Projection TV sets have two very common problems. One is convergence ( 3D/Warped video) the other is CRT fluid ( Dull Video). Below are more details for both items. Also, complete repair kits with instructions and repair support are avail from site such as www.TvRepairKits.com
Common Problem #1) Convergence has gone out
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 projection 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. The power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some pics of convergence problems. SOLUTION #1
What you will need to do is convergence. You can get a repair kit from TvRepairKits.com
. It includes replacement parts,step by step instructions, support, etc.Common Problem #2) CRT Fluid is Cloudy
tubes have a liquid coolant that is used to keep them from overheating. After many years the coolant in the blue and green
tubes will become cloudy and cause the screen to look dull, red/orange, etc. You may even see halos around images. Picture
of a set that needs the fluid changed. TV
set after fluid change SOLUTION
What you will need to do is replace the coolant and clean the crt. You can get a repair kit from TvRepairKits.com
. It includes replacement coolant,step by step instructions, support, etc.