I just recieved a broken samsung tv with a broken green bulb. I bought a new bulb online installed it and now that problem i am having is that the automatic convergence wont go past 25%. First i checked the new green bulb and as i looked in it i saw bubbles. Is this normal? Secondly i just tried to manually converge and i got pretty dag gum close but still not a professional job as this is the fist time i have ever taken apart a tv. Also whenever i try to do automatic converge it starts with green boxes goes to red boxes, hits 25% then restarts and never shows any blue. Any info would be helpfull on this problem i am having as i am completely new to the tv repair thingy.
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Re: Replaced bulb and converge problems
After replacing a Picture tube convergence/geometry allignments can be quite extensive and if they're not fairly precise the sensors for the auto conv. can not be calibrated therefore your auto conv. not working as you described. The key is usually the geometry start with the green lines and get them as square as you can then align the red/blue. Since the auto is not going to blue that often means the blue is to far out and the sensors are not picking it up.
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ll projection TV sets have two very common problems. One is convergence ( 3D/Warped video) the other is CRT fluid ( Dull Video). Here are more details and solutions for both.
Common Problem #1) Convergence has gone out
Projection TV sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the video to look normal. When its out of alignment the video will look 3D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the TV menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.
This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projection sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.
Common Symptoms include....
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.
TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some pics of convergence problems.
Common Problem #2) CRT Fluid is Cloudy
Projection TV 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 images.
Your description of the problem sounds like a convergence issue. You more than likely have lost the convergence ICs. They will need to be replaced and the convergence will have to be set. The green beam should not move. It is the standard which the red and green are moved to overlap. Since you have bow at the top and bottom I would replace the convergence ICs. I have a tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4220499-change_projection_tv_convergence_ics which explains the problem, how to replace the parts and where to get the replacement parts.
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It sounds like multiple problems. First of all these sets are famous for bad coolant between the tubes and lenses causing the picture to be degraded causing the foggy picture. The fluid can be changed to clear up the halo's. The double images are convergence issues. Most likely both convergence amps need to be replaced. I hate to say it but it sounds like you got a money pit. Good luck. Thanks for using fixya.
What you have is a convergence problem.
There is 2 modules inside your set that aligns the colors to have the same geometry and superposed .
It is a common problem in rear projection tvs ,
You don`t have to worry about your blue tube , i`m sure it is perfectly fine, it just needs to be aligned through the convergence circuit.
Most often the problem is with those convergence modules that are faulty and need to be replaced.
Hope this will help good luck
Listen closely. The tv should make a high pitch whine as it turns on. If it does wait and see if it tries this a few times. If yes then check the bulb, I have seen cases where the lamp shoves the power connector back into the set. If the tv starts with a grown or heavy vibration noise, then your color wheel may have broken and needs replaced.
trust ME when i say setting convergence after doing repair takes alot of time to do /you can damage set if you do not have service codes and values/ you also must have the hand unit that comes with set in order to even get into convergence circuit, call your repair shops ask if they have a good blue tube for set and how much would it cost to repair?ARE you sure blue tube has been removed from set.?
Sure I have this set,and have replaced my convergence board. I think there is an automatic convergence with this set because I didn't have to do any manual convergence after I installed the replacement board. Maybe I got lucky....
Take the cover off the rear of the set. (Unplug it first- duh)
Look to the top right, a board is screwed onto a metal support running horizontally across the set. I think there a 4 plugs but mark the ones red, green and blue as they have the same connectors and can be re-connected incorrectly. Unscrew the board from the frame, pop off the connections and put on the new board. My new board came with new connection cables so I replaced those also. I turned my TV on, did a Perfect focus and it looked good as new. I was really proud of myself that day.
But after you get it fixed, turn around and sell the set. I have had alot of work done on mine in the several years I have owned it.
Oh and make your brother pay for the new convergence board. The one I got was BP94-00155A.