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Hitachi 43FDX15B Convergence Failed

My 43FDX15B has a failed convergence with the red CRT.

I am amateur level at soldering... but I have repaired a TV before (replaced IR receiver on a Philips 19" TV 15 years ago).

What is required to repair this set?
How difficult is it?
What would a shop charge to do it (reasonable rate)?
What is the TV worth now?

Thank you!

-Terry

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You will need to order part no. CZ01341. This is the output ic. There are 2 of them, replaced them both. The numbers that are printed on the old part will not match the new part, do NOT take this to hart. It is a modification that you are putting in. You should be able to do this your self. I would charge 350.00. The set is not worth much, not working. Maybe 100.00

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In a nutshell, the convergence ICs have failed. The cost to fix by a service company is likely about $300. You may find someone who does it on the side for around $150.

If you are happy with the picture, you like the tv, then $150 might be worth it.

It is possible to do this repair yourself if you have an electronics background.

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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.

Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony, Samsung, JVC, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Akai, Pioneer, Hitachi, Zenith, and others. You can get a convergenece repair kit from the link below.

Common Symptoms include....
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  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
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Here are some photos of convergence problems.

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Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the settings menu then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move RED and BLUE in all directions - up, down, left, and right.

If you can't move them in all directions or cant move them far enough your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

Note: If you TV has as flash focus or magic focus button only try pressing the button. If it fails to fix the convergence your need to fix it. See below for a solution

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You will need to replace the convergence chips and possibly some convergence resistors and pico fuses.
This is a a fairly easy DIY job if you know what you are doing. If you have never done this before we would advise calling a shop or if you want to do it yourself get a complete kit with instructions and support from www.TvRepairKits.com

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Ur convergence it dead.U know how to solders?Buy a convergence kit at Tv repair World.com,Tvrepairkits.com.Replaced 2 convergence ICS,and all it resistors.Shop will cost u $300 for parts and labors.

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Convergence is dead.Must know how to solders?Must replaced ICS and all of it resistors.Tries Tv repair World.com,Tvrepairkits.com for a convergence kit.The shop will cost u $300 for parts and labors.

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Must change convergence ICS and all it resistors.Must know how to solders?Tries Websites Tv repair World.com,Tv repairkits.com for the convergence kit.

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Ur convergence is dead,U know how to solders?Buy a convergence kit,use what in that kit.ur tv should be back to normal.This website have the convergence kit
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This is a convergence output IC problem. convergence board would have to be removed - remove and replace 2 STK IC's and check the surrounding resistors.Shops usually charge from $200-$300

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This is a convergence output IC problem. convergence board would have to be removed -than remove and replace 2 STK IC's and check the surrounding resistors.

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Do not adjust any knobs as instucted in the previous thread if you TV have a convergence problem. Doing so will only make things worse. The blog does however show you how to fix other common problems with these sets.

Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem

  • 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.
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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 directions your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

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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.

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