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Convergence This set has a problem. At the bottom left there is a red line or lines which bend down from about middle screen on the right. There is nothing that can do to remove those. I tried to align the plus marks and can move them and do that except on the bottom and you cant move the red. The color is above the others and can not move them. I tried getting into the service mode and restore the thing to factory defaults. I used the remote to do it and can not get the set out of this mode. No matter what I do or how long the thing has been unplugged it goes back to that. I need to know how to get back and reset the set to where it was factory set. I also need to know how to do the convergence board repaired. I noticed too that now the screen is bright red as well. Anyway, any suggestions would be helpful.

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  • Armitstead20 Oct 12, 2008

    I have the exact same problem, Just woke up one morning and it was broken...Figured my wife threw a shoe at the TV or something.

  • terry201923 Oct 13, 2008

    Hi,


    This fixed the remote control problem.It works like a charm. I really appreciate the advice and help.However, the issue with the red line bending from midway of screen to bottom right was not addressed. I would appreciate some guidance on that.

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Try and Pushing action and the power button at the same time it does a self check hope this helps

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Mitsubishi WS55859, was getting 2 and 2 blink, replaced the pico fuses and convergence chip - 3 times, each fix worked better than the next but evenually failed - now have it working, trying to adjust...


The most likely cause is shorted convergence chips and possibly a few pico fuses.

These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired. Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony,Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
You can get a convergenece repair kit with instructions from the links below.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

Problem #1) Convergence

Yours may have one or more of the following symptoms...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2
Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

You can see some more examples and find a fix herebb0cf99.pnghttp://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

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Red/Orange horizontal lines


it could be that the tv convergence circuit is going bad. One shure way of finding out is to go to the tv feature menu(picture,audio etc.) and select the customer convergence setting, you should get a cross hair pattern(cross in middle of screen). that cross should be white and by aligning the red or blue colors they should move left, right, up or down

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Sometimes after the my TV is one for 20 mins or so the screen warps, shooting white/pink/green lights across the top and bottom of the screen and placing a horizontal black line at the bottom like hal


Your TV most likely has a problem in the convergence circuits. ( common problem )

Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem


  • 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.
Here are some photos of convergence problems.

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Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the tv settings then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move them up, down, left, and right.

If you can't move them in all directions your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

0667c5f.pngSOLUTION

You will need to replace the convergence chips and possibly some convergence resistors and pico fuses. Its a fairly easy DIY job or you can call in a pro. If you want to do the repair yourself check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. Their kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, thermal paste, email/phone support, etc.

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Convergence lines are SLANTED. Red line is above


Your TV most likely a convergence failure. ( common problem )

Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem


  • 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.
Here are some photos of convergence problems.

3dc9420.jpg
645fba6.jpg
0dcec37.jpg
Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the tv settings then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move them up, down, left, and right.

If you can't move them in all directions your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

0667c5f.pngSOLUTION

You will need to replace the convergence chips and possibly some convergence resistors and pico fuses. Its a fairly easy DIY job or you can call in a pro. If you want to do the repair yourself check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. Their kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, thermal paste, email/phone support, etc.

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Text/images overlap each other in 3 colors, 3D distorted picture


Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem

  • 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.
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Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the tv settings then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.



You should be able to move them up, down, left, and right.

If you can't move them in all directions your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.


2c07611.pngSolution


You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. They have put together a kits for most models. If you don't see a kit for your set send them a quick email and they will put one together for you. Their kits includes photo instruction guides, original Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, etc.

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Thin red line down the middle of screen


Enter muye 1 / 8 /3
it puts you into convergence mode and clears out all bad magic foces data.
then run perfect focus to save new data.

hope this helps
daniel

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Red line runs from middle of screen to right bottom and bends in middle


look the only thing u can do is have someone put the parts in for u the parts alone is 40-$ 60.00 and maybe $ 150 in labor that is all u should have to pay. that is what i would charge a customer to repair there tv set and it can be service right there in your home.i hope this helps marty

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Check the resistors right next to the Convergence ICs often 1 or 2 of them go oen when the ICs fail.

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Convergence


Do not adjust any knobs as instucted in the previous thread if you TV have a convergence problem. Doing so will only make things worse. The blog does however show you how to fix other common problems with these sets.

Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem

  • 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.
701cb04.jpg
77ea520.jpg
f0900cb.jpg
Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the tv settings then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.



You should be able to move them up, down, left, and right.

If you can't move them in all directions your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

2c07611.pngSolution #1

You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. They have put together a kits for most models. If you don't see a kit for your set send them a quick note and they will put one together for you. Their kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, etc.

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have you ck 2.2 ohm resistors, try looking near ics ck all low ohm resistors.this can cause your problem.

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