20 Most Recent Hitachi 57SWX20B 57" Rear Projection Television Questions & Answers


I don't like advocating the use of poisons, but I should think termidor was quicker and easier to use then 'bait traps'. With termidor though, you have the problem of removing the termites' corpses if they die in places you don't want them to.
The final decision is up to you. You can inform yourself on this topic by searching on the internet on 'termites', 'termite infestation', 'termite removal' ,'termite bait traps', 'termite poison' etc.

This overview from the termidor website seems be informative (but it is publicity/marketing material)
http://www.termidor.com.au/all-about-termidor/termidor-overview/
and this article about bait traps will tell you about them:
http://www.termites.com/control/baits/termite-bait-traps/

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Hitachi 57SWX20B... | Answered on Jun 29, 2018


Is there a zoom or ratio button on your remote?

Hitachi 57SWX20B... | Answered on Oct 06, 2017


SOUNDS LIKE A CONVERGENCE PROBLEM. COMMON FOR REAL PROJECTIONS. MAYBE A $300-$400 REPAIR, BUT WORTH IT. THIS A HIGH QUALITY TELEVISION.

Hitachi 57SWX20B... | Answered on Feb 02, 2014


Wouldn't it be easier to just get a remote? I recommend buying a Universal remote control at your large drug store or electronics store. It is made to probe your device(s) and store the control codes for each. It comes with instructions that are simple to operate.

Hitachi 57SWX20B... | Answered on Jan 20, 2013


Hello,

The issue you describe is consistent with a power supply board issue. This is the board where the AC goes to. This problem may have occurred as a result of irregular power supply, or excess power supply or power surge.

The TV is receiving current but cannot circulate or transfer the current to other necessary part of the TV because of the defective power supply board. You might be lucky it's just a blow fuse. Also a defective transformer can cause your TV not to power on.

All these can be checked on the power supply board.

But more often bad capacitors causes problem on the power supply board. I do not think the power board needs replacement, rather those defective capacitors is causing this issue. Open unit up and take a look at the power supply board.You will probably see one or more electrolytic filter capacitors that are bulged up in the top-not perfectly flat like the others.

The value of these capacitors will be different, most likely they will be somewhere around-820 to 2200uF/25 V( or /10V sometimes)

You can replace them with same values but I would recommend the voltage rating to be higher(like 35V for an original 25V) for reliability purposes.

What happens is,these bulged top capacitors will cause a low and unfiltered DC voltage=main board will malfunction(the relay will keep clicking until the caps are holding enough charge to bring the voltage up over a threshold point).

You can buy these capacitors at any Fry's or Radioshack store or you can order them online at vendors like "mcmelectronics.com"(look for electrolytic capacitors). After replacing these capacitor(capacitors) most likely the normal operation will be restored. Or you can by a refurbished complete power board to save you some stress.

Note: There may be also some other causes for this symptom ,like a defective T con board ,or main board,but the bulged top capacitors are the most common cause for this issue.

If you don't know about TV repairers, take the TV to the nearest repairman to fix the fault for you. Also, note that TV stores a lot of current, so wait a while before opening the TV back cover.

I hope this helps.

Regards.

Hitachi 57SWX20B... | Answered on Sep 13, 2011


The symptons you are describing are due to a bad convergence IC or chip. They do just what they sound like they do, they converge the colors and lines into one picture. These can be replace by yourself if you feel qualified and have some high voltage experiance and soldering experiance but probably should be left for a repair tech to do this. The repair in home can run around $350.00. If you want to repair this set yourself, I have some instructions below that will be a help to you.
While it is not a very hard repair, this repair can be a bit tricky. If you have a 45W soldering iron, solder, solder wick, and heat sink compound you can repair it yourself.
When you remove the old IC's, please be sure to remove all of the old heat sink compound, as it can act as an insulation for the new IC's and cause them to overheat. I usually clean the heat sinks with alcohol and a small rag.

There are two and large IC's that control the convergence in a big screen set. Some of the newer sets only have one. If you only have one, it is right in the middle of the set on the center circuit board. They are secured to a very large aluminum heat sink. They will have a part number stamped on them that will start with an STKXXX-XXX, like STK392-110.

Along with the convergence IC's there will also be some associated components that will need to be replaced as well. There are some resistors that are part of the convergence circuit that will be open and need to be replaced. Most likely these will appear charred in the center. If you have an Ohm Meter or a DVM, check all the resistors that are close to the IC's and you should be looking for either ones that have opened or have changed values.

