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RCA D52W136D blurry screen

Recently the screen started to go blurry, msaligned colors. It continued to worsen. Adjusting convergence helped a little only to misalign shortly after. The Picture has started to blink random hues of red, green, and Blue in the screen. The timing and color seem to be random. Convergence is still an option in the set-up menu which leads me to believe the fuse (referenced on this site many time) is fine.

Basically looking for a ballpark estimate would be. Had a repair guy scheduled to come out after the new year but don't want to pay the $105 charge to look at it if the repair is more than likely going to be more than $400. Thanks in advance.

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I can tell you how to Enter Service Mode this is for Tech Only--- you really do need print on your model so you dont change anything that would be wrong value,Have you pulled the front off of tv there is where your screen/focus control block is and ,was wondering can you go to menu and autoconverge ? If so ,then first try adjusting your drives on control block for the Red,Green,Blue. also check and make sure there is no fluild leaking from any of the tubes. let me know when you ck this,and what ever help you need.

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This is a rear view projection television. Inside is a projector with three lenses (red, green, blue). The projector only has a fixed number of hours in it's lifespan and then it dies. You either need to replace the bulbs, or replace the projector. Both options will most likely be more than $400.

Your technician shouldn't have to come out to your house. The back panel can be removed from the TV, and the entire projection unit slides out on rails. You can put that in a car and drive it wherever you want to get it repaired. That might save you some money.

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Common issue in this model---look to see if the option for convergence still appears in the menu---if not you have a bad part right at the flyback causing this---a kit of 3 parts is available (tvparts.com).

Set is also for this issue prone to bad solder connections at the flyback and right around it that will cause convergence issues.
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Projection TV sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the video to look normal. When its out of alignment the video will look 3D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the TV menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projection sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

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Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the settings menu then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move RED and BLUE in all directions - up, down, left, and right. And you should be able to get the grid straight.

If you can't move them in all directions or cant move them far enough your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

Note: If you TV has as flash focus or magic focus button only try pressing the button. If it fails to fix the convergence your need to fix it. See below for a fix

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You can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

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It sounds like your color processor may have gone bad or at least the circuitry connected to it. To solve this problem you will need a schematic, a digital storage oscilloscope, a signal generator, and a multimeter. Now if you don't know what these devices are and do not have a background in electronics, I would suggest that you take the TV set to a qualified TV repair person. I am not trying to put you down or anything its just that this problem requires that you open up the set and using the schematic trace down the signals that control the LCD screen and find out the condition of the signals that display green. Since green is the result of the algebraic addition of red and blue, you may have a problem in the circuitry that controls that function.

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I suspect that the convergence board may be defective. If the convergence was okay before and then went out, this is a fault and not an adjustment! Adjusting only compounds the fault.
Look up the Sanyo home page on the net, and get their tech support. You can order a new convergence board, and the service manual to start.

It may be more practical for you to let their authorized service rep service the set for you. It is possible that you start buying the parts, and end up needing to troubleshoot for more faults. You will need the proper tools and training to get involved in troubleshooting your set.

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