Question about Hitachi 57F500 57" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television
We have found the grid to straighten the bends in the color but do not know how to use the remote to fix it. Can you help?
SOURCE: sony KP-53N77
well I personally like rear projection sets with tubes in them better than the new HD crap but Sony or Hitachi would be my choice if I had to buy one of the new format sets, good luck with it & Happy New Year, BMW Rider
Posted on Dec 31, 2007
You need to re-solder the circuit board that contains the STK convergence modules. They're on the center circuit board attached to an aluminum heat sink that's about 8" long and 6" tall, about dead center in the circuit board. You may be able to recreate the problem (hour glass effect) by gently moving the heat sink (which the modules are connected to). This gives the hour glass effect on the picture and the advanced convergence screen. This is an indication that the modules pins aren't solidly connected (meaning soldered) properly. Remove the circuit board and clean the old solder off & resolder the modules pins to the circuit board reconnected the board and then retest by again pushing on the heat sink. This is a caused by a minimum effort (a.k.a. minimum cost) solder job, probably done in some 3rd world sweat shop. The "factory" job was good enough for 3-4 years but the heat (and these modules do create a lot of heat) and stress created from repeated use eventually takes it's toll, weakens the pin connections and our problem occurs. take the appropriate cautions working around the high voltage of the set & use a non-conduting piece of wood to push the heat sink when we doing tests. Best of luck, hope ya fix it. If that doesn't work the nodules need replacing.
Posted on Jan 03, 2008
SOURCE: Hitachi 53uwx10b Convergence
You must have the original remote to do complete convergence adjustments. Remote method: Press MAGIC FOCUS button on front panel to start the magic focus. When magic focus is running, press MAGIC FOCUS again. STOP should appear onscreen. Immediately press RECALL or STATUS on the remote (must be pressed before STOP vanishes). The set is now in DCAM (Digital Convergence Adjustment Mode). Manual method: Remove the front grill and access panel or reach around from the back and press the little pushbutton located in the front left corner of the PC board, next to the Digital Convergence Module.
Once in DCAM, the remote buttons STATUS selects green, 0 selects red and ANT selects blue. 2,4,5 and 6 move the cursor and the thumbstick makes the corrections.Make all necessary corrections and then press PIP MODE. The words ROM WRITE? appear onscreen. Press PIP MODE again to store settings. When green dots appear, press MUTE to return to convergence pattern. Press PIP MODE (ROM WRITE? appears again) and then press PIP CH. This will Initialize the internal sensor data positions. When INIT finishes, press POWER on the TV and convergence is complete.
Posted on Mar 27, 2008
SOURCE: tv duplicate image
your guns are off and need to be adjusted. your 3 guns (red, green and blue) are off and that would explain the funny colors and shadows. Have a tv tech come out and have a look, they can fix it for a reasonable price.
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
You need to replace both of the convergence IC's and any bad resistors around them that protect them from damaging the power supply.
This repair can usually be done in the home and takes about an hour; I have done hundreds of them and now is a slow time of year for TV shops; look around if you are not able to do this repair; you can buy the chips on Ebay for less than 15 dollars for a pair plus shipping.
This is a very common problem in projection sets.
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Posted on Aug 23, 2009
I am the right person for your problem--
If model number is 43fdx01b it uses two convergence chips--you are going to need to get your hands on a Hitachi remote if you do this repair.
If picture looks 3D, double image one or both of the two chips it uses for convergence is bad.
With the set unplugged and the back removed look on the far right side of the set---two versions of this set---one has a circuit board on the far right side about 5 inches wide and 12 inches deep--the chips will be on the large metal heat sink with fins on the far right side----look at the chips.
They are black in color and 2 1/2 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches tall with 18 pins each---They will most likely have the STK-392-120 NUMBER printed on each in white.
If you have this version the board is held in by 3 screws---you snap up a row of black plugs on the left side and several other plugs on that board have to be removed--if you do it---mark all the plugs so you get them back exactly where they came from.
Good news: total parts cost aside from a remote should be under 20 dollars---verify the number on the chips and I can tell you the best place to buy them.
There are about 12 resistors to the left of the heat sink that need to be looked at and tested--like checking a fuse.
Any resistor that is discolored in the middle or reads open needs to be replaced at the same time.
You might want to go to the house where you found the set and ask them for the remote--nothing to lose.
If you think you can solder etc and do this repair I will give you further specific instructions---this set is very easy to fix for this CONVERGENCE problem---
If you have more time than money--this is a very good TV--and this is about the only problem it ever has.
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Posted on Nov 01, 2009
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