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Rca d52w23 i have shadows, none of the menu convergence will work. i know there is a grid to realign but i am unsure how to get to it, menu+power,ect. any help would be great. i have a rca model d52w23

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If u press menu on remote control and scroll down to set up , press ok and see convergance as an option choose it and adjust convergance.(lines up your colors) if u do this and convergance does not even show on your menu at all anywhere! like mine, then u have an open fuse for convergance board. mine is going to shop for this today.

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convergence issue. Press menu and then scroll down to the setup option enter setup and scroll to Autoconvergence and activate the auto convergence feature that will realign the convergence . If that doesnt correct the issue you will need a Convergence power board, If the auto convergence feature is missing from the setup menu then you need the convergence option missing repair kit. Both the board and the repair kit are available from

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The tv have a problems known as a convergence problems,it dead.The tv colors lines R,G,B mis alignments,have colors shadow pictures or 3D pictures look alike?The tv convergence board have dead 2 STK convergence ICS and some or all of it resistors too.These parts on the tv convergence board,must be replaced to solved the tv pictures convergence problems.The shop,will cost u like $300-350 for parts and labors.

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How do I access RCA HDTV D52W23 Service Menu?

Shut unit off. Wait 10 to 15 seconds then press and hold volume down and channel down together for 10 to 15 seconds. This will get you into the service menu.

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The convergance menue is gone. I need to adjust the convergance badly but it is no longer in the menu

You need to resolder the flyback transformer and replace fuse FL221 off pin 11 of the flyback transformer. The convergence power supply is not coming on so system control thinks a convergence circuit is not installed.

Oct 16, 2009 | RCA D52W23 52" HDTV CRT TV

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Convergence problem

Did you replace the convergence power supply board, or the Convergence board?

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53inch RCA big screen tv , double asked me Is the convergence adjustment option still listed on the on screen menu or has it disappeared? Thats a very easy chassis to repair so let me know if...

Just press menu and then scroll down to settings and then under settings menu you should be able to see convergence. If not its disappaeared and thats a easy an inexspensive repair.

Jun 14, 2009 | RCA D52W23 52" HDTV CRT TV

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I think that is the tv, it is HDTV. The convergence is off, and I can't find convergence on the menu. please help!

yesn However if your convergence has disappeared from the menu. et me know and I will assist you its a easy repair and parts with instructions will cost about 12.00

Apr 22, 2009 | RCA D52W23 52" HDTV CRT TV

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Distorted picture

Projection TV sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the video to look normal. When its out of alignment the video will look 3D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the TV menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projeciton sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Common Symptoms include....
  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some photos of convergence problems.



Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the settings menu then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move RED and BLUE in all directions - up, down, left, and right. And you should be able to get the grid straight.

If you can't move them in all directions or cant move them far enough your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

Note: If you TV has as flash focus or magic focus button only try pressing the button. If it fails to fix the convergence your need to fix it. See below for a fix


You will need to replace the convergence chips and possibly some convergence resistors and pico fuses.
This is a a fairly easy DIY job if you are handy and can follow directions. You can get complete repair kits from or click here. They have put together DIY repair kits that include the OEM parts and step by step photo instructions for each repair. If you are not handy or can't follow directions we would suggest calling a shop.

Mar 26, 2009 | RCA D52W23 52" HDTV CRT TV

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Go to menu then setup if you do not see convergence on menu then FL231 is open replace it then do auto convergence.

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Convergence problem on rca model d52w23

Replace convergence board or repair it. Try this with TV off Press and hold vol-and ch- at same time hold untill set comes on Now you should be in service menu Go to convergence Adjust the 16x9 mode.

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