Question about RCA P52960 52" Rear Projection Television

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Bowed Picture This unit has a bowed (up) picture at the top and bottom and the sides bow out.

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  • M.G. Carlton Oct 06, 2008

    Yes, this is an RCA P52960 and the chassis # is a PTK-195Y06B. Yes, please supply additional details and instructions. Thank You

  • kmasb Oct 14, 2008

    Bowed picture

  • digitaldvant Oct 21, 2008

    I have the same convergence problem...and I would LOVE to do this myself, as I can solder with the best of them. I have been using this t.v. for about 7 months now, and a relative used it since it was new. I got it with the convergence problem, but now out of nowhere I went to turn it on, there is nothing. I hear 3 high pitch squeals, and then nothing. I took the backing off to get to the chassis to hear where it is coming from, and it seems to be coming from a large white cylindrical part near the very front. As a matter of fact, I also noticed a large build up of dust, and what looked like burnt dust on the backing panel, which is right next to this large white part.I am wondering if this is the main fuse? PLEASE HELP>>>PLEASE....I really love this t.v., and if I can fix this AND the convergence board, I will be extremely grateful.

  • sendbrianmai Oct 24, 2008

    I have the same problem. Picture is bowed and the channel number is off the screen and all three colors.

  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2008

    yesterday i turned on my tv and the top and bottom are bowed in, and the sides are bowed out. it is model no.p52960, had no problems till today, would appreciate any help you can give me.

  • boodahful Nov 26, 2008

    hey guys my dad is having the same problem with his tv. how do i fix this for him? i basically need a break down in dummy words. like what does solder mean. sorry guys tvs are not my thing but i would love to fix this for him. its almost like the picture is too big for the screen so when you go to the main tv guide you cant even see the channel numer that the show is on. please help thanks

  • snowball0324 Dec 17, 2008

    the picture has a bow at the top and bottom how do i get rid of it please call me at 734 895 7871 thanks pat

  • randcross Dec 27, 2008

    Same problem here, can someone send me the info to make the repair myself. Thanx

  • Pat Morrison Jan 03, 2009

    I have the problem with a 2003 model and I need the IC/STK numbers since I don't have the tech data.

    This is RCA model P52960, Chas. PTK195Y06B


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This is a convergence problem. If you can solder, you should be able to repair this yourself. Please update this to confirm the model as P52960 and whether or not you wish to attempt the repair and I will supply additional details and instructions.


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