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TV- rear projection

I tried to converge the colors using the remote for my tv. It appears that the red projector needs adjusting. Can I take it apart and adjust it myself?

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  • sue591 Jun 23, 2008

    I have a Magnavox 51 inch rear projection TV, about 1 year after we bought it, colors started messing up now its really bad you can't hardly watch it, I called TV repairman said this was common in these types of TV's, would probably cost about $350.00 to fix, I have had TV for almost 4 years now, you can't line converge colors up lines are in arc shape completely out of whack, I also called Magnavox about this they said this was common too, well if its common problem maybe they need to do something about it I paid almost 1000.00 for this TV would have thought would have lasted longer than year without messing up, I also have friends liked my TV so well went and bought one just like it there's is doing same thing. I don't think Magnavox is worth fixing for 350.00,

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If you try to adjust this you will make more work for yourself. The problem is convergence amps go bad and anything you adjust now has to be readjusted when problem is fixed. Also, convergence problems are a very common problem in all brands of projection televisions, not just magnavox, because the amps run pretty hot holding the colors in aligment. It's unfortunate you had bad luck with this set but we are also now seeing LCD, DLP and PLASMA sets that barely make it through the first year. More and more brands only carry a 90 day warranty now, so they know the life span is decreasing. To repair your set you will need soldering/desoldering equip. and test equip. or you could pay someone with experience 175.00-375.00 to solve your problem for you. That's why we're here. Lots of luck, Russmann.

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