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I attempted a repair

I believe I fixed the solder pads and the tracers that were damaged, I tested the set and still have the three blinks for the convergence board. I've read up a little on using my multimeter and was wondering if you could reccomend any resources that would give me enough detail so that I can begin to check the components that lead into the chip, I have the manual, schematics, a multimeter and most importantly time. Im currently not confident on how to test them safely with out creating a cascade of new problems. Also there are four 2.2Ohm (i think) resistors in circuit to the IC that have a slight browning around the center (not the indicators bands), other resistor with the same markings do not, I don't believe the brown to be excess flux, is this an indicator that the resistor is shot? Again any feed back is useful, I know this is a large task to take on for a novice so any basic info or refrence material would be appreciated. Thanks again, matt
P.S. - this TV is quickly becoming my white whale.

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Yes those resistors are open. If you remove 1 leg of each of those resistors out of circuit then test them you will find that they are open, replacing those with the same rated flameproof resistors should solve your problem. You can contact me at and I will send you some Ebooks that will give you some basic instruction on electronic repair. I have a wealth of information and I dont mind sending you whatever can help you learn electronics. Its a fascinating field.

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The most common problem with this set is the convergence chips fail.To repair this type problem you need test equipment and soldering/desoldering tools and supplies. Most repair shops can repair this problem for 150-295 us dollars. If you attempt to disassemble the tv by yourself you risk damage to a light sensor that will render the set inoperable.In other instances I have seen bad solder connections and transistor failure on the boards but all these are repairable problems. No circuit board replacement should be needed. Good luck Russmann.

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I got this set from a friend. I know it needs convergence ic's. It doesn't turn on, power light blinks three times. At the first attempt to turn on, high voltage circuit powers up, then resistor in...

I would prefer you stay with the original STK number but spending extra cash for unproven "better product" isn't safe in my book. Just change the 2.2ohm resistor you saw glow but carefully test all others. It's nice of them to put a kit together but not necessary. The last convergence job I did was more about getting the board out nicely than soldering the packs in. Worked great and saved loads of money. Hope yours goes as well. I didn't need any of the resistors I purchased.

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Dear SD Tech, My WS-65711 suddenly stopped turning on. It will click the relay and turn on the front panel light for a couple of seconds and then turn off. I did the self diagnostics and got 2 blinks,...


It seems that SD tech is not available at this moment unless he might have answered this question. I would be glad to help you to fix this problem.

the code 2-2 does indicates a short protect fault, which is usually caused by a failure in the convergence section. This is a very common repair in these sets. The typical repair involves replacing the convergence ICs (integrated circuits), and testing/replacing two small pico fuses.

The replacement ICs for your set are part number: STKxxx-xxx and are available from for $19.95 each (needs two). You will also need at least one (likely two) 5 Amp pico fuses. If you wish to repair this yourself, the ICs are located on the large heat sink on the center (Power) PC board. The fuses are also on this board, near the center, location numbers: F9A04 and F9A05. You would need soldering equipment and very good soldering skills to replace these parts.




If you were to call a local shop to repair this, the labor to replace these is roughly $250-275 (in my area) if the TV were brought in to the shop. Please add a trip charge if repaired in the home.

The fuses must be tested with a multimeter to see if they are bad. They are only $2.50 each, so most people without a meter just change them both. If the repair has any problems, like a solder bridge, you may need a meter to check them after that. A good magnifying glass helps prevent solder bridges (for me, anyway).

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

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Solved by resoldering some solder joints!!!!!!!
Toshiba Model 57H81 Rear Projection TV - Purchased 11-09-2001

Problem: Toshiba 57H81 Flashing Red Power Light, No Picture/Sound, Blown Fuses F850 + F852

Symptoms January, 2009:

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  • Removing plug for one minute and plugging in results in:
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    • Pushing power button results in steady red for about 2 seconds then slow flashing red light, no other set activity
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Repairs Made:
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Total Cost to Repair about $10
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First of all thank you for the compliment. 3 blinks on the led means shutdown due to the convergence circuits. Its an easy repair you need to replace both convergence amp ICs thier numbers are STK392-110 I will post a link where you can order replacements and they provide free installation instructions as well as free on line tech support while you do your repair by way of instant messaging. I am one of thier repair techs that does the online support. just go to this link i am posting and purchase two STK392-110 Convergence ICs they ship free anywhere in the world. If you need other items such as solder irons and what not just leave a request by clicking the contact link in the lower left collum as they sell all those items they just dont list them all, and they will respond fast telling you what they have.

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I attempted a repair on my pt-53tw53 by replacing the 110 ic chip ( the one on the diagonal heat sink) but, I think I did a bad job of soldering. When I tested the set when turning the power on the set...

You can repair any of the traces with small wires from the affected pin to the next componnent on that trace. To remove the board label all wires that you disconnect. There are "bridge" connectors that connect the signal bd and main bd. these lift up off the main board and will stay attached to the board youre working on. If you need further info please let me know. Also use solder wick to remove the solder and get a small tip solder iron 30watt from radio shack. The proper way to solder is (1) allow the iron to heat up. (2) touch the hot tip to the pin on one side and then briefly touch the solder to the other side of that pin so the solder flows around the pin. Use the solder sparingly so you dont bridge the pins with solder. (3) always check your work with a magnifying glass to insure the pins arent bridged.

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1) Blown fuse ( soldered in) = caused by bad solder connects.
2) For repair = pull chassis, solder connects,replace fuse
3) Replace convergence IC's ( possibly damaged)
4) Re-assemble,test

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