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Color distortion and arched picture

When turned on my television has color distortion where the three colors separate and the picture on the screen is arched. please help!

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    TV worked great, next day turned on and has a 3d effect with the colors and the picture is arched. Any Help??

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    colors separate and picture is arched

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Need to replace both convergence ICs numbers STK392-560 you can get replacements with free instalation instructions with pics so you can do the repair yourself. Heres the link.
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Posted on May 09, 2008

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It is problem of failure of convergence ICs or related circuit. Please confirm model number of your TV that is Sony KP-57WS500 to help you out.
It would be nice if you could past TV snap shot here for easy understanding.
Thank you.

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

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you have a bad or maybe 2 bad stk392-560 ic's..
and or a bad pico fuse on your g board.. (there are two of them and 6 of them under your ic's
You can check with a vom meter. (resistors) Not ic's need special meter for that
Jason
Tmoore15@indy.rr.com

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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Hi ,,my problem is one day turning on the tv and it turns itself off ..when i got it back on the color was distorted and theres a color arch thru the picture ...we get a picture but its not aligned ..and...


This would be called a convergence defect. IT is not a real bad repair but it will have to be done by an authorized RCA repair shop. The alignment takes a jig called a chipper checker. Call around your area. WE charge about 250.00 to do this in columbus GA. THat should give you a starting point
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Feb 21, 2011 | RCA P52926 52" Rear Projection Television

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The picture suddenly became distorted with three archs at the top of the screen (red, blue & green I think). Is this a bulb that burnt out that I can replace?


no bulb the fact you have those three colors tell all tubes are working.... this may be a convergence issue sometimes i have seen this. check to see if you have the convergence option in your menu under setup. distorted in what way

Oct 26, 2010 | RCA D52W20 52" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready...

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Colors don't line up, and screen is distorted on a sony KP43HT20


Problem #1) Convergence

Symptoms:
  • Screen Looks 3D
  • Colors wont align
  • 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...

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Dec 08, 2009 | Sony KP-43HT20 43" Rear Projection...

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Yellow arch on bottom left of screen


The most likely cause is shorted convergence chips and possibly a few pico fuses.

These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

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. Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony,Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer2_bing.gif Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
You can get a convergenece repair kit with instructions from the links below.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

Problem #1) Convergence

Yours may have one or more of the following symptoms...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2
Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

You can see some more examples and find a fix herebb0cf99.png http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Sep 30, 2009 | Toshiba 43H70 43" Rear Projection...

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Sony KP-57WS510 57 inch rear projection - Rainbow colors and arch


hi, you`ve lost your convergence ic`s, unless your very proficient at solder work I`d advise you call a tech, will require removing 2 large IC`s and possibly a few small support parts, resistors, chemical fuses etc. Every place is a little different but runs approx. 300.00 at my shop, gl, video-tek

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Color distortion and arched picture


Your TV most likely has one of two possible problems.

Problem #1: 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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Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the tv settings then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.



You should be able to move them up, down, left, and right.

If you can't move them in all directions your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

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You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. They have put together a kits for most models. If you don't see a kit for your set send them a quick note and they will put one together for you. Their kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, etc.


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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What you will need to do is replace the coolant and clean the crt. You can get a repair kit from www.TvRepairKits.com that includes replacement coolant, photos. instructions, etc.

Oct 31, 2008 | Sony KP-51WS510 51" Rear Projection...

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Arched pink lines across screen. Now green and pink double stacked wording.


Projection sets have two very common problems.

The first common problem is convergence


These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

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. Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony, Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer, Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
You can get more information and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from the link below.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2 - Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

bb0cf99.pngYou 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

Oct 25, 2008 | Sony KP-57WS500 57" Rear Projection...

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Color distortion and arched picture


It is problem of failure of convergence ICs or related circuit. Please confirm model number of your TV that is Sony KP-57WS500 to help you out.
It would be nice if you could past TV snap shot here for easy understanding.
Thank you.

Oct 02, 2008 | Sony KP-57WS500 57" Rear Projection...

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Color Separation and Arched Picture


Please call a repair center. This is something you cannot repair your-self. It's usually around $200-400 for the repair depending on who does it.

May 07, 2008 | Sony KP-57WS500 57" Rear Projection...

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