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Shrinking Picture RCA HD61LPW42 has a dark area in the upper left side of the screen and there seems to be a shrinking of the picture on the right side leaving a verticle line at the right screen edge. Picture is also not quite as bright as it used to be.

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Re: Shrinking Picture

Triangular shadow in the left corner is a light engine problem,,, not available!!!! This unit can be repaired by Electronic Services in Fort Smith AR. (479 7835930) if you can remove it and ship it to them..

Posted on Mar 21, 2007

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Re: Shrinking Picture

Sounds like your main power supplyis going bad . It supose to be 130 dc but I'll bet its down to around 90 to 100 volts!!! its probably the main filter cap or the regulator IC . hard to say without measureing the b+ good luck

Posted on May 01, 2006

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