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Color convergence? turned on TV, only green color misaligned, mostly on left side, upper part of screen. Used magic focus, no effect. Daily use for 3 yrs.

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  • scubadrew Oct 24, 2007

    What are the correct value and wattage for the resistors that should be replaced when teh IK04, IK05 Amps are replaced.

  • scubadrew Oct 27, 2007

    I will try. I have the repair manual for the TV but the scanned image of the PCB layout isnt so good.  Have to actually look at the markings on the PCB under the resistors.  Cant measure resistors in ckt can I?  I want to buy a kit that has all the resistors and the two power amps and i would do the reapir all at once even if only one power amp (red and green misalgined) appears to be bad at this time.

  • scubadrew Dec 27, 2007

    On Dec 6th I repaired with the advice I got from this blog, awesome help to the Fix-Ya team. Parts arrived a day before (2 amps and the resistors suggested, cost about $45.00 for genuine Sanyo parts).

    I couldn't completely remove the convergence board, there were three high voltage wires plugged into a large transformer like assy and I tugged on the wires and they didn't seem to want to "unplug". I was able to do the work behind the TV given the length of the wires, moving the board to remove the STK392-150's. Replaced both (with new STK392-150's), no resistors appeared damaged, left them alone, measured them they seemed to be OK. Lesson Learned....dont try to unsolder the heat sinks with a hand solder gun (left them on and pried the old converg amps off of them). Solder wick worked well on the leads, removed old parts without too much problem. Got a small tube of heat sink paste from radio shack. Direct TV guy with HD DVR upgrade showed up as I was reassembling the TV. By the time he was done with the new LNB on the roof we turned everything on, ran magic focus and alignment (and HD 1080i picture) was great. Thanks Terryfic, worthy of a wiz rank.

  • akrepi Jul 23, 2008

    I have the same problem with the green line exactly as stated on the first post.. i tried to fix it with magic focus- manual no luck now when i press magic focus on the front wont work at all .. i live in london Ontario and would like to be pointed to the store where you got the set of IC's so i can go and get the same kit myself, please if you have some pictures of the board and things you changed would actually get my head straight as right now i am a bit confused..

    If someone has the kit number and the service manual please mail it to me

    i look forward to hearing from you... your help is much appritiated

    thankyou

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Can anyone give me the resistor values for location RK 42, RK 46 and RK 62? Hitachi 46F500 TV. Or can I be pointed to the location of a service manual?
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Replace convergence IC's and then
activate magic focus

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

  • Vista Electronics Oct 24, 2007

    May not be any resistor damage = if they look bad,then check
    value with meter or give me location #............

  • Vista Electronics Oct 27, 2007

    Practice visual acuity technique! If the B+ resistors look good and check good ( in circuit ) then they are good!...Change  IC's

    then magic focus and see.....T.



    Best to use Hitachi IC STK 392-110 subs to upgrade

      STK 394-160E  made by Sanyo  part # CZ01341.....

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