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Hitachi error code 5 during/before magic focus completion

I replaced my digital convergence ics....due to my tv looking like a 3d movie when your not wearing the 3d glasses.
That has put my tv picture back to normal but when running the auto magic focus the program stops before it completes and I get a green 5 on the lower right side of the screen. The picture looks perfect as is.
I had this error code before I replaced the Ic's.
What does this code mean? will i smoke my new ic's if i dont fix this other issue? Any help in the right direction would be greatly app.

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  • sgowdey Jan 25, 2009

    I am currently trying to decide if I should repair or replace my set. It starts magic focus fine and then as it finishes the red screen, it seems to pause, the screen goes black and then instead of going through the rest of the alignment it shows a rather crooked green number 5 in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. Any idea if this is relative to the feature itself, a chip inside that does the alignment, a degaussing issue or blown bulb, (which I don't think it is due to the three colours being present during the first phase of magic focus). I haven't called anyone about this yet but am wondering about the cost of repair and don't want to buya new set.

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    Same as above.



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Just looking at this problem and solution and thought you should also be aware that everytime I find the convergence ic's failed on this unit there is a 5 amp cp (circuit protect fuse) on the power supply.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Bowing at top and bottom, can't adjust convergence replaced IC

you must have the original toshiba remote control in order to fix this problem,if you check th resistors are ok ,you have to go to the aligment by push and hold mute buttom on the remote control and menu in the front of the tv set,

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SOURCE: JVC AV48WP30 convergence ic

I'm in the process of trying to replace both convergence IC's in my JVC also. I was able to buy both IC's (they look like black semi-rectangular components with 20 pins sticking a computer chip only much bigger) at a TV repair shop for about $15 each. They were clearly labed STK392-110 (but could be 150 or 180 if you wanted to upgrade).

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SOURCE: Hitachi 43fdx20 power supply removal to replace Convergence

Hi, doesn`t need to be removed and I strongly advise you to not remove them. That flyback is no longer for sale, if you break any of the tabs high voltage will leak and arc all over the place. the entire board assembly should be slid back towards you and then lifted straight up so your looking at the solder side of all the boards, unsolder the ic`s, r&r with new ic`s, be certain you use new heatsink compound on new ic`s or they will fail, questions? email me, gl, video-tek

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a PT51HX41C. The convergance is not working

Ur tv nane and model,the convergence IC chips will be in that kit.U know how to solder right?Tries these websites.Tv Repair or

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