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Often when we turn on the TV, the screen is green, we need to turn it off and on several time to get "normal" colors...why??

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What source are you using? Is it HDMI or component?

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  • Kevin Braid May 05, 2010

    Check the Pr connector at both ends. Try a different video source on a different connection and see if it still does it. If so you could have a defective video processing board.

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There is a redish pink tone to the color and i cannot get it back to normal even after trying magic focus several times


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.


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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.

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TV set after fluid change

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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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I have a 46" magnavox projection screen tv that has the red, blue, green colors on the left side of the screen when first turned on. After a few minutes of being on, the screen resumes to normal colors. ...


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.
You can get a repair kit with parts and instructions from www.TvRepairKits.com

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Screen Goes Green TV goes to stand by blinking 8 times


try adjusting your color tuners located inside tv behind speakers.

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Green Screen


Turn Tv off by power point unplug even for 30 or 45 minutes then turn back on. that way the tv has time to reset back to normal

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Picture keeps turning green or yellow


This could be the screen amp board or a picture tube shorting.
$$$ yes

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Coloration - poor picture


TRY UNPLUGGING SET FOR A FEW MINUTES...PLUG IN LINE CORD WHILE HOLDING PRESSING POWER BUTTON..IF THIS DOES NOT WORK..CPU BOARD IS FAILING...P/N 667-L32K5N-56I...TRY CALLING MCM FOR PARTS AVAIL/PRICE...JOE ACE

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Occasional discoloring, tv randomly turns from green tint to no tint


Loose connections in CTR board ( picture tube), resolder it.

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Color Turns Green


HI PLEASE ADJUST THE SCREEN CONTROL OF UR TELEVESION SET IT IS INSIDE THE TV..IF U KNOW THE SCREEN CONTROL IN THE SET THAN MAKE IT LITTLE ANTICLOCKWISE.AND THE SET WILL BE OK..

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