Question about Panasonic PT-51HX41 51" Rear Projection Television
To help better I am going to attach a photo. This TV was manufactured in 2002 and has NEVER given us any issues. Just this morning upon powering up the TV viewed as it does now. Distorted picture, pictured bowed at the bottom and colours really messed up.
The video source is DVD, i grabbed the first one i could (LOL).
Anyways, just looking for a yes/no it can be fixed and possibly a cost.
Thanks in advance! :)
Your TV most likely has one or more possible problems.
Problem #1: Convergence Chip Failure ( common problem )
Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem
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 directiPicture distored, wonky colours and bowed at the b - 2c07611.pngnvergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.
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 distored, wonky colours and bowed at the b - 578ba6c.jpgef="http://www.fixya.com/support/t1631691-red_aura_in_middle_55_phillips#" >Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.
TV set after fluid change
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.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
Relatively easy to fix. If you can solder, you can probably fix it yourself. Look for a couple of large black ICs attached to a heatsink. They should be marked STKxxx. These are the convergence ICs. Try resoldering the pins first. If that fails, replace the ICs. They will be about $20 each or so.
Keep us posted.
Posted on Jun 03, 2008
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