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RCA, CRT Projection TV, ITC222 chassis Faults - models D52W.., D40W.., D56W.., D61W..

RCA, CRT Projection TV, ITC222 chassis Faults - models D52W.., D40W.., D56W.., D61W..
· Symptom: No Convergence, Picture is bowed and distorted, colors don’t align.
The Fuse for the convergence power supply has blown
You'll also notice that the convergence settings have disappeared from the on screen menu. The fuse likely blew because of a fault on the convergence board. If you've never done soldering or dismantled a TV before this is probably not the best place to start. The back cover needs to be removed and the fuse (see picture) identified, the deflection/power supply board needs to be unplugged (label or mark all connectors beforehand) and flipped over and the fuse checked/replaced. You need a soldering iron and solder ****** or solder wick and a multi-meter to check the fuse. If you want to tackle it yourself see attached image for reference or get a quote from a repair shop (approx $200-$300 Total) the convergence board may also need repair.



  • Symptom: Dead Set - TV Tries to Start or intermittent dead.

The set could be in shut down mode due to a fault detected in the power supply, vertical or horizontal deflection circuits.
The common problems with this chassis that will cause a dead set or intermittent dead set symptom are, bad power supply capacitors, bad flyback, bad HV cap in horizontal output circuit and cold solders (on opposite side of board) especially under the flyback area. To gain access to replace any of these parts the back cover needs to be removed and the deflection/power supply board needs to be unplugged (label or mark all connectors beforehand) and flipped over.
These are only the most common problems and it could be any number of other faults.
If you have electronic (TV) repair experience check the items mentioned (see picture), otherwise it's best to seek a qualified RCA tech for an estimate/service call.

· Symptom: Erratic operation of set – turns off by self, the volume or channel changes by self or on screen menu appears intermittently.

Switches on the front panel assembly (FPA) problem.
What happens with this model is the FPA switches (one or more) start to conduct just as if someone was pressing the buttons. This in effect locks up the system control or causes it to initiate erratic commands.
The way to determine if the FPA is bad is to remove it by unplugging from set. This requires front panel disassembly.
Note: The remote will still work with the FPA removed so the set can be tested.

Hope this helped, johnnydiode, Fixya.

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The picture is getting weak can I buy a light for this model d52w


the dw52w20 is a CRT based projection tv ... it has a small very bright picture tube inside to produce the picture which is focused onto the large screen .. so there is no light bulb that can be changed ..there are several things that can cause the picture to become weak ... first, dust build up on the CRT (picture tube) and associiated lenses and mirrors will cause the proplem ... cleaning those will almost always help .. the dust will cause the picture to be weak and a bit fuzzy, sometimes cloudy ... next, because the CRT is driven so hard to produce the large 52 inch image then its life is not as long as normal picture tubes ...it will weaken with age ... your model has had some trouble with convergence .. thats where colors tend to seperate .. that was a good tv in its day and had wonderful capabilitys but now it cant compete with modern sets ... the new ones use less power and are much brighter but you will have trouble finding one with a better picture ... brighter yes ..sharper yes but there was a smoothness (dynamiic range) about the CRT type sets thats hard to beat... unfortunatly service bills for your set have been getting pretty high .. at times approaching the cost of a new set ... that and the fact that TV prices have dramatically come down, makes a fix or buy decision easier if its in the budget ... if you are really handy then you could clean the CRT, lenses and mirrors yourself but make sure its unplugged for an hour first ... there is very high voltage in there otherwise ..
here is a manual for your tv if you need it ...
http://tv.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/rca/d52w20.html

Apr 12, 2010 | RCA D52W20 52" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready...

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Here's all I find regarding bad convergence from the techrepairCD:
RCA ~ITC222 D52W20~Convergence bad~~~ITC222~Replace leaky DL032 on
deflection board~~~~~~

RCA~D52W20Y ATC221~Convergence goes out/bowed after on for a few
minutes~~~ATC221~Problem may be on the deflection board. Was unable to
pinpoint where in this case.~~~~~~

RCA~D52W20BYX1 ITC222~Convergence way off after replacing small signal
board~EEPROMS were transferred over to new board~~~IK210 was
defective..transfer the new EEPROM back over.~Remember on these
sets*when replacing the SSB* if there is a small P on corner of
screen*hold volume on remote for 8 seconds after it reaches minimum.~~~~~

RCA~D52W20BYX1 ITC222~Can not align blue convergence* bottom really
bowed* possibly either color after replacing SSB.(Or no auto
convergence.~(Service menu: turn power off for 30 seconds* press vol dn
and ch dn* simultaneously for 8 seconds* set turns on with service menu
options)~~ITC222~In service menu* select convergence. If sensor
calibration was performed when convergence was too far off* it will not
alighn.~Get crosshatch with straight lines* perform sensor calibration*
then attempt convergence alignment again. Be sure to store settings*
then do sensor calibration again.~You must get a green flash of the
screen after sensor cal and a check in the box. RED flash indicated
convergence settings are too far off~~~~

RCA~D52W20BYX1 ITC222~no convergence correction~~~ITC222~LP650
(259271) DP670 (259246) & RP632 (259564) 4.7 3W on convergence power
supply board~~~~~~

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Picture/color distorted


If the picture appears as 3D thats a simple and inexspensive repair. You can get the repair kit for your RCA Called "The ITC222 and ITC222A convergence option missing repair Kit" from www.tvrepairworld.com the kit contains the parts and the CD with detailed instructions.

Dec 25, 2009 | RCA D52W19 52" Rear Projection Television

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Same problem as above, picture bowed top and bottom, convergence


Projection sets have two very common problems outlined below.

The first common problem is convergence

These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. The TV can also shut down when the convergence starts to fail.

Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony, Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer, Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith, RCA and others.


You can more info and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from TV Repair Kits using the link at the end of this article.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped or bowed
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2 - Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

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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

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rca r52wh74 projection 52" tv


Convergence in this unit can be one of 3 possible boards. can you adjust any ...do the crosshairs move in customer setup convergence menu

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