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Panasonic 47 inch Projection tv PT-53WX42F

The tv turns on but the colors on the picture are off on the top and bottom the middle is basically fine, also there is a doubling effect. Anyone know what the problem could be & how to correct it? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

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  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    Came home today and turned on the tv, double images on top and bottom nothing that i can fix the the remote control I know that i can not watch the tv like this and not sure if 200-300 is even worth the fix.

  • barba3939 May 13, 2009

    turns on but the colors on the picture are off on the top and bottom
    the middle is basically fine, also there is a doubling effect.

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Sounds like your convergence chips are going. Unless you are real handy with soldering iron I would suggest having a tv repair shop service it(probably cost $200-300). If you are handy then I believe the chips you need are Sanyo STK392-110. There should be 2 of them. be careful if you order them online, there are lots of chinese knock-offs out there.

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Your TV most likely has a Convergence Chip Failure ( common problem )

Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem

  • 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.
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You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. They have put together convergence repair kits for most models.

The kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, thermal paste, etc. Everything you will need to do the repair yourself.

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I have a PT 53wx42f will not show picture comes on but screen is black. can it be fixed or not worth the money.

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