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We have a Zenith 56 inch rear projection tv. Model num# R56W36. The picture did the 3-D thing on us when I hit auto-convergence button. We ordered new parts from TVRepairKits.com. Replaced parts and now TV is in black and white nosound either. We was told to check all wires and cable connections. We've done that at least 15 times and nothing works. What do I do now?

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  • royaleprince Aug 29, 2010

    We already ordered the parts and replaced the auto convergence chips. The screen is perfectly normal now. Just in black and white with no sound. When I bring up the TV's regular menu it is in the color blue it should be in. When I put it on a snowy picture I have sound. When I hook up DVD player or Direct tv box. No color no sound. Have tried 2 different kinds of red,white, yellow cables and still nothing.

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Projection TV sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the video to look normal. When its out of alignment the video will look 3D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the TV menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.
This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projection sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Common Symptoms include....
•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.
•TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.

Here are some photos of convergence problems



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You can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya - CLICK HERE

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I have a wavy 3d looking screen with weird colors


Projection TV sets have two very common problems listed below.

Problem #1) 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
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*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

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1. With the TV on, press and hold the MENU button on the TV front panel.
2. While holding that button, press and hold the MENU button on your remote.
3. Hold both buttons for ~5 seconds until the service menu comes up on the TV.
4. Release the remote MENU button first, then the TV MENU button.

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I have the Zenith R56W36 56 in. Rear Projection Television, and im getting a 3d affect is there a way to solve this problem?


yes the convergence needs to be repaired. You can get a kit for your model which includes both convergence ICs and all the feed resistors . the kit also includes free instructions so you can do the repair yourself. Heres the link to the proper repair kit for your model.
http://servicemanuals.vstore.ca/product_info.php/pName/r49w36-r56w36-convergence-repair-kit/cName/convergence-repair-kits

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Unless you can do TV repair your out of luck on this one! Replace your convergence board or ship it for repair cheapest way.You must remeber to connect board exactly the way it hooks up , convergence board has 2 ics on it STK392-120 these ics go bad all the time and when you press auto they quit working.If you need any more help let me know. ThankYou for using FixYa. Have a Nice Day.

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My picture was fine but I had just got cable and wanted to make sure the picture was right. So I hit the auto convergence and now I have a 3 D look. I have never had any problems prior to this. What can I do? and what was is the problem? Thanks

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you will need to replace conv ic's then auto converge..

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maybe on your remote press menu and find converence and use the keys to move the red first over the green then move the blue over the yellow ..by standing back and just using the remote....should end up with white lines. and dont hit that button again once set. a tech should do this quickly and charge you minium.

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