I there a service mode for RCA 32V430T 32? The screen looks like an hourglass. Could this be a pincushion chip or adjustment? The TV is about 2 years old and while I dont want to spend alot of time fixing it I am not crazy about trashing it without trying. Thanks.
1997 RCA ColorTrak Plus F32632SB the picture just changed to an hour glass figure. How do I fix this? Thanks.
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Sorry Ginko, but a convergence problem would have the curves down from the top and up from the bottom. The hourglass shape is a pincushion problem. This can be as simple as a bad capacitor in the pincushion circuit.
Could you please confirm the model number so I can look up the probable part?
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You will need the remote control. On an RCA remote you press the info button. If you are using another brand universal remote and it is fully integrated with this television you might find a display button to press to remove component from the screen.
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It sounds like your TV has a Pincushion problem based on your post/description.
There is a big chance that this is just a colder solder/loose connection but of course an on-site diagnosis would be better.
Since this involve opening the unit and working on the electronics inside, I would suggest that you seek the services of a qualified TV professional.
Generally,pincushion may be driven by a chip or
IC,but pin out is normally a durable xistor.
Servicer adjustments are minor for pin correction.Go to pin out circuit & measure voltages.Get back to me on your findings.