do not attempt this repair. Remember to replace all the resistors in the kit

If you are not sure about doing this repair you should have your local tv guy do it for you








Jan 21, 2009 | Hitachi 53UDX10B 53" Rear Projection...

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Hitachi 50fx18b 50" projection no power


Does it chirp? If so you need convergence chips replaced.

Read the link below.

Yes - You will need to either remove the circuit board or lift up the tray. If you are not sure how to do it yourself read the link below.

  • This is a very common failure on Projection TV sets.
  • 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 Makes Chirping Sound
You can see some example photos and find a solution here...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Jan 07, 2009 | Hitachi 50FX18B/19K 50" Rear Projection...

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My hitachi 53udx10b tv is out of focus.


rojamon,

That #4 error is listed as "overflow," and I got a"ROM overflow" errorwhen I tried to save my adjusted convergence data.I don't know whatthat all means yet, but if I figure out my problem,I'll post backhere. I've read here and elsewhere that the out-of-focusproblem comesfrom bad resistors or amps on the convergence board. Youcan tryservice mode to adjust convergence. Press the Magic Focusbutton, andthen press it again to stop it, and then press the Statusbutton onyour remote. Here's a link to the manual convergence procedure (scroll down).





Dec 25, 2008 | Hitachi 53UDX10B 53" Rear Projection...

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50 inch rear projection Hitachi looks like your watching in 3d


This is a convergence problem and igf you can solder, you can probably fix this yourself. If you feel comfortable working inside the set, and are aware of the dangers of the high voltage present there. try the following: Resolder the pins on the convergence ICs. If that fails to resolve the problem, replace the ICs. These are large black ICs attached to a heatsink and should be marked STKxxx.

Keep us posted.

Dan

Nov 24, 2008 | Hitachi 50FX18B/19K 50" Rear Projection...

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1996 Hitachi 50FX18B 50"


Yes - You will need to either remove the circuit board or lift up the tray. If you are not sure how to do it yourself read the link below.

  • This is a very common failure on Projection TV sets.
  • 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.
You can see some example photos and find a solution here...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Jul 24, 2008 | Hitachi 50FX18B/19K 50" Rear Projection...

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Hitachi 50FX18B


KIT10 $29.50
Repair Kit for Hitachi convergence Chassis DP-14G
KIT10 Includes 2 pcs STK392-150 , 1 each of the following 1W axial lead fusible resistors:


http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showpost.php?p=564268&postcount=220
http://cmpalmer.blogspot.com/2006/11/fixing-my-own-tv-part-ii.html

Nov 13, 2007 | Hitachi 50FX18B/19K 50" Rear Projection...

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Hitachi Projection 61UWX10B


Does your set have Magic Focus, if so then you can adjust manually. And when Convergence is acceptable, press Move to write data to ROM memory. Rom Write? is displayed to alarm system that ROM will be over written with new data, Press the Move button again to write displayed data to ROM. Data Write will take 20 sec. aand no picture will be displayed Green dot will be displayed when operation is complete. Press Mute to returen to converg. pattern, then confirm again converg. is acceptable. Press MOVE(ROM WRITE) mode, then press PIP ch to initialize sensor dat positions.

Dec 11, 2006 | Hitachi 61UWX10B 61" Rear Projection...

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