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RCA TV Model F36650

I have an RCA Entertainment series TV (model # F36650). The picture squeezes from the bottom up. This constantly changes to between 1/4 to 1/2 the screen. Also, the whole picture "giggles a little. What do you think can be wrong. Also, are there any adjustments I can make?? Thanks for your help.

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  • BigBadNumber Nov 28, 2008

    I am having the same issue as the prior post. Sometimes the screen is completely fine and the picture is great. Other times the screen jiggles on all channels and I get a 1/2" to 1" black border on the bottom of the screen. I have also noticed a borden beginning to appear on the sides when this happens - smaller at the top and much wider at the bottom of the screen. Could it be the picture tube going?

    I will add that I have had the TV about five years and this just started to happen within the last week. I just purchased a new plasma TV to replace it in the main room, but if this TV is fixable for a reasonable cost, I would consider having it repaired to use it elsewhere in the house.

    Hopefully someone has a solution.

  • cn63 Dec 02, 2008


    Thanks for your input. Can you go through the details of how I can repair this. Thanks, Con

  • cn63 Dec 02, 2008

    Thanks Dan,

    Looking forward to hearing from you. Con

  • BigBadNumber May 11, 2010

    Any idea what it would cost to have a TV repair guy fix this? I have a new plasma TV on the way (finally convinced the wife I "needed one as the old set was going" and I wasn't going to miss the chance to finally get one), but if this is fixable for a reasonable price, I'll get it repaired and put it in the basement.



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There are defective components in the vertical circuit. If you can solder and are comfortable working inside the set (there are dangerous high voltages present even when unplugged), you can fix this. Let me know and I'll provide additional details and instructions.


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  • ABRsvcs Dec 02, 2008

    I'll look up the details on this model. Assuming that the vertical IC needs to be replaced as well as capacitors in the same circuit (worst case), expect a parts cost in the $40 range.

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Bad electrolytics vert circuit. 

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