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Toshiba TN50x81 50 Inch TV most of the images seem to have a ghost image behind them

Any one know how to correct this? I went into the menu of the TV and tried the Convergence option to try to correct the problem but then you have to choose between some numbers and I'm not sure what these do? I don't have the manual for the TV or I would have checked that first. Thanks for any help.

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  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2007

    ghost images, went to convergence menu and get no responce when trying to align the images, mostly blue color out of wack

  • indyjonez Jan 23, 2008

    I'm replying to my own post. I finally figured out the numbers and how to move the blue and red targets to match up with the white center target. What will happen is it will be fine (all colors lined up) for 30 minutes maybe an hour and then it will flick back to having the blue out of sync with the rest of the colors. I wanted to respond to Solution #1, how do I go about replacing the convergence ICs on this TV and if it is not something you recommend I do myself how much (rough estimate) would it cost to have these replaced by a technician? Thanks for responding Solution #1.



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The convergence ICs are bad and need to be replaced. This is a common problem with projection TVs. These are large black ICs connected to a heatsink. Replace them and all should be well.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008



Remove the right speaker grill, there you will see some adjustemt knobs, I never tried it but might be helpfull.

Posted on Dec 02, 2007


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The set has 3 hidden menus: adjustment (keep out), tech convergence, and the OPTION menu.

Option menu enables a hard reset to factory of all settings except convergence and is designed to fix odd issues.

You need the Mitsubishi remote and a 4 digit code (model specific).

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Have you tried going to the service menu?
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There should be a option on the appearing screen for Convergence, which has more options the the standard menu. To work this under the "9" setting for convergence, each of the + on the screen is the corresponding button the the TV remote (3 if top right, 5 is center). Use your volume or arrow keys then to move the selected + in the desired direction.

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