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RCA D52W19 I Have a 2 yr old RCA, It has been in storage for the last 6 months not climate controlled and i live in Arizona. The TV worked great before storage when I took it out last week the picture came in mainly green with hints of blue and red barley could make out what was on the screen. Local repair shop looked at for approx 15 seconds and said it was a convergence problem( chip ?)and quoted me 695.00 another shop said they could fix it for around 375.00 with out even looking at it just by the same description i am giving here, wondering if you could give me any insight on problem or a realistic cost i should expect to pay thank you

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Well we got a "toston"(plantain) (as we say in my town) here, in one hand, I can give you a tip, but in other hand, I can give you a warning,,,first look for a tech to do this, Unplug the tv, remove the back cover, remove the crt borard( the one in the neck of the picture tube) clean all contact there, and put it back and check, if this dont solve your problem, then go with the cheap repair, dont go with the 695.00, that one dosent know whats happen and ask for the maximun, ah, and is true you most have capacitors problem....good luck even when a tv is unplug there could be dangerous higth voltage in it....

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Very hard call. But if you didnt use it for a while, theres most likly bad or dried up capacitors in this TV. If a shop did see the oicture and they thought the convergence was out on it, then it probably is BUT 695.00 is a total rip off and if this shop is an authorized repair shop for RCA they should be reported to the company!!! I would go with the lower of the two estamates and go from there. Good Luck

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