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Hi, I have a Hitachi 46F500 Rear Projection TV with a Out of Sync color problem. The red doesn't align with the blue or green. The repair cost is $300+ with a repairman, but the parts are around $30, and I need a project anyways. This is the second time this has happened. Fiddling with MagicFocus helped, but not much. I've searched through several similar posts, all have a response from an expert stating they had reference materials and a how-to guide on how to repair it, but none actually had the resources posted. I'm looking for those documents please. I don't currently own an Ohmmeter, but I will buy one when I buy the required replacement parts (To my knowledge, two chips, a few resistors, and a fuse or two - but I'm not sure exactly which type of each I need) I'm fairly knowledgeable with software, but I only have a very basic knowledge with hardware. Any solution that helps will get a 100% rating, and a HUGE thank you!

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    I would also like to note that I tried leaving it unplugged for over a half hour to see if it would be able to reset.

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Tools u must have to do the job.A soldering iron,a desoldering pump or a roll of desoldering braids,a roll of solders,can u also do basic soldering?Yes.Tries websites like Tvrepairworld.com,Tvrepairkits.com to buy a complete convergence kit for ur tv model and make to repair it ur self.This convergence kit will also come with a DVD disc of instructions.The price is not $30,like $65 plus shipping.

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The first common problem is convergence


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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.
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Problem #2 - Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

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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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Yours may have one or more of the following symptoms

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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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Common Symptoms include....
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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. And you should be able to get the grid straight.

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 fix

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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 wiith instructions from the links below.

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Yours may have one or more of the following symptoms
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  • No Audio/Video - makes a chirping sound.
Problem #2

Another common problem is dull or washed out video.
Your TV may have one or more of the following symptoms....
  • Dull looking picture
  • White looking picture
  • Halos around objects
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You can see some more examples and find a fix here
bb0cf99.pnghttp://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

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