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TV has alittle dark haze,not bad,9inchs in from side,top to Bott

My RCA HDTV - 61 inch has been working fine,only replaced the lamp bulb only 1 time, My tv is still fine, but it has a dark haze on one side
about 9 inches in from top to bottom,not bad,like it was a glare or shadow
.....looking at TV on right side

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  • jt9565 Mar 16, 2009

    My tv looks like there's something hanging down inside the box itself, getting in the way of the picture in the upper left hand corner of the screen. It doesn't block the picture, it just looks like a shadow on the screen. I'm thinking it's a liner from the top of the box itself or a wire in the projection area, perhaps between the lamp and the mirrors? I'm thinking of taking the thing apart to take a look.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    I also have the same exact problem, I took the entire unit apart today cleaned everything but still have a square edge shadow on the upper left side of the picture. I am now trying to locate a color wheel, which is extremely noisy, pulled the colore wheel apart oiled the motor and it only reduced the noise marginally. The issue is the bearings are bad because of an unbalanced color wheel disk, which appears to glued together.... hihi

  • sue2in2000 Apr 08, 2009

    My dark haze is on the right side, from top to bottom. Not sure when it started because at first I thought it was glare from the window. The lamp was replaced once a while ago. There is no noise anymore. Would love to get rid of this shadow!

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Probably the light tunnel. The tunnel is a square tube made up of 4 mirrors glued together.

It looks like this from the side: |_| (with a piece on top too.)
When the glue breaks down, it shifts inside the little mirror holder. The shifted mirrors looks like this /_/ what you are seeing is the shadow of the tilted mirror tunnel.
ON the RCA's there's not a good fix.

RCA's response:
"Ok, well sadly they do not offer the light tunnel anymore, which is what you need. Sadly you would be rendered to get a whole new light engine assembly. That would be the D.N.D module, light tunnel,color wheel,optic spanner, and oci. mirror. Your best bet would be to search ebayTV has alittle dark haze,not bad,9inchs in from si - 2_bing.gif for a broken engine and replace it that ways."

That is the ONLY response I got from them.

I took the set apart and found the 4 tiny mirrors. I will be attempting to epoxy them together. (The set is dead anyway, why not try?)

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