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Pt47wx53 convergence problems

Hello and good day! From what I read, you are one of the most respected projection tv guys here. To that end, here is my problem. It started with the convergence on my TV (pt47wx53), with the green being way out of line and not wanting to get back in to place. I read all the advice...purchase two new IC and replaced them. I did that, but now have a different problem. I plugged it in with no explosions :-)...powered it on, which seemed to work fine, but then after a few seconds it powered back off with the power led blinking three times. There was also a slight smell of somthing burning. I resoldered the joints for the IC's, with no real change. My questions are; how bad did I mess my TV up? (you don't really have to answer that) and do you have any recomendations on how I can best proceed to fix my TV?

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  • jeff95621 Aug 11, 2008

    I just started having the same problem. I had a technician replace the IC's about 3 months ago... Today it shut itself off and won't come back on? Have tried unplugging it. The set will the come on, but only breifly.

  • Scott Aug 12, 2008

    This is all good news...except that you hit the nail on the head. I used seconds that lasted seconds (too funny!). Any way, can you recomend the parts (and place to buy them) to get to re-do the DIY job I did? Or better yet, is there a kit somewhere that will get the IC's and resistors?

    Also (not to bombard w/ too many questions, but I will anyway :-) Which resistors should I target for replacement on the board? There seem to be quite a few.

    Thanks for all your help's gurus like you that make this kind of thing doable for all us wanna-bees.

  • njones278 Oct 08, 2008

    I replaced the IC's purchased from Now my TV comes on for 1 second and goes right back off was some odd odors the first time tuning it on. What could be wrong? What is the next step.

  • djm400ex Dec 07, 2008

    i have a pt47wx53 also and the picture size is to big on some of the aspect ratios but one with regular cable inpit no hd signal. i did the 9 point covergence test out of the owners manual. the color at the top is red and green id differrent spots and the picture size is still big for the screen, its like its zoomed in . i thought about buying those new ic chips bought i dont know if this is the problem. also when i took the back of the tv off the mirror inside looked like it had a prizm of green on it and the 3 bulbs and mirror were dirty. would this be a issue as well. i thought the mirror would look like a normal household bathrrom mirror. where can i buy parts for this tv? thanks for any help!!!!!!!!!!!



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A very common result from using inferior replacement parts is
exactly as you described, Scott.We are careful to use only first
quality STK IC's.Generally,that means paying around $16.00 each.If you purchase seconds, that is about how long they last !
Now you also must locate burnt 6.8 ohm 1 watt resistors near IC's.........Probably no further harm done....Do over with new parts.......T.

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