If one of the convergence IC's are found to be bad, I would replace them both, if one has gone bad the other may go soon.I would also advise that the convergence IC's be OEM or better, just because they are cheap does not mean that they are a good deal. I have seen the cheap IC's fail after a short time, even though they look exactly like the OEM IC's. I think that the bottom line is that you will get what you pay for when it comes to the parts. I am attatching 2 pictrures that we all use to help with this, if you set looks like these,then it is the convergence.

You can also try http://www.tvrepairkits.com/ , they do carry OEM or better parts.

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Hitachi 57SWX20B... | Answered on Apr 21, 2011


Your Convergence ICs are likely failing. It is very common on rear projections. The solution is to replace the STK chips, check fuses and the resistors next to the STK chips. Replace as necessary and re-align via the service menu. It is about a $300 repair at a tv service center. You will need the service manual if you decide to do this yourself.

Try This:
When you notice the symptons Use this simple test to verify.
Go to the users menu on the tv.
Look for the converge option probably under setup or video setting. Converge is short for convergence to align the red and blue colors to the green color.

If you cannot move the red either horizontal or vertical, then the STK chip has failed for red section.
If you cannot move the blue either horizontal or vertical, then the STK chip has failed for the blue section.

If you can move both in each direction then the problem is something else.


Note if one STK chip fails, you replace both regardless. They will be right next to each other.

Hitachi 57SWX20B... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011


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.


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You can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Hitachi 57SWX20B... | Answered on Jan 13, 2011


No,the three CRTS tubes guns coolant chemicals are not as good as before,will causes this problems. Like old dull and hallow colors pictures?Tries websites like Tvrepairwold.com,Tvrepairkits.com to buy a kit to replacemt of it coolant chemicals of one or all three CRTS tube guns.The coolant chemical kit should came with a DVD tutoring how to do it too.

Hitachi 57SWX20B... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011


need to replace convergence Ic chips to resolve this issue, parts cost about $40

Hitachi 57SWX20B... | Answered on Dec 19, 2010


IF PICTURE LOOKS 3D OR HAS RED OR BLUE AROUND LETTERS IT IS A CONVERGENCE PROBLEM.

PARTS COST TO FIX IF THIS IS UNDER 30 DOLLARS.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?

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Hitachi 57SWX20B... | Answered on Sep 18, 2010


What you might be experiencing based on your symptom sounds like a damaged convergence IC.

With any Projection Television that has a damaged convergence IC, you do not want to continue the use of the set. If the IC’s continue to fail they will cause a short in the power supply and cause your television to not power up, and possibly damage the CRT’s in the set.

With that aside I have some support suggestions that I have put together that may help you make an informed decision.

You should be able to get a local service center to repair this at your house for between $350.00 - $450.00, If you want to repair this set yourself, I have some instructions below that will be a help to you.
While it is not a very hard repair, this repair can be a bit tricky. If you have a 45W soldering iron, solder, solder wick, and heat sink compound you can repair it yourself.

When you remove the old IC's, please be sure to remove all of the old heat sink compound, as it can act as an insulation for the new IC's and cause them to overheat. I usually clean the heat sinks with alcohol and a small rag.

There are two and large IC’s that control the convergence in a big screen set. Some of the newer sets only have one. If you only have one, it is right in the middle of the set on the center circuit board. They are secured to a very large aluminum heat sink. They will have a part number stamped on them that will start with an STKXXX-XXX, like STK392-110.

Along with the convergence IC’s there will also be some associated components that will need to be replaced as well. There are some resistors that are part of the convergence circuit that will be open and need to be replaced. Most likely these will appear charred in the center. If you have an Ohm Meter or a DVM, check all the resistors that are close to the IC’s and you should be looking for either ones that have opened or have changed values.

If one of the convergence IC’s are found to be bad, I would replace them both, if one has gone bad the other may go soon. I usually order my parts from Andrews Electronics in California, they will have the OEM components that you will need.
Their site is
http://www.andrewselectronics.com/welcome.aspx
And their phone number is a 24-Hour Order Desk: (800) 274-4666
I recommend the phone order so you can talk to the person about the different types of IC’s that are available.

I would also advise that the convergence IC’s be OEM or better, just because they are cheap does not mean that they are a good deal. I have seen the cheap IC’s fail after a short time, even though they look exactly like the OEM IC’s. I think that the bottom line is that you will get what you pay for when it comes to the parts.

You can also try
http://www.tvrepairkits.com/ , I have not tried them yet, but they do carry OEM or better parts.


I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.
If you need further assistance please comment to this post and I will try to help you further.

Thanks for using FixYa
asnowman


I have attached some photos of really bad convergence problems; your picture may not be exactly as bad as these.
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Hitachi 57SWX20B... | Answered on Aug 30, 2010

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