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Convergence problem My son hit my Sony widescreen and now the screen is bowed on top and bottom. At first, you could hit the tv and it would go back, now its nearly impossible to keep it straight.

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  • jdoxakis Jun 18, 2008

    Also the colors are off, green and purple shadows, the picture is pretty straight in the center but everything is double imaged on top and bottom

  • joyelynne Jul 20, 2008

    Have a Pioneer Elite 100. Bottom left hand corner has a violet and green wave. Upper right hand corner has a gree n wave. I believe my 15 yr old may have bumped the unit fairly hard. Any ideas.

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This is a convergence problem that is not likely to be caused by anyone hitting the TV. Since striking the set appeared to "fix" it, it suggests that the problem is a connection one rather than a failure of an electronic part. If you can solder, you should be able to repair this yourself. First try resolcdering the pins on the convergence ICs. These are large black ICs attached to a heatsink. They should be marked STKxxx. If the resoldering does not resolve the problem, replace the ICs with new ones.

Keep us posted on your progress.

Dan

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Question - What would cause the colors to be off..meaning..it looks almost 3D and with widescreen shows the black on the top and bottow bows into the main area of the screen. Any ideas?


Tv have a problems known as a convergence problems,it dead.The tv have colors lines R,G,B mis alignments,have colors shadows pictures or 3D pictures look alike?The tv convergence board have dead 2 STK convergence ICS and some or all it resistors too.The tv convergence board must be replace all these parts on the tv convergence board to solved the tv picture convergence problems.The shop,will cost like $300-350 for parts and labors.

Dec 17, 2010 | RCA D52W20 52" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready...

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The pic is off there is bowing at the top and


Picture becoming distorted at the top/bottom of the screen is due to the convergence circuit going bad, and is a common issue with big screen projection TVs.

The convergence circuits will need to be repaired, which will generally require some soldering and ordering new parts for ~$75. If you want to get a TV technician to repair it then you will probably be looking in the region of about $300 for a repair.

Here is a link to repair guide for a Mitsubishi TV. Obviously a different model, but the convergence circuits are generally the same for most makes/models - this will give you an idea of the work involved to fix it: http://www.techlore.com/article/22530/DIY-Repair-Replacing-Convergence-IC-s-on-a-Mitsubshi-TV-Set/

Nov 17, 2009 | Sony KP-57WS500 57" Rear Projection...

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I have a sony kp-41t65 tv acting like computer screen out of whac


Projection sets have two very common problems outlined below.

The first common problem is convergence

These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. The TV can also shut down when the convergence starts to fail.

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, RCA and others.

You can get more information and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from TV Repair Kits using the link at the end of this article.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped or bowed
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

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
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

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You 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

Nov 10, 2009 | Sony KP-41T65 41" Rear Projection...

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Sometimes after the my TV is one for 20 mins or so the screen warps, shooting white/pink/green lights across the top and bottom of the screen and placing a horizontal black line at the bottom like hal


Your TV most likely has a problem in the convergence circuits. ( common problem )

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.
Here are some photos of convergence problems.

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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 will need to replace the convergence chips and possibly some convergence resistors and pico fuses. Its a fairly easy DIY job or you can call in a pro. If you want to do the repair yourself check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. Their kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, thermal paste, email/phone support, etc.

May 19, 2009 | Hitachi 50FX20B 50" Rear Projection...

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Sreen pulled in on top and bottom


Your TV most likely has a Convergence Chip Failure ( common problem )

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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You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. They have put together convergence repair kits for most models.

The kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, thermal paste, etc. Everything you will need to do the repair yourself.

May 15, 2009 | Sony KP-61HS10 61" Rear Projection...

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I have a convergence problem. My Sony KP-65WS510 has a picture that looks like 3-D and bows at the bottom and top of the screen. I already replaced both the IC's STK 392-560 (2 qty.) and check all six 3.5a...


You have a convergence problem. Here are some of the most common symptoms. 
Screen looks 3D
One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu. 
Screen is bowed in but stationary.

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. 

>>>Solution<<<< 

You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. 

Check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. They have put together a kit for your exact model. The kit includes a photo instruction guide, original Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, etc. Everything you need to fix it yourself. 


Dec 09, 2008 | Sony KP-57WS510 57" Rear Projection HDTV

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Red bow on top and bottom of 61dx01b


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.

This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projeciton sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Common Symptoms include....
  • 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.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
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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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 are handy and can follow directions. You can get complete repair kits from TvRepairKits.com or click here. They have put together DIY repair kits that include the OEM parts and step by step photo instructions for each repair. If you are not handy or can't follow directions we would suggest calling a shop.

May 21, 2008 | Samsung PCL5415RB 54" Rear Projection...

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Sony kp-53s35 bowed picture on top and bottom


Good day, scotty1980;
Scotty, welcome to 2008. Hold onto your wallet, the has a convergence problem. Which means that the TV's convergence IC's are more than likely bad. The average cost to repair is about $450.00. Unless you are electronically friendly, I would call an authorized service dealer for repair.
Good luck, big IRISH. PS; Hope this was helpful.

May 04, 2008 | Sony KP-53S35 53" Rear Projection...

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Phillips 55PW9363


http://home.earthlink.net/~oleg.filippov/ConvergenceFix.htm
http://cmpalmer.blogspot.com/2006/11/fixing-my-own-tv-part-ii.html
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http://www.techlore.com/blog/entry/19694/Sony-Convergence-Repair-My-Sony-TV-has-a-distorted-picture-/
http://www.techlore.com/article/19631/Sony-Convergence-Procedure/

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