20 Most Recent Zenith R50W46 50" Rear Projection Television Questions & Answers


The whole service manual is here: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/790821/Zenith-R50w46.html
But this is something that you might want to reconsider. The availability of parts could be an issue. The smell could be the ballast or the bulb got really hot and went out. The repair process involves troubleshooting with special meters etc. You may be able to spot something that burned out though.

Zenith R50W46... | Answered on Dec 22, 2015


I have the same issue. TV will come on but will not stay on. I have Charter Cable. Do any others have this issue? Please help
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Zenith R50W46... | Answered on Jun 28, 2013


In a tube type projection set either the red tube or a issue on the circuit board that connects to that tube.

Zenith R50W46... | Answered on Dec 23, 2012


Since I have seen this question listed more than one time with different model numbers, so not to waste my time PROVIDE the actual model and brand.

Zenith R50W46... | Answered on Dec 23, 2012


Check settings speakers are not OFF or set to external

Check to see if anything connected to a rear audio/video input has sound.

Note if that fails this set was prone to the audio ouput Ic chip failing-saw several bad ones.

Zenith R50W46... | Answered on Dec 21, 2012


See if you have sound with a DVD connected to one of the rear audio/video inputs----rules some things out.

Check in menu to see if speakers are switched to OFF or to External.

Zenith R50W46... | Answered on Dec 21, 2012


first Trun up the screen, is you see vertical colapse IS because you not ertical Drive..

Zenith R50W46... | Answered on Dec 09, 2012


Remove back on bottom of chassis on left hand SIDE THAT SHOULD BE THE Deflection Board it has FBT flyback Transfomer
Check CP150 2200uf 16v use 25v capacitor ,If this capacitor is swollen,vented or puffed up on Top it is Bad replace it and CP114 CP120 they are either 220uf 35v or 330uf 35v .
UED should have Parts for this Model 1-800-648-6657
Encompass Parts Distribution 1-800-638-3328
Zenith Parts/Moduels 1-800-632-6637
This may not be the chassis am thinking it is so all of the companys I have Listed should help you.

Zenith R50W46... | Answered on Aug 08, 2011


This is a common problem. Its called a convergence failure. You can get all the parts from www.TvRepairKits.com

Symptoms:

  • Screen Looks 3D
  • Colors wont align
  • Screen may look distorted

You can see some examples and find a fix here...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Zenith R50W46... | Answered on Apr 30, 2011


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.


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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.

Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.

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TV set after fluid change

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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

Zenith R50W46... | Answered on Jan 20, 2011


1. Wet a soft cloth in a mixture of lukewarm water and a little fabric softener or dish washing
detergent. Wring the cloth until it's almost dry, and then use it to wipe the screen.
2. Make sure the excess water is off the screen, and then let it air-dry before you
turn on your TV.

I copied this directly from the manual for the TV for you.

Zenith R50W46... | Answered on Jan 17, 2011


There is a manual here. http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/99108122-zenith-r50w46-r57w46-service-manual. It requires payment, but most service manuals do. I've purchased several from this site with no trouble.



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Zenith R50W46... | Answered on Jan 08, 2011


HERE is what you are looking for I presume.......DVI to Component correct??? if this is not it, pls be more specific in regards to the connection on the converter box.....'

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Zenith R50W46... | Answered on Dec 19, 2010


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 photos of convergence problems



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9e1b49a.pngCONVERGENCE SOLUTION

You can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya - CLICK HERE

Zenith R50W46... | Answered on Aug 28, 2010


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 photos of convergence problems



fbd5822.jpg

a06799d.jpg


9e1b49a.pngCONVERGENCE SOLUTION

You can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya - CLICK HERE

Zenith R50W46... | Answered on Aug 28, 2010


Just the name, Sanyo quit making the STK series several years ago Sanken, Toshiba and Mitsubishi all have good versions of the STK series.

Zenith R50W46... | Answered on Aug 26, 2010


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. To get fixed either call in a local TV repair company or goto sites such as Tv Repair Kits to get a repair kit with instructions. Here is there link.

http://www.tvrepairkits.com/xcart/home.php?partner=papa1dude

They have put together complete kits for most models that include the parts, step by step photo instructions, repair assistance, etc.

Zenith R50W46... | Answered on Jun 14, 2010


Your convergence IC's are out and this is why you can't use the auto or manual convergence. This type of repair done at a verified Zenith service shop most likely will run you $400.00 to $500.00 dollars. However, if you have some electronic skills and are familiar with soldering and de-soldering, you can do the repair yourself for around $85.00 to $100.00. You will need to buy a convergence repair kit which has all the parts you need and gives pretty straight forward instructions. Plus, if you run into trouble, they have online support. Here is the link for the convergence kit.

http://servicemanuals.vstore.ca/product_info.php/pName/zenith-r50w46-r57w46-convergence-repair-kit

This is not really a hard task to do. It usually takes about 2 to 3 hours from start to finish if you take your time and make sure you follow the instructions to the letter.

Again, if you don't have any sort of electronic skills, it is always better to have the unit serviced by a professional.

Good luck!

Zenith R50W46... | Answered on Apr 14, 2010

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