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Color issues on my Hitachi 57 inch rear projection

Colors on the screen are distorted on my Hitachi 57GWX20B, 57 inch rear projection. Especially the red and green. If you look at any words on the screen they are doubled up, the top words being green and the bottom words being red. I tried the magic focus button but it didn't solve the problem. Any ideas?

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Your convergence ICs need to be replaced. You can get replacements at the following link and they provide free tech support as well as installation instructions so you can do the repair yourself. It takes about 45 minutes from start to finish.
http://servicemanuals.vstore.ca/

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

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When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

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bb0cf99.pnghttp://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

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Will not focus


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Problem #1) Convergence

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  • Screen Looks 3D
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  • Video may look distorted
Problem #2 CRT Fluid has clouded over. Symtoms
  • Dull looking video
  • White looking video
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking video

You can see some examples and find a fix here...

bb0cf99.pnghttp://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

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Problem #1) Convergence

Symptoms:
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bb0cf99.pnghttp://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

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It would be nice if you could past TV snap shot here for easy understanding.
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