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RCA model HD 52W59 rear projection TV

Top and bottom of picture is bowed.images are doubled and letters are red/blue green not aligned.I think its a convergence problem >I wass logged into you pay sit but got disconnected larry

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Appreciate the direct "Ask Me" and your understanding. Again our apologies for any inconvenience due to the disconnection.

With your indulgence, to your concern:

  • Ifno amount of adjustment could align/merge the images, then it would besafe to assume that the convergence amplifiers are faulty.Additionally, the bowed effect strengthens the likelihood of faultyconvergence board.
  • This is a known common repair, so much sothat most owners are performing DIYs (do-it-yourself) for those unitsno longer under warranty. Should you consider the DIY, then pls findbelow specifics which may be helpful otherwise pls bear in mind that ifthe unit is still under warranty, a DIY could and would void saidwarranty. Your choice then of course, warranty repair or DIY.
To the actual repair:
  • Boardreplacement - by far the fastest, the easiest. As the term/nameimplies, identify/remove the erring board, seek/order a replacement,swap, align and the jobs is done.
  • Component level - thecomponents within the board are tested using a DVM or a VOM, thedefective parts identified, order a repair kit, desolder the defectivecomponents, replace them with the new components from the kit, cleanthe solder work on the underside of the PCB (printed circuit board),reassemble, align and the work is completed.
Should you consider board replacement:
  • Initially, pls determine the suffix (if there is) of your model HD52W59, something like YX22;
  • Pls goto;
  • pls click on the "CATALOG" button top near left;
  • in the "search for:", pls select Model Number;
  • in the next (right) box, enter HD52W59 plus the YX?? and click on the Search button;
  • on the next page, click on the model number on the left to confirm;
  • in the "Enter Description..." box, pls type "conv" less the quotes and click on Submit button;
  • you would be interested with the Convergence Amp board;
  • Alternately,you can call Tritronics for a 24 hr order. Pls get numbers to theiroffice nearest you from
Should you consider component level repair:
  • Plscontact Slinteriors @ They sell arepair kit that includes the 2 STK 392-??? ICs, resistors and picofuses.
  • Additionally or more importantly, they supply them as a completekit PLUS an illustrated instruction sheet detailing the repairprocedures.
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

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    Louie Role Dec 17, 2008

    Appreciate the rating. I f I may ask a request, would you be kind enough to change the rating on the Live Session here.?

    Many thanks in advance.



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