Question about RCA HD52W59 HDTV Projection Television

4 Answers

Service menu How do you get the service codes to get into the service menu in the tv to do the convergence. I had a power surge and the fuse blew and I replaced it and all I need to do is realign the blue and red again.

Posted by on

4 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: service menu

Turn television off and then hold ch - and vol - on the tv, not remote, for about 10 seconds and it will come back on with service menu up. There you can change alignment.

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 6 Answers
Re: service menu

1. TV turned on
2. Press and hold the 'Menu' button at the tv.
3. Press and release the 'Power' button.
4. Press and release the 'Vol up' button.
5. Release the 'Menu' button.
6. The initial security parameter displayed will be 'zero' Change this to '76'.
You are now in the Adjustment mode
7. Use the 'Channel up or down' to select parameter 'P'.
8. Write down the old value of the parameter before changing.
9. Use the 'Volume up or down' to change the parameter value.
10. When you have made all the adjustments you want turn the set off to exit.

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

Re: service menu

Htey will not align in the customer setup menu and I know how to use the service menus. all I need are the codes to get into the menus. Techs want to charge $300 to adjust the tv.

Posted on Apr 20, 2007

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,284 Answers
Re: service menu

You can align them in the customer setup menus. I wouldn't touch the service menu unless you know what you are doing.

Posted on Apr 19, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Colors are seperated on toshiba 50A61

Go into menu and with original remote call up convergence--either it has a problem(will not adjust) or you may with the remote be able to manually adjust the convergence back: sometimes if a power outage/surge it scrambles the convergence memory.

Aug 28, 2012 | Toshiba Projection Televisions

1 Answer

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

You have 3 pico fuses by your fly-back transformer. One of them blew that controls your convergence circuit. Your TV now thinks that it is a Basic CRT set with 1 tube. Find the bad fuse and replace with a 1/2 amp pico fuse, and re-solder all the pins of your fly-back transformer. Your menu should have the convergence option again.

Apr 27, 2011 | RCA HD52W59 HDTV Projection Television

1 Answer

Setting convergence using service mode on the tv.

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 projeciton sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Common Symptoms include....
  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some photos of convergence problems.



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


You will need to replace the convergence chips and possibly some convergence resistors and pico fuses.
This is a a fairly easy DIY job if you are handy and can follow directions. You can get complete repair kits from or click here. They have put together DIY repair kits that include the OEM parts and step by step photo instructions for each repair. If you are not handy or can't follow directions we would suggest calling a shop.

Nov 23, 2008 | RCA P46920BL 46" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Have a Toshiba MW24F11 combo tv. Near lightning strike through surge suppressor. Will not turn on. 6.3 amp fuse blown; replace, blew again. Next step, or start looking for replacement. Set is 25...

power surges generally damage diodes and capacitors causing the fuse to blow, any reputable tv shop can repair for a fraction of replacing this set.

Sep 15, 2008 | Projection Televisions

2 Answers

Double vision tv


Jun 17, 2008 | RCA D52W20 52" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready...

1 Answer

Power surge may have blown tv- Sony KP-46WT500- worth fixing?

Take a look at my post on Convergence IC replacement..Thank you GURU JAY

Feb 18, 2008 | Sony KP-46WT500 46" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Distorted picture

The T.V. has a problem on the convergence panel Bd. Check each of the resistors near each regulator transistor. You can send the panel to P.T.S. Electronics in Indiana for repair. Call 1-800-844-7871 and they can repair it for you.

Jan 03, 2008 | RCA P60921 60" Rear Projection Television

1 Answer

Fuse blew. Convergence messed up - No menu option. GE 46GW945

if you had a good pic before it went out then keep it but if you did not then toss it yes you have bad stk convergence ics this is not costly if you do the repair your self you might even have bad solder connections just look and see if your connections have small cracks in it then just solder your done good luck

Nov 15, 2007 | GE 46GW945 46" Rear Projection Television

2 Answers


Replace (2) STK392-150s these are your convergence ics.

Nov 12, 2007 | RCA P52928 52" Rear Projection Television

1 Answer

Convergence/menu problem

The convergence power supply has failed,replacing the 215530 reg.on this board will restore the convergence menu,this board is on the right side facing the back or the set mounted on the black plastic above the board with the 6 heat sinks on it

Mar 01, 2007 | RCA P52930BL 52" Rear Projection...

Not finding what you are looking for?
RCA HD52W59 HDTV Projection Television Logo

980 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top RCA Projection Televisions Experts

The Wyzzyrd

Level 2 Expert

83 Answers

D. E. Hev

Level 3 Expert

1059 Answers

Ron Dufek
Ron Dufek

Level 3 Expert

398 Answers

Are you a RCA Projection Television Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides