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Replaced both IC's and the R will not move at all now. Used a DMM and checked all the resistors, I notice that the Hitachi repair kit for this set, and the service manual for this set list two different Ohm ratings for a few of the convergence circuit resistors. There is a 2.2Ohm, RK42 that reads 3ohm on my DMM, BUT, for comparison, I checked another 2.2Ohm resistor elsewhere and it read 3ohm on my DMM as well, so I do not suspect that resistors are faulty, but why are some of the values in the repair kit manual different (higher) than the ones listed in the service manual? Repair says the 2.2 should be 3.3OHM. Should I purchase resistors that match the ohm rating for repair kit?

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  • justjackyl Aug 22, 2010

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    repair kit has STK-394 or 396-160, whereas I just replaced with the excat STK392-110. Also, now when I enter service mode, nothing will adjust, unlike before I replaced them, I could adjust the RGB, barely moving the R, but now none move, in manual convergence adjustment, the red line does not go the entire length of the screen as it did before. I did swap the connectors for red and blue, and blue was unable to be changed, and red could, of course this was tricking the circuit, but it's helped me pinpoint the problem to one IC. Any suggestions? I checked for solder splash, loose or missing connectors, made sure none of the joints for the IC's we're bridged and everything checks out.

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SOURCE: Resistor ohm values??????

RK42 = 2.2 , RK46 = 1.5 , RK58 = 3.3 , RK52 = 1.8 , RK 50 = 2.2 , RK54 = 1.5

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SOURCE: HITACHI PROJECTION MODEL53FDXO1B CONVERGENCE PROBLEM

Replace both IC's with Hitachi upgrade STK394-160E PART #
CZ 01341....about 30.00 each....check resistors near IC's...
can be bad 2.2 2W, for example......................T.

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All the info you need is contained in this link

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=21847

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SOURCE: convergence chips changed out now I have no picture

undo what you have done now also unplug convergence circuit and see if set comes on you may have solder two pins together are one to ground

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SOURCE: what are the resistors you have to change when

Replaced the 2 IC chips and put the stk 150 chips in.

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