Question about RCA D52W20 52" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
RCA HAD A CERTAIN MODEL SERIES THAT HAD A REALLY BAD DESIGN,,IT SEEMS THAT SOLDER CONNECTIONS STARTED BREAKING LOOSE AND DEPENDING WHERE THEY CAME LOOSE,,YOU WOULD HAVE PROBLEMS IN THAT CERTAIN CIRCUIT..TO DETERMINE IF YOU HAS THAT SERIES,,WE WOULD NEED THE CHASSIS # ON THE BACK...
IF THE CONNECTIONS CAME LOOSE IN THE VERTICAL CIRCUIT--THE PICTURE WOULD CLOSE UP ,,IF IN THE TUNER SECTION--YOU WOULD LOOSE CHANNELS ,,IF IT WAS IN THE AUDIO SECTION--YOU WOULD GET CRACKLYN SOUND OR NO SOUND
ONE THING YOU CAN TRY--PUT IT BACK IN THE TV MODE,,GENTLY TAP ON THE CABLE CONNECTOR IN THE BACK OF THE SET AND SEE IF IT CLEARS UP,,IF SO YOU HAVE THE CONNECTION ISSUE--WILL NEED A TECH..GOOD LUCK ..TUNICA
Posted on Nov 01, 2008
The PS suggestion is likely on the money.
You have a couple of choices-
- Buy a new board from RCA
- Buy a used or repaired board; one source is:
Jimmy's Parts (~40-60% of new)
Finally, the failure is often only electrolytic capacitors that were bought from the lowest bidder.
There are probably 1-2 dozen parts which will cost (if buying according to my guidance) under $20 US.
There will be a couple of larger parts rated at ~ 200 VDC and 200-400 uFd and these seldom fail since they see only low frequencies. If those have bulging tops or some deposits surrounding them, they too have failed.
Many of the rest of the capacitors are exposed to high frequencies which chemical (electrolytic) capacitors really hate and must be far better constructed than the previously mentioned two larger ones.
If you choose to DIY, you will need a better soldering iron or risk damaging the board. You can buy these direct from China or locally and add 20-50% to the prices at the site below;
I wouldn't buy the cheapest; your board may not be irreplaceable but don't waste your time and money.
You will also need something to remove the solder from the parts' leads or again, risk damaging the board. There is solder 'wick' which works well with some practice, and solder vacuums here:
DealExtreme (solder removal)
If you have never done any board repair, dig out that ? that you just couldn't throw away although it is sick or you haven't used it for three years, disassemble it and practice on those parts and boards.
I suggest instead of spending a couple hundred dollars on a capacitance meter with other functions you don't understand, you just might 'shotgun' the board and replace all except those mentioned two.
I recommend Mouser.com and have used them for business and private stuff for several decades. Their prices are fair, shipping at cost, no handling charges.
When looking for your parts, you will find a selection of different prices and don't pick the lowest; look for:
- Low ESR - For switched mode service (or 'higher frequencies')
The parts that have likely failed WEREN'T rated that way and have died because of it. A new supply from RCA will have the same garbage parts as the sick one and will fail in ~ the same number of hours.
There are ways to prevent even cheap parts from failing but still add to cost so I am the only one on earth who does this unless the device is 'hi-rel' and cost 50 times what it should since the taxpayer is stuck with the extra cost.
Posted on May 13, 2011
SOURCE: RCA 52" rear projection tv
This could literally be anything. I have a tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r6396176-projection_tv_troubleshooting which will help you isolate the problem and tells you where to get the parts.
Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating.
Posted on May 23, 2011
The ticking sound is almost always caused by the Flyback and Hot transistor. It could be other items also located on the deflection board but flyback is most likliest. You can get a replacement flyback and Hot tarnsistor from www.tvrepairworld.com
Posted on Jul 07, 2011
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