Question about RCA HD52W56 52" Rear Projection HDTV

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I have a hd52w56 52in rear projection tv. my picture will not align. the screen shows 3 bands of color (red, green, and blue). i looks like it could be a 3D picture. how can i fix this issue?

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  • g19marsha Apr 23, 2009

    there is no covergence setting. also had the wrong model number, my tv is a r52wh77. i see in the manual there should be a convergence setting but theres not, i've tried every possible option from the menu screen.

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You must align the color lamps - it is called setting the Convergence.
Check your owners manual for the steps for your particular model.
Do you have your owners manual?
if not... please reply by using the "continue with this expert" option so we are re-connected.

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    blueextc3221 Apr 23, 2009

    go to setup, scroll down to convergence, and choose auto convergence

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    blueextc3221 Apr 23, 2009

    CLICK HERE for your manual in PDF format

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    blueextc3221 Apr 23, 2009

    (page 44 of the manual)



    Go to the main setup menu

    choose option #1 - Picture quality

    Highlight Convergence and press OK

    Manually go through the setup to align the colors.



    Directly from page 47....



    The Convergence feature lets you adjust the TV’s three tubes. When the TV tubes’

    images are precisely aligned, they create the color images you see on the screen.

    Over time, the picture can drift out of alignment (this is normal). If your picture

    seems fuzzy or has a yellow tint, using Convergence could correct this

    misalignment. Only one convergence is needed for all inputs, regardless of the

    signal format.

    Note:
    Make sure the TV has been on for at least 30 minutes (TV needs to

    warm up for best results) before starting Auto Converge or Red/Blue

    Centering.

    When you select the Convergence feature, a submenu appears with three options:

    Auto Converge
    Automatically aligns the projection lenses to self-correct

    color images. You’ll see flashing squares of color dance across the screen

    (this is normal).

    Note:
    After performing auto convergence, use the Blue Centering and

    Red Centering menus to fine tune convergence in the center of the

    screen, if necessary.

    Blue Centering
    Aligns the blue and green images to fine-tune the

    picture.

    Red Centering
    Aligns the red and green images to fine-tune the picture.

    Note:
    The ability to change channels is disabled when adjusting the

    convergence options. The TV must be tuned to a usable signal to

    converge the picture.





    If you require more clarification about this question - use the "continue with this expert" option... however this will fix your color issues.



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    blueextc3221 Apr 23, 2009

    Oh - ok... if thats the case there is a blown fuse that is pretty easy to get to.



    Try looking at the main board very near the flyback and you should see 3 fuse links (they look like hard capacitors) one of them is probably open causing lack or power to the convergence board by way of the ribbon seated close to the vertical output IC



    I believe the fuse is designated FL231 on the F/B board.



    Kinda hard to get.... rca part number 259213 .4 amp. The reason this blows is there is bad solder connections on the flyback. so when you replace this fuse you have to resolder these connections. so if you know how to solder and can find this fuse on the main board it is a fast and easy repair.



    Here are exact instructions....



    FL231. FUSE.... The RCA ITC22 chasis has a common problem. and it not all that difficult to repair. Does your rca projection tv have read blue and green shadows? Does it have bowing in affect on the top and bottom of picture? when you turn it on does some thin red green and blue line bow in from the top then go away. The main question to determine if you have the fl231 fuse problem is if you go into customer menu then setup do you have the "CONVERGENCE' option. If you do not. then i suspect you have this problem. In the manufactering of these sets Lead free solder is used. now there is great debate over the use of lead free. connection tend to be more brittle. cracks develop around the solder connections of the high voltage flyback transformer. this very small crack set up oscillations in the cuicit with a 400 milliamp fuse. THis fuse cant take it. When this fuse blows the processor then does not know its a projection tv with three projection tubes. it thinks its a crt tube tv. and crt tube tv dont need "convergence" so it removes the convergence from the set.

    TO REPAIR... 1. Warning. this set can generate leathal dangerous voltages even unplug do not attempt if you have no experence with electronics.
    2. Remove the back. there a number of torx 20 screws.
    3. what you will see is a number of circit boards There will be one on the right and one on the left. the one on the right is the small signal board. the one on the left is called the power deflection board. it has a large black part with a big red or black wire coming from the top, this is the flyback.Next to the flyback on the right of it there will be three small rectangular componets tan or brown in color. these are fuses. the one in the middle is the fl231 fuse.
    4. getting to this fuse can be difficult. these two cuicit boards sit on a tray that is removable. to remove this tray it is pulled out and up. BUt watch the wires.loosen the wire tyes.
    5 when you get the tray up the bottom side of the board can be accessed
    you will now have to unsolder that fuse. one side of this fuse is under a plastic part of the tray. i have found the easest way is to cut away the plastic to get to it. if you dont want to do this you will have to remove the board. only remove half of the plastic brace
    6. REPLACE FUSE RCA PART 259213
    7 RESOLDER FLYBACK CONNECTIONS simply heat up and add a little solder
    8 reassemble set. make sure you examine the set for loose connections.
    9 and remember "BE Careful'



    NEVER OPEN BACK OF SET OR ATTEMPT ANY REPAIR WITHOUT FIRST UNPLUGING SET


    Very important..... Remember to solder the flyback connection. I have seen this set come back to the shop every time if i didnt resolder these connections!!




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