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Samsung HCM4215W pink/green and wavy

Hope someone can help, while i was watching t.v. today on my Samsung HCM4215W the color went out of whack, i mostly have green and pink shades now, and my screen has a couple of wave marks on it that dont' move. It looks as if someone ran a magnet all over the screen. thanks, jason

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  • ashall4 Mar 20, 2008

    myn screen has pink and green in outline of screen it destorts the top and bottom of xcreen have tried adjusting color and contrast but it does not help

  • Anonymous May 21, 2008

    i heard a snap and when i looked at the tv it had a pink screen with red horizontal lines across it the sound went out also this is the third time i've had it repaired is there a recall? it is only 7 yrs old .ive had tvs last 20 yrs or better sounds like cheap workmanship .i am very mad about this .i paid a lot of money for what seems like a piece of junk.


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I think samsung should back up the flawed product this seems like a too common occurrance.why should we have to pay over and over again my tv is not dusty inside or out it is just defective.anyone else agree with me?lets hear from you.if i have to pay again i will trash it and buy a different brand.and they want to charge for customer service

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  • Anonymous May 21, 2008

    my mistake it is just 5 and1/2 years old

  • Anonymous May 21, 2008

    after unplugging the circut board on the bottom of the tv and pulling it out to look for somthing bad i put it back together and plugged it in and it worked just fine. i give the glory to god as i did nothing but take the tv apart and put it back together again.hope this helps as i had nothing to lose it was broken any way.i also learned that even the most expensive tvs out there today are built to fail in a couple of years. the old cathode ray tube tvs are still the best thing out there. let this be a warning to you when buying a new set. gl2u all.


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Samsung lcd went pink as we were watching. turned it off and on, still same.

Pink picture indicates a failure of the light engine. This has to be repaired by a qualified electronic repair tech. This is a common issue on some models. Have you tried to adjust color? if the color won't adjust then the light engine is in need or repair.

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This is a common problem. Its called a convergence failure.

Problem #1) Convergence


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Problem #2 CRT Fluid has clouded over. Symtoms
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Projection TV sets are known to have two common problems. The first problem that is common to these sets is convergence failure. When this happens the TV will usually look 3D, Wavy/Distorted, etc. It may also shutdown and blink an error code.

The second common problem with Projection TV sets is dull video, halos around objects, white looking video, or red overpowers the screen. This is commonly caused by the fluid in the lens being clouded overs.

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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 more information and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from the link 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
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*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....

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HCM4215W Green convergence problem

Hi Greg,
Sounds like you have a bad convergence chip in the convergence board. Unfortunatly, about 80% of the rear projection sets I work on have this similar problem. I suggest that you change both chips ( there are 2 of the same ) and remember to use heat sink compound as this is why you not have the problem ( excessive heat destoys electronic components). Good Luck
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Mills, Wyoming
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