Tip & How-To about Sony KP-46WT510 46" Rear Projection HDTV

Convergence Fix

Found this on another page here on Fixya. Thought I would post it again since it helped me fix my TV.


Here are some of the most common symptoms and examples of a convergence problem.

This is a very common failure on Projection sets.

  • 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.

Here is a quick test....

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

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move RED and BLUE in all directions - 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.

Note: If you set has as flash focus or magic focus button only try pressing the button. If it fails to fix the convergence your need to fix it. See below for a solution


You will need to replace the convergence chips and possibly some convergence resistors and pico fuses.

This is a a fairly easy DIY job if you know what you are doing 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 step by step instruction guide, original OEM STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, thermal paste, email/phone support, etc.

Problem #2 CRT Fluid is Cloudy

Projection 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 video.

Pic of a set that needs the fluid changed. Notice how dull the colors are and how white the screen looks. The screen may also look red, orange, dull, etc.

TV set after fluid change. Notice how bright the colors are now. Everthing looks crisp and sharp again.

Solution #2

What you will need to do is replace the coolant and clean the crt. You can get a repair kit from www.TvRepairKits.com that includes replacement coolant,step by step instructions, etc.

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Hi Dawn,

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Did I not post the link? I thought I posted a link to an online manual for you. I apologize. If you would be so kind as to remind me of the manufacturer and the model number of your tv, I will post that link right away. Again, I apologize for the mistake Sincerely, Der Strom

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http://www.fixya.com/support/p139201-quasar_sp_3235_32_tv/manual-18430/page-7. Copy this link and paste it in the address bar of your browser and it will take you to the auto programming page set-up. You can look at the complete owners manual and find all the instructions for the operation of your television. I hope this information helps you with your problem.

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