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Blue convergence way off

The tv has been fine until we moved. Then one day the blue is way off, and arcing in the corners and edges.No luck adjusting the image, as the blue has multiple instances. I have some experience with electronics and I am not afraid to solder. If there is a kit I could get from, I would do it, I just don't know what to get. Any help is appreciated Thanks

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  • toolfish Jun 19, 2008

    I will order the ic's and post the results. Thank you so much for the lightning fast help A+++++ +REPS

  • toolfish Jul 05, 2008

    Ok I got the parts, soldered them in, re-connected everything, plugged it in, turned it on, and it shuts right off. Any Ideas? Solder points look good under magnifying glass(no overlapping contacts) That I could see.Losing faith fast!

  • toolfish Jul 06, 2008

    All plugs look good. Im just wondering if I missed something soldering.The unit turns on but shuts off and the power indicator blinks three times.Would the tv do that if I soldered bad?Or should it still come on?

  • toolfish Jul 06, 2008

    I had to solder it with the board still connected to the BIG FAT red wire. How do I disconnect that wire to get the board where I can do a good solder job? I tried pulling it straight up and it wont budge.BTW thanks for the help!

  • toolfish Jul 06, 2008

    Thanks, I will try that.If the traces are not making contact ie; if when we were de-soldering, some of the main board top "plastic" layer sheet "circle" around one of the contact points peeled up(just an edge), would that affect the trace. Also, one of the solder points has no metal trace around the hole just board material.I guess what I am asking is, is there a way to fix a trace, if that is an issue? Is there a way to tell if all contacts are good B4 putting it back together, besides turning it on? sorry for the long winded-ness.

  • toolfish Jul 06, 2008

    Alright, I have spent way too much time tryin to fix this (says the wife). Where(inexpensive) can I find an entire new board for this. Since I know it like the back of my hand now. Think its a TNP2AH046? Any help is appreciated.P.S. I think the board or another trace is cracked somewhere.


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You can get both STK 392-110 convergence Ics at the following link and they provide free instalation instructions with pictures.

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    Sonny Berry Jul 05, 2008

    If the solder looks good, double check the wire plugs, especially the white "bridge" Connectors between the two boards on that model, as the steel wires in those bridges can sometimes come out of the groove and get crossed with the other wires in those clips.

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    Sonny Berry Jul 06, 2008

    Yes if it still blinks 3 times there has to be eother a solder short between pins or some of the pins are possibly not making contact with the trace runners.

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    Sonny Berry Jul 06, 2008

    Heres a trick to remove that large red wire. Dont remove it from the flyback itself. remove it from the HV splitter where the other three large red wires are coming out and the one red wire from the flyback plugs in. Here is how you remove it from the HV splitter. First get a pair of pliers, and then put some tape on the jaws so you dont hurt the wire. Then slide the rubber boot up the red wire a little then grab the red wire as close to where it enters the splitter as possible. Now take a large screwdriver and holding the screwdriver shank in your hand use the screwdrivers hanle as a hammer and give the pliers holding the wire a quick firm blow with the screwdriver handle to force the wire out of the splitter, it should pop right out for you.

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    Sonny Berry Jul 06, 2008

    Yes if the trace lifted chances are there is a crack in the trace. use a magnifying glass to check. Often you can flow solder ( if enough room without shorting traces) to repair a crack. And yes if the pad has lifted completely and is gone you can check to see which trace ran to that location and then use a small jumper wire from the pin to the first component on that trace. Its a delicate proceedure to repair the traces, you have to be certain that the traces are shorted with other traces. You can check continuity of the traces with a ohms meter.

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    Sonny Berry Jul 06, 2008

    Those boards are no longer available. Yours can be rebuilt but your talking at least 350 to 400.00 to rebuild your board. You can go to the following link and leave a email inquirering about the cost to rebuild one. Just leave them a email with your model number and what youre needing and they will respond promptly.

    Here is the link.


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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.

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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


You will need to replace the convergence chips and possibly some convergence resistors and pico fuses.
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Good Day, workdoggy200;
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As this may sound it is; Very Very Tedious.

Here is something that may help you:,M1

I have used this book when I use to teach TV repair. I hope you discover what I am tried to convey in my e-mail, this is no longer a question of can you fix a TV? It has become a question of do you have the patience to adjust a TV.

Good fortune in doing this, you will succeed if you just take your time and do static convergence first and then do the dynamic convergence with the manual controls. The procedure will be in the service manual.

I hope this helps

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