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Red shadow on PT-56WX33G projection tv

Hello. I have a panasonic projection TV. All of a sudden last night there was a red halo (shadow) effect to the left of everything else. I tried the convergence utility in the menu but could not line it up. I saw some of your other posts and it seems like I might need to replace the convergence IC. Do you think this is my problem? Could you tell me what the cheapest way to fix this would be? I am pretty handy and I do not want to put much money into the TV.

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  • gdandy Aug 03, 2008

    Thanks for your help so far.

    I installed the convergence ICs and inspected the resistors (which all
    looked fine). I turned on the TV and the picture was fantastic after
    going through the convergence settings. I turned off the TV and then
    tried it an hour later. Now there was a blue shadow on all the images
    and I was not able to correct the blue through the TV settings. I
    opened the TV up and now one of the resistors looks blown. I assume
    this probably blew one of the brand new convergence ICs that I just

    Please help, what should I do now? Replace the resistor and try
    one of the old convergence ICs? I am thinking that since my original
    problem was that there was a red shadow, that one of the old
    convergence ICs is still good. Also, can I get the resistors at radio
    shack? Should I replace only the resistor that looks blown or all of them?

  • gdandy Aug 03, 2008

    Thanks. It looks like the R7001 resistor is definitely blown. Should I replace all of the following feed resistors:

    R7001, 7003 and 7005
    which should all be 82 ohm 2watt resistors. The other three are R 7002,
    7004, and 7006 they should all be 120 ohm 2watt.

    Do you know where I can purchase these?

  • gdandy Aug 07, 2008

    After second look I noticed that it was actually resistor r7016 that was blown. I replaced r7011 through r7016 which were all 2.2 ohm 2watt resistors. The TV is working again! Thank you for all your help. You provide an excellent service!

  • gdandy Sep 06, 2008

    Hello, the TV was working fine for about 2 weeks then it all of a sudden turned off. The LCD light on the front blinks 3 times when I tried to turn it on.

    When I unplug/plug the TV back in it will work for about 15-25 minutes perfectly and then shut off again.

    Is there anything I can do to fix this? I tried re-soldering in the convergence ICs but the problem still occurs.



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The cheapest way is to replace both convergence Ics they are both STK392-110 and you can get replacements at the following link, and they provide free instalation instructions with pictures, plus free online instant messageing while you do the actual repair. Its a very easy repair. Here's the link.

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    Sonny Berry Aug 03, 2008

    I would recommend changing all the low ohm feed resistors as they are most likely out of tolerance or blown. Your ICs may still be good.

  • Sonny Berry
    Sonny Berry Aug 03, 2008

    I would replace them all as they resistors all have tight tolerances and theres only six of them, so I would just replace all of them. Depending on where your located there may be a large electronic distributor that may have them. They link above should also have them. I am not sure if radio Shack or Frye electronics would have them or not.

  • Sonny Berry
    Sonny Berry Aug 07, 2008

    Thanks, glad I could help



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