Question about Zenith R56W36 56" Rear Projection Television

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Zenith r56w36 hi, i put in two new stacks.the original problem seems to be my whole screen seems to be out of alignment.i ran the auto convergence several times,with same does go all the way through .it did not finish before. also the picture looks bent in some dad said i need a tech to line it up.i do not believe this.i think something else is wrong.the picture used to align itself before all except red,at the bottom it used to have the 3d effect i experienced now all over screen.the bends were there before.any ideas?

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  • Charles Stillwell
    Charles Stillwell Jun 26, 2008

    oh i found some resistors were high but i dont know what there supposed to be.i sould really only test the ones that there were others like it to match it against they were all good.where can i get a service manual and how can i find out what the resistors are supposed to be?

  • Charles Stillwell
    Charles Stillwell Jul 08, 2008

    i checked the resistors i found one with no reading at all.could this be it?
    i tested all the large resistors on the board this was only bad i need to test all the little tiny ones as well?



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If you replaced the convergence ICs did you check the convergence resistors as well, as often the old ICs will take out a few resistors in the Convergence feed circuits or at least increase their values and that can give those symptoms youre describing after new ICs are instaleed.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

  • Sonny Berry
    Sonny Berry Jun 26, 2008

    I dont have the service manual for that model however if you read the color bands off the resistors I can tell you the ratings. they have to be within 5% tolerance for convergence citcuits. Also they have to be checked with one side of each resistor unsolderd and lifted out of circuits or else a open resistor will test good due to the resistance in the circuit.



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This needs a special remote to get to the factory alignment screen.This is the part # for the remote ---#105-201m .
You really should call a good TV Tech on this one. They are a convergence nightmare for even a good Tech.

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One of two things is happening here.

Either the convergence circuitry is bad or one of the sensors in the screen is bad. I would try to auto align several times and note what the unit does. If it is consistent and will not align then I would replace the digital convergence box.

I have a tip at which will walk you through the process as well as tell you where to get the parts at the best price.

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