After researching fixya.com I think I have a color convergence problem on my Hitachi 53UWX10B HD Ready TV. Tried the Magic Focus button and it didn't work. Called a repair shop and they want $95.00 travel fee, $195.00 diagnotsic fee which can be applied to price of repair. I think this set is a CRT and is approx 5 years old. Is it worth a $400 - $500 repair or is there something else that could go wrong shortly considering the age of the set. Any adivice would be appreciated.
I'd suggest either replacing the ICs and resistors on the convergence board (requires soldering skill by yourself, someone else or an electronics repair shop) or purchasing a new convergence board from Partstore for $299 and swapping it out yourself.
While it may sound daunting, it really isn't once you find out more regarding this issue and dig into it a bit. There's a wealth of info at the Digital Home Forum regarding this particular issue and ways to resolve it.
Good luck... -TD
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Press "Menu" on the remote select the "Magic Focus" option in the Video menu or press the "Magic Focus" button on the front panel to adjust the convergence of the three picture tubes that create the proper color for the picture. Pressing the button on the TV initiates the automatic adjustment, and accessing the feature through the Video menu allows you to choose automatic or manual adjustment, though the "Automatic" setting must be selected for the button on the front of the TV to begin the process.
Mean ur tv convergence board it is dead,any codes error at all,mean the tv convergence board have components it is dead and the board it just dosen't conververt it three CRTS tv colors Tubes like R,G,B colors lines yokes anymore.Now.The tv convergence board must have it parts replaced like 2 STK convergence ICS and some or all of it resistors too.After the tv fixed it convergence board,the tv will run the entire Magic Focus function,without any error codes at all.The tvs shops will cost u like $300-350 for parts and labors.
Magic focus button don't work or datas never reaches 100%.Tv have a problems,known as a convergence problems,it dead.Tv have colors lines R,G,B mis alingments,have colors shadows pictures or a 3D pictures look alike?The tv have a dead convergence board.The tv convergence board have 2 STK convergence ICS and some or all of it resistors are dead too.These parts on the tv convergence board,must be replaced to solved the tv convergence pictures problems.The shop,will cost like $300-350 for parts and labors.
Flash Focus magic button no longer work.The tv have a problems known as a convergence problems,it dead.Tv colors lines R,G,B mis alignment,have colors shadows pictures or 3D pictures problems.The tv convergence board the 2 STK convergence ICS and some or all it resistors are dead.These parts,must be replaced on the tv convergence board to solved the tv convergence picture problems.The shop,will cost $300-350 for parts and labors.
Magic focus button don't work.Colors lines R,G,B mis alignment,have colors shadows picture or 3D pictures.The tv have a problems known as a convergence problems,it dead.The tv convergence board it dead,must require replacing 2 STK convergence ICS and some or all it resistors to solved the tv convergence picture problems.The shop,will cost u $300-350 for parts and labors.
There is a convergence output kit for this set. There are probably resistors in the convergence circuit that are starting to loose there values. If you are going to have the set worked on have them install the whole kit which includes the convergence outputs and resistors. Thanks
I'm no expert, but I think that you have a problem with the convergence
of the 3 color guns. I've been working on a similar problem. As a first
step, have you tried "Magic Focus?" The Magic Focus button for the
Hitachi 53UDX10B is at the left of the small front panel controls that
also include your RCA composite and SVideo connectors. Let the set warm
up for about 20 minutes (as recommended by the user guide), and then
press the Magic Focus button. When you press the Magic focus button,
the set will auto align the 3 color guns. If this doesn't fix your
problem, unplug the TV for at least 4 hours and try again.
This is a problem with the convergence circuit. If you can solder, try resoldering the pins on the convergence ICs. If that fails to resolve the problem, replace the ICs. These ICs are large and black, attached to a heat sink and are marked STKxxx.