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First try a hard reset to see if that will unlock it. Unplug the power cord for 1 hour; the power

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Dec 02, 2012

ALL of you have a problem in power supply/deflection board 3 capacitors open located cp150 2200uf 16volt and two 220uf 35 volt, check them first then resolder around FBT other wise order new deflection board 125.00

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Dec 01, 2012

HV splitter and flyback are common failure items. Remove the HV lead from the HV splitter that comes from the flyback, Place that into a dry glass jar secured so it doesnt come out. Then try powering up the set if the set powers up without shutting down the splitter is bad.

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Nov 02, 2012

No schematics are to my knowledge available for this fine thompson product---those are all right next to the flyback--a kit will include the one that removes the convergence option from the menu--one of the cp parts and a diode and filter cap are involved.

got some description of what set is not doing?

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Oct 31, 2012

It can be replaced but average is over 100 dollars---if have a cable etc box with video outputs connect them to one of the rear audio video inputs and bypass the cable fitting----even if have to pay for a box that is cheaper than fixing the fitting (better picture and sound as well).

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Oct 30, 2012

Projection TV sets have two very common problems. One is convergence ( 3D/Warped video) the other is CRT fluid ( Dull Video). Below are more details for both items. Also, complete repair kits with instructions and repair support are avail from site such as www.TvRepairKits.com

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. The power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some pics of convergence problems.


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What you will need to do is convergence. You can get a repair kit from TvRepairKits.com . It includes replacement parts,step by step instructions, support, etc.

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.

TV set after fluid change



What you will need to do is replace the coolant and clean the crt. You can get a repair kit from TvRepairKits.com . It includes replacement coolant,step by step instructions, support, etc.

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Oct 09, 2012

If the colors are not lined up this is likely a convergence problem. You can get convergence repair kits from sites such as www.TvRepairKits.com

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Oct 09, 2012

Check the deflection board for bad or poor solder connections. Also check the ribbon connectors if they are not pluged in correctly this can cause lose of deflection. Resolder all the pinns on the FBT Flyback Transfomer

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Oct 09, 2012

I fixed mine by cleaning the projection lenses by removing the speaker cover, then removing the button peice.
There are 2 screws on the back on both sides and I think 3 in the front that need to come out. They are an allen key type 7/64". The button peice should pull forward and drop down.
Now you should be able to see the projectors. I used q-tips and alcohol to clean the dustr off of them. (I went over them with the power on so i could see if there was any streaking.)
After the lenses have been cleaned you should go to the auto convergence function in the setup menu.
You should have an awesome picture! Enjoy.

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Oct 08, 2012

unplug your satellite or cable box for 10 mins first, then look at where your cable screws in , theres a switch there...speakers on. if not check out http://www.shopjimmy.com/ and get some help from the techs

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Sep 09, 2012

if problem with the coax the cable company should be able to provide a box with audio/video outputs on the rear, you hook to the same on the rear of your set and bypass the problem.

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Sep 06, 2012

Replace cp120 & cp150 on the board to the left, known as the deflection power supply.

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Sep 03, 2012

convergence, if that item is no longer to be seen in the menu a protect part near the HV transformer is gone, set prone to a lot of bad connections also in that same area---if convergence no longer in menu they sell a 3 part kit for that on the internet, plus you would want to solder all the connections around the area as well.


RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Sep 03, 2012

If you are missing one of the colors but still have an image (red, green or blue). Real simple, turn on the TV and see if there are any colors missing from those. Most rear projections have a color bar you can put up or a converge feature which is used for aligning the colors for a clear picture.

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Aug 31, 2012

set is trying to come on but not making it.

Most common issues with this model are bad connections around the high voltage transformer or on that same board.

A few will also have the High Voltage splitter at the very front of the set behind the front grill fail---a faint arc when you try to turn on.

8_30_2012_2_57_40_pm.jpgHigh voltage transformer

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012

On this particular model when your convergence is out of alignment, and the auto convergence is suddenly missing from the TV's menu all together, there is a easy fix.

Diode on Main Power supply, Location dl321 and fuse at Location fl231.

This problem has a high failure rate.

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Aug 26, 2012

You will need its replacement parts. You should get it done by some authorized service center. Or find some chinese parts, it will be less expensive. But quality will differ.

Ford F150 Parts

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Aug 23, 2012

contact the store and explain that the rebuilt board is not the same have your model and chassis numbers on hand

RCA D52W20 52"... | Answered on Aug 15, 2012

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