Question about RCA F32668 32" TV

1 Answer

TV Repair When I turn on the television its fine for about 1 minute and then the picture shrinks (kind of looks like you're watching the widescreen version of a movie) and then there is a line that goes through the picure as if it's divided the picture in half.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 790 Answers
Re: TV Repair

Check the vertical section thats small parts like resistor 19k or 22k that all resistor is change value or check all the small capacitor around the vertical section.

Posted on Sep 06, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Picture is only in middle of screen, top and bottom of screen is blacked out

If you are watching widescreen format movie or tv programming on a non-widescreen tv, that is how it will appear. The widescreen is a wider picture so to show it on a less wide screen, it has to shrink down to fit. and leave blank space top and botton.

If not, sorry.

Sep 12, 2009 | Toshiba 36A40 36" TV

1 Answer

Ilo tv stuck in widescreen


Oct 22, 2008 | Standard (CRT) Televisions

2 Answers

Picture is too wide for the screen can`t see all info on program guide on left side

you are viewing in16:9 ratio (widescreen) and your tv is 4:3 you need to change your picture settings in the tv menu

Aug 29, 2008 | Sylvania SRT2232S 32" TV

1 Answer

After a few minutes picture shrinks to single line on screen and then powers off

Since the set works initially, there are likely poor solder connections at the vertical IC. If this is not addressed soon, the IC will fail and need to be replaced. The vertical IC is a small flat IC with about 11 pins or so that may be marked LA7837 or something similar. Try resoldering the pins first. If that fails to resolve the problem, replace teh IC. Feel free to post the marking here so I can verify you have the correct one.


Jul 30, 2008 | Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-32FS120 32" TV

2 Answers

Bad picture on Toshiba

this is a malfunction vertical deflection block of your TV-set .please contact the nearest repair not turn it on until then,please.

Apr 17, 2008 | Toshiba 36A40 36" TV

1 Answer

Black screen and no sound

I realized that there is a 90 day warrantee on parts and a 30 day limited warrantee on labor for the  repairs that were done. As I stated, the original problem was the picture shrinking after a few minutes of the set being on. The repair firm took my control board with them. When they came back to install the repaired control board in my set there was a load spark during the installation, after which I had a black screen and no sound.  The repair firm took my set them and installed a "CAP Kit", a STRM6511, and a "D1881". The set worked perfectly until two days ago.
I called the repair firm an they are coming out this Thursday to check out my TV.   I am hoping the problem is related to the failure of one of the parts installed to fix a similar problem which occurred after the sparking incident.

Mar 31, 2008 | Mitsubishi CS-40505 TV

1 Answer


In electronics dust has nothing to do. cleaning will not solve your problem your problem is due to trouble in vertical section. mostly it is due to electrolytic capacitor in vertical section is is common problem. also check supply to vertical section. "THE SCREEN SHRINKS TOWARDS THE TOP OF THE SCREEN FOR A FEW SECONDS BEFORE THE PICTURE TURNS UPSIDEDOWN THEN TURNS BLACK." is called fold over. regards thanks

Sep 12, 2007 | Sony KV-32S42 32" TV

1 Answer

Sony Trinitron kv32fs16 picture shrinks

You have a bad solder connection in the vertical circuit. This will require you to resolder these bad connections before it blows out the vertical output IC or other parts in the circuit. Do this ASAP before you make a small repair into a large one. If you have no solid state printed circuit board experience, please play it safe and take the set into a pro to do this for you. Good Luck

Jun 28, 2007 | Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-29LS35 29" TV

1 Answer

Help please

I had the same issue. The screen would shrink and then expand over and over. After thrity minutes it would correct itself.

After a few months of doing this it just broke - no sound and no videe but the power light was still on.

I searched these forums but did not find clear instructions or kits on how to fix it. I gave up and called in a repair tech. He fixed my TV in less than 30 minutes.

To help others I documented the fix and created a repair kit and step by step quide on how to fix the problem. You can find it here.

May 13, 2007 | Philips 9P5031C TV

1 Answer

Picture cuts off and on

Sounds like you could have bad solder connections inside the tuner of that set.

Feb 10, 2007 | Memorex MT2245 TV

Not finding what you are looking for?
RCA F32668 32" TV Logo

Related Topics:

59 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top RCA Standard (CRT) Televisions Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

66623 Answers

John mullen

Level 2 Expert

229 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2963 Answers

Are you a RCA Standard (CRT) Television Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides