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SONY KP-61HS30 About 2 weeks ago the color on my tv went crazy, it looks like a 3D tv, now the unit won't turn on, the red light keeps blinking. What should I do?

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Mine also looks 3D and warped. However, it will still turn on. Although I still am searching for a solution, a temporary fix is to put on 3D glasses and close your left eye.

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Sounds like it needs convergence chips. This repair requires test equip. and soldering/desoldering tools. Most repair shops charge between 200.00 and 400.00 to do this repair on your model of tv. Hope I have been some help

Posted on May 28, 2008

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Kp-65wv600 looks like I'm watching a 3D tv but not tv isnt 3D It has a blue, green and red out line behind the person could it be the lamp light and if so what color


Hello sburdano,
Welcome, and thank you for using FixYa!
To answer your question: The colors are all working, they are just out of alignment.
Judging by what you have said hear, I would assume that the television have been moved, rather roughly, or bumped into rather abruptly. The color wheel will need to be re-aligned to the lamp and lens. You need to find out what your local TV Repair shop would charge for re-tuning.
Have a great day!

Dec 01, 2011 | Sony KP-65WV700 65" Rear Projection HDTV

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We own a Sony Sony kp-53xbr4ct and recently the image on the screen began to look like a 3d picture with red and green colors. Some research on our end points to a convergence problem. My question is...


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 www.TvRepairKits.com

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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69189a5.pngSOLUTION #1

For more more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

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.

578ba6c.jpg
TV set after fluid change

65af323.jpg

69189a5.pngSOLUTION

You can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Apr 12, 2011 | Sony KP-53XBR4CT 53 in. Rear Projection...

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I have a sony rear projection tv that went on then off rite a way the red lite blinked 7 times i took the front panel off and adjusted the 6 color tuners and the tv stays on but there is a blue 3d look ...


7 blinks means High voltage shutdown. The high voltage has exceeded 33k and the unit goes immediately into safety shutdown. Check power supply regulation and horizontal circuits.

Mar 08, 2011 | Sony KP-51WS500 51" Rear Projection...

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I have an RCA D40W20 HDtv with the same 3d looking convergence problem. Is mine as easy to do as the Sony KP-51HW40 solution from 2 mnths ago?


All projection TV sets have two very common problems. One is convergence ( 3D/Warped video or dead set) the other is CRT fluid ( Dull Video). Here are more details and solutions for both.

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. In some cases the TV will also not show any video. 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, wavy, or has a shadow or shadows
  • 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.


7859b01.jpg

e87380c.jpg
69189a5.pngSOLUTION

You can get the correct parts, step by step photo instruction guides, and support from www.TvRepairKits.com or click here

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.

578ba6c.jpg
TV set after fluid change

65af323.jpg

69189a5.pngSOLUTION

You can get the correct parts, step by step photo instruction guides, and support from www.TvRepairKits.com or click here

Jan 26, 2011 | Sony KP-51HW40 51" Rear Projection...

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I have a large sony hd read projection / a few days ago - i started getting faint green lines that are arched - higher in the center - symmetrical, an about 1.5 inches apart - a few times , the tv has...


All 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.

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.


7859b01.jpg

e87380c.jpg

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.

578ba6c.jpg
TV set after fluid change

65af323.jpg

69189a5.pngSOLUTION

You can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Jan 09, 2011 | Sony KP-57WV700 57" Rear Projection HDTV

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My TV (module # KP-57WS500) is in a weird double vision view as if it is in 3D. with blue,red, colors. top and bottom of the screen also curve into the center of the tv. worked perfectly fine night...


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 www.TvRepairKits.com

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.


7859b01.jpg

e87380c.jpg
69189a5.pngSOLUTION #1

For more more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

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.

578ba6c.jpg
TV set after fluid change

65af323.jpg

69189a5.pngSOLUTION

You can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

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Blinking 4 times - Sony KP 51HW40


Hello scramble5,

This might be a convergence amplifier problem or a problem in the convergence coils. I would suggest that you have a qualified TV technician check this TV out. This problem is usually due to the convergence amplifiers malfunctioning, to replace then the two modules and their biasing resistors must be replaced.

I hope this helps
Thank you,
Shuttle83

Jan 27, 2008 | Sony KP-51HW40 51" Rear Projection...

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