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Problems With RCA Television (Gray Screen)

Hello, I purchased an RCA Television (Model #F25645) a few years ago. Everytime I play a DVD, use my VCR, watch DirecTV, or play on my PS2, I get sound, but I always end up with a gray screen, not snowy, but gray. This just started happening about a week ago. Please help me correct this problem. Thank You, Mariah

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Re: Problems With RCA Television (Gray Screen)

Your problem is the old rca tuner sheild repair thingy. Its a simple but tricky repair where the tuner grounds around the tuner sheild and under the bottom of the tuner sheild has to be resoldered. Most repair shops in the states that i know of charge like 65 to 125 .00 to do this simple repair. Now if you know how to solder you can get this reapir mod from sams photo facts and do it your self but its really an involved thing if you dont know what your doing as some of the serface mounted parts look like a spec of dirt and i've seen a few peeps clean off those specs and ruin the whole set. Best for you to take this set in for a repair. Good luck

Posted on May 05, 2006

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This is commonly known as a vertical deflection problem. It cannot be fixed with an adjustment, but requires changing some electronic components. Namely the vertical output IC (integrated circuit) and in addition usually in this model a resistor which may appear to be burned.

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I've connected my new Sony Blue-Ray Disk Player to my RCA F25645 TV via the three (Red, White, Yellow) composite cables but the screen only says "unusable signal" and will not display the Blue...

The output from the blu-ray is probably component video, where the brightness, blue and red difference signals are the three outputs. Sounds like the TV only has composite video input so won't work. Check the manuals, if you can get a composite signal from the blu-ray then your TV will display it but not high definition. A HD LCD or plasma TV is needed to show the blu-ray films in high definition.

Jan 02, 2011 | RCA F25645 25" TV

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I've connected my new Sony Blue-Ray Disk Player to my RCA F25645 TV via the three (Red, White, Yellow) composite cables but the screen only says "unusable signal" and will not display the Blue...

There is no RGB connector input at the rear of your RCA tv. There is Video, Audio-L, Audio-R and S-video inputs. You won't get any response from your TV, if you connect the RGB connector to the above said audio video connections. You can connect the Blu-ray player with S-Video connector. After connecting it with specific S-Video cable to your TVs S-Video input and Blu-ray players' S-video output, assaign the input of your TV to S-Video, by going to its Menu, and sufing through it. OK.

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sometimes with rca you unplug then plug it back in
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Looks like a lightning bolt when I turn on the TV.

Unfortunately, this is what we call in the industry total meltdown due to merging circuitry. you will have to replace the entire circuit arrangement in this set. the audio ic's are probably the only components that are still operational. this repair will cost quite a bit to be honest. you may be better off purchasing a new set. sorry for the bad news there.

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My TV is completely dead, no power (F25645)

I would suggest buying a new power supply from ebay or other places.

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I just read this solution online a few minutes ago, so i don't know how accurate it is, but
someone was having problems viewing DVD. So maybe it will also work for your xbox.

And I quote:
VCR - tune TV to channel 91
DVD - tune TV to channel 92

Someone else posted if these didn't work, try channels 00 or 01.

Hope this helps.

Oct 12, 2008 | RCA F20352SF TV

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Indoor antenna problems

I don't know the menu system on your model, but you have to check that the tuner is in the proper mode. Also, some of the new TV set models cannot receive a standard analog TV signal from its tuner.

As for the distance from the transmitter sight, this depends mostly on the antenna quality, antenna location, the power output of the transmitter sight, compatiblity of the TV to the received signal, and also the capability of the TV's tuner.

Modern TV sets are really designed to be used with a satellite or cable TV box with their respective service.

Terrestrial TV is dying out, and in a matter of a number of years, it will be gone.

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RCA F32665 Shows only gray screen, sound works.

You have a problem in the video circuit. Any video that comes into the set is not getting to the picture tube. The menus come from the system control microprocessor. This shows that the input at the picture tube itself is working. Also you system control is working. The signal would have to be traced through the set to find out where the loss is originating. Stargazer

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This is a common problem and a local repair place shouldnt charge more then 90 to 125 bucks to repair. Its the tuner and tuner sheilds that need to be resoldered. Theres even an RCA service bulletin about this repair. At one time RCA was giving out rebate coupons if you had this repair done for future purchaces of RCA products but Im not sure if they still do this . Good Luck

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