Getting blue lines running across screen..Leaving the tv off for an extended period will be fine, but after it warms up for a few minutes the problem occurs. Think my kids left the tv on component 2(blue screen) for a long time..Now, getting lines (mostly blue) and the image seems to have a ghostly appearance where the picture is duplicated to the right and appears blue.. What part do I need to fix this? From what I see, the STK392-040 (Integrated Circuit) seems to be the part?? Not sure, Not a tv replair guy?? Good with Google though.. Please assist???
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Re: Ghostly image with more Blue in Picgture
Yes you need to replace both STK392-040 convergence ICs. You can get new replacements at the following link and they provide free instalation instructions with pictures so you can do the repair yourself in about an hour. They alos have free online instant messageing available to all there customers. heres the link. http://servicemanuals.vstore.ca/
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you will need convergence work done & for Hitachi I recommend a professional as the convergence will have to be reset for normal & HD pictures. See if you can get a quote from a local servicer.Be sure you are sitting down.
I really think your money would be better spent on a 21st century LED or LCD TV.
Hi , it seems you are experimenting a light engine problem.Here's how your tv works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLLHnQ4y-wo Basically there's 3 LCD chips that create the colors and image by blending together.When these chips start to melt you will get those blue spots, pixilation even vertical lines.You will need to replace the light engine. Have a blessed one!
When it flashes blue, are the flashes bright blue lines going across the screen with the picture in the background, if so, It sounds like the Blue tube or blue driver circuit is breaking down after a short period of time. If this is the case, the uPC that controls the set is detecting a large current drain on and is shutting the set off for protection, An engineers expert eye is required I`m afraid. Ian.
the vertical blue lines indicate some interference from other electronic gadgets near your tv. it started showing up on my sony grand wega when i installed my wireless modem. i almost ordered a new rear projection lamp costing over $100 but decided to experiment. i first moved my desk computer farther away from the tv then isolated the wireless modem router by placing it inside a small glass - the vertical blue lines became lighter in color so i dedided to find another small glass that fit inside the first glass container then put the router in the double glass - no more blue lines and my wireless modem router still works.
do some deductive thinking to figure out what's messing up your tv and isolate the interference.
Had this problem bout 2,3 years ago...it was fixed in about 5 minutes with the help of this article
Tonight I have to do this fix again..the blue lines came back about a week. http://www.somelifeblog.com/2007/06/sony-projection-tv-red-line-repair.html I strongly urge you to save the web page locally on your hard drive or print it out and place with the tv manual....