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Okay we put the last fuse in within an hour it blew. I asked my husband you did solder the fly back. He said yes. Okay, just because I myself don't have a clue what the fly back is. I'm assuming it's the two wires attached to the fuse? Okay, back to my problem. Last fuse blew so I mentioned someone else on this site jumped it so we tried that. Everything started working fine then about an 1 1/2 later we lost sound. So we unplugged for the night. So today we turned it back on picture still fine, sound was available. After about an hour the TV started shutting itself off and on. Something is over heating. I refuse to give up on this TV, we have to be doing something wrong.

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The flyback transformer is the large black component simalar looking to a disrtibitor of a car it has a large red wire coming out of top and a black wire. On the bottom of the board it has about 10 pins arranged in a circle. this is flyback is located adjacent to the fuse.

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I can't find auto converge choice in menu of rca 52" rear projection tv.model # R 52 WH 74.


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Convergance is off


I have an RCA 52” HDTV Model R52WM24 the other day it developed a convergence problem (The picture took on a 3D effect and it the screen had an hour glass type of shape)

This appears to be a common problem or a pattern failure.
I wanted to confirm that I did find the fuse p/n FL231 to be blown.
I think it said the RCA part # is 259213 and it is a 400 ma, 125V fuse, Looks like a square capacitor by the fly back xfmr.

I bought a generic part from Digi Key and it seems to be the identical replacement part to the fuse that was in the circuit.

The Digi-Key part is part # WK4440BK-ND (99 CENTS EACH).
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I am watching the TV right now for last 3 hours and it seems to be a good fix.
The fly back transformer solder connections looked good but it is recommended to re solder these part ( so I did).

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RCA HD52W59 APPEARS IN 3D, I DON'T KNOW WETHER TO REPLACE FUSES OR DO I NEED MORE TO FIX THE PROBLEM?????? PLEASE HELP ME!!! -MOTHER OF THREE


Hi, thank you for visit fix ya.
Common problem on this tv, Loose connections-and open fuse.
Re solder all connections around fly back, and replace a little fuse located beside fly back ( is a little brown box), you will See 3 fuses parallel beside fly back; replace fuse 400ma.
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Hd52w59 - Me again....


sorry havent got back got some personal issue going on. So its cycling off. my fist instinct is to check the ribbion cables that go between boards. and most connectors. theres a cable that runs from the back green booard to the front center crt board in the front. this could be a problem. does the set make any noises?

Dec 28, 2008 | RCA HD52W59 HDTV Projection Television

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Me again TV is driving me crazy....


Ok let see what we can do. These rca can be trouble. Im a technician and i see these alot. I guess that a good recomendation for these set LOL. First question. I take it you had the FL231 fuse problem... YOu replaced the fuse did you do the most important step. RESOLDER the flyback connections. i beleve that is step 7 in the instruction. this is the main reson this fuse blows. i have run into only one other case ...out of the hundreds of fuses i have replaced where the small signal cuircit board cause it to blow. but like i said very rare. i used to just put that fuse in and not resolder... it would come back to me within a day. LEt me know what happens

Dec 06, 2008 | RCA HD52W59 HDTV Projection Television

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HD52W59 Convergence problem


DId you solder the flyback transformer connections..... This is the main reason these fuses fail. THe flyback is the big black component next to the fuse. poor solder connection cause oscillations.. this fuse is only .4 amps whish dosent stand up to that well.. resolder these pins on the flyback.... the first time i replaced this fuse i failed to solder played well for 2 days then came back blown again

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