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  • Debra try this to reset, do not use remote for this operation.
  • With the TV powered on complete the following steps:
  • Press and hold "Menu" button on the front of the TV
  • Press and release the "Power" button on the front of the TV.
  • Press and release the "Volume Down" button on the front of the TV.
  • This should bring up the service menu.
  • Using the buttons on the front of the TV, scroll down and select (Reset to Factory Defaults).
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RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Apr 27, 2016


Yes - it needs the special tuner to receive digital transmissions.

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Apr 08, 2016


if it is the chassis im think it is you will have to take the back off looking at the chassis the very front right corner there is a board apporx. 6in. long 2,3 in wide look at the fuse if it's blown take the small board out make sure set is unplugged it just clips in around the edges with plastic clips there are a set of diodes toward the opposite end they make check shorted if so replace there is a part number on the side of the diodes call some shops or go to fry's online maybe







if it is not blown there are 2 wire cable that comes from that board all the way up to another board called the deflection but the easiest way to check it is your board at eye level to the right those wires go there also a brown and green or blue wire to the top left hand corner of that board check with a volt meter on D/C setting for 300 to 340 volts if you have those volteges you could have a problem on the deflection board

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Nov 22, 2015


Just fixed it!!! Remove the back panel from the television, you will see a board where the input jacks are located. To the left you will notice a red power wire. Just up and to the right approx 7" or so you will see a [_] shaped metal shield surrounding a capacitor in the middle of it. The part # on the board is CP150. It is a green/gold 16v 2200uF capacitor. More than likely this capacitor is faulty. Run your finger over the top of the capacitor, if it is beveled rather than smooth you have a definite solution to your problem. You may need to remove the plastic piece that covers the transformer to the left of the capacitor to gain easy access. Good luck!!

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Sep 23, 2015


Power supply failure. Now a boat anchor.

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on May 07, 2015


I do wish i had more but one thing that will cause a problem like this is spraying air freshener or spray cleaners where the spray can get inside the back of the TV. It will also cause it to pop. Hope its this easy to fix for you, good luck.

spray the cleaning rag then wipe TV clean.

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Apr 19, 2015


There are several possibilities. This model is based on CRT (picture tube) technology, and has a high voltage circuit. This circuit consists of three heavy wires, one from the side of each picture tube (red, green and blue) going to a single connection block. There is another heavy wire from this to the high voltage transformer on one of the circuit boards.

First, unplug the set, and wait 20 minutes to make sure everything is cool and residual high voltage charge has drained away. Check the wires at the connection block to make sure they are not loose. There is usually some sort of retainer clip to lock the wires in place, make sure these are not broken or unlatched (sometimes they get brittle with heat and aging). Frequently these are covered with a thick layer of dust held on by electrostatic attraction; gently vacuum this off. If all looks good, plug in the set, and wait until it's dark outside. Turn on the set with the room lights off, and look at the high voltage parts. If you see a blue corona glow or sparking, that part has an insulation breakdown problem or a bad connection. It is normal to see an orange glow at the bottom of each picture tube, and you would also see the three colors of the picture coming out of the tops of the picture tube. WARNING: do not touch the interior of the set while it is on, especially not in the dark.

Another probable cause is a cracked solder connection on the power/deflection board (the one with the high voltage transformer on it). If the flickering is one color rather than white or a momentary darkening, the problem is in one picture tube circuit (yellow -> blue dropout; ->cyan -> red dropout; magenta -> green dropout). The picture tube circuit includes not only the high voltage (second anode) section, but also the picture tube drive connection on the base of the tube all the way back to the video processor and switching circuits.

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Apr 17, 2015


Have you taken the back off to see what is visible to you ? it could be a high voltage transformer or bad connections on the bottom of the SMPS deflection board being the board on the left looking in to the back of set. or a you should be able to see something burnt or a smell of the area some times helps to locate what you don't notice .
but most likely the problem in on that circuit board .

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Mar 05, 2015


Use the focus button.

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Feb 05, 2015


have you checked in your audio menu on the set to make sure the balance is not turned to one side . the next thing to check would be your input signal if your using av cables or HDMI port . if your using av cables try switching the red and white cable around and see if you have corrected your problem . if not then it starts to look as if its a TV problem you could ohm out the speakers there usually pretty tough but its not impossible to have one that failed . if the speakers check out ok then its going to be on the main board in the set and would require further trouble shooting to determine if the audio output iC has failed or where the problem is located on the board from a coupling cap to iC or associated components . but id check at the signal going in first and work my way back to isolate the problem .

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Jan 11, 2015


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if you remove the signal either being HDMI or Av Cables from the source are the bars still there ? if they are id suspect a signal board problem . if there not try unplugging your signal source for 5 min's and then do a restart if problem still exists then contact your service provider for further assistance .

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Jan 07, 2015

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