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RCA HD61LPW42YX2 TV has a triangular shadow in the upper left corner of screen, it has become larger over the past 3 weeks. I've read that other people have had this problem. Is it a color wheel problem or is it the light engine. I've contacted some repair shops and was told that the light engine was unavailable. I hope you can help, or anyone else who has resolved this same problem.

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I am an RCA tech and can tell you what your problem is. There in an appeture tunnel to the left of the color wheel. The light from the wheel passes thru this tunnel. The tunnel is made of 4 rectangular mirrors which are pieced together in a square. What happens is that the mirrors shift and instead of being square they become rectangular. The only way to fix this is to either replace the light engine of repair it. I take the engines apart and repair the mirrors, however I strongly advise against it because the entire engine must be taken apart to get to this tunnel. I guess this isn't the solution you wanted, but it may save you the money of buying unnessesary parts which you can't return and will have lost that money. If you go thru RCA service center, they can send your engine back to a repair center and rebuild it for you. Hope this helps you.

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