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Picture Problem The top 2/3rd of the screen is black with distorted lines. Next is part of the actual picture in a 2-3 inch line across the screen, then the rest is the black distorted lines. The entire screen flashes and fluctuates and the picture changes on the screen. Purchased the TV in Apr. 03. It first did this at the beginning of last year for a couple of days, then worked fine until now.

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  • dreefer Feb 28, 2009

    exact same as the first post my tv is only using about 1/3 of the screen to show the picture. I think I can fix it with some more detail in the answer. please help if you can!

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This is a problem (one of several) caused by poor solder connections on the circuit board. RCA uses the metal shield can surrounding the tuner circuitry (the area where the cable connector is located) to provide several ground connections. Many of these connections go bad (cracks form) and the missing ground connections cause the "picture shrinking" you see. Other problems are loss of tuning, set that intermittently turns off or on by itself, set that won't turn on at all, and even more.

The repair involves removing the circuit board and flipping it over so you can remove a metal cover on the bottom, repairing the several (many) affected connections, and then reassembling. This is a relatively easy repair for someone with soldering experience and the right tools (both a high-heat soldering gun and a low-heat iron are needed). But because of the fragile circuit traces in the repair area it is possible to do more harm than good if you don't know what you're doing.

RCA produced a service bulletin several years back detailing the areas to be repaired (although they still refused to admit they just hadn't soldered the places adequately to begin with). I'm not home now so I can't check my files but I'll see if I can find a link and add a comment later. When I was in the service business we charged around $60 for the repair. You might want to get an estimate from a shop (they should already be familiar with this trouble). Or if you're looking for a reason to buy a new set, try the repair yourself. If you're successful you've saved yourself the money. If not, it wasn't working anyway!

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