Proscan ps35653 chassis ctc169 picture to wide for screen
I have a Proscan ps 35653 with a ctc169 chassis. It was purchase sometime after 1994. About 9 months ago my 3 yr old was pushing the buttons on the front of the tv and the next thing the picture is to wide for the screen. So if you are watchhing a ballgame you can't see the score and time or if you are playing guitar hero with 2 players you can't see the keys on the edge. I can't seem to get it fixed and I can't figure out how to get in the service menu. Can you help?
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The ctc169 was the workhorse of the RCA line being used in over 300 models----sounds like a possible audio output circuit---a lot of parts are no longer available and I would be careful having a shop fix a set this old.
YOU "might" be able to get around this with a surround sound system used with a cable box.
These units are famous for high voltage/horizontal problems which could have affected the power supply. Parts are beggining to be no longer available for these sets. Have a shop give you an estimate before putting a lot of money in it. Thanks for using fixya.
This is probably a tv with the "ctc-169" chassis. The BEST modern chassis RCA built. I own 2 of them that I USE, one is a 32" CONSOLE, a lot like your 27" set the other is a projo. I would keep BOTH of them ANY day--over ANY of the cheap, unreliable, fragile flat--panel sets today!!
FIX your set!! If the picture was good--it still will be--these sets had GREAT tubes in them. Most likely--a power supply isue with a couple of caps in the power supply, perhaps the controller chip for the chopper transistor, nothing likely serious. Probably about 150 repair--or less.
If you look on the back of the set, there will be
a chasis # probably a CTC169 . These sets usually
need to have the power supply repaired. These are great sets and have an awesome picture. There is a
kit,I which is available to service technicians which will repair the power supply in most cases.
If you can find a good local technician , they should be able to repair this problem for approx
$125-150. if you have further questions pertaining to this set , I will be happy to advise you. I probably have repaired a coule hundred of these sets. This is one of the few old crt sets that are worth fixing. Scrivitron