Question about Televison & Video
First, take a look at the following web site information. Unfortunately, some RCA sets have manual convergence boards - which means you can do nothing but replace it and adjust the manual controls on the board itself.
But some of the newer ones (Maybe yours) can be accessed through the service mode. So, give it a try. I have also copied the part of the web site that gives the entry code to get into the service mode:
Read the _ SERVICE MODE WARNING _ before proceeding.
To enter service mode, push and hold the [Menu] button on the set. While holding, push and release the [Power] button, then the [Vol +] button.
You will now have some information on the screen: "P0 V0"
To actually be able to change these values, you must push [Vol +] on the remote so the information reads V76. Then pushing on the Channel +/- will change the "P" value.
P1 - 3 are error codes. If there is a problem with the set that can be self-diagnosed, the "V" will report the code. These codes are available in the RCA repair manual.
P4 - 7 control the horizontal size, shift, vertical size and shift.
You may also find a summary leaflet for the service tech clipped somewhere inside the chassis. The procedures for getting into the service mode, as well as the service items of interest will be there.
If you're attempting to adjust color or geometry errors, you'll need the Video Essentials DVD, Laser Disc or some other source of test material.
With luck, you MIGHT be able to adjust it back into better alignments.
If you end up needing service, the price of the convergence board - if you can get it from RCA Parts - should not be over $100, but I have not actually checked it lately - and it depends on the model.
The installation is quite time consuming, so it may take a couple of hours for a tech to install and align it.
I encourage you to look elsewhere the RCA web site has a link to authorized service centers; you might try that.
Wishing you the best,
Posted on May 18, 2009
On the convergence board there are two ICs .the number of the ICs are 392------ 100 or if the ICs are little bit latest the number will be 392------- 120.there are two such ICs on the convergence board.and both the ICs have to be replaced to resolve the problem.
you can get the ICs at
replace the ICs and it will start working.if not familiar with it then get it replaced by a technician.the cost of ICs is not more then $40 for both.
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Posted on Apr 26, 2009
Yes on the Fly back transformer solder all the pins , this can take care of about 90 present of the problems on the model.
The problem is with the convergence. If the focus did not correct the problem likely the convergence IC's have failed and will need to be replaced along with a few defective resistors. A TV repair company will normally charge about $350 for this repair. This is a very common problem with this TV set
. There could be other parts that are not within factory specs. The only way to be positive of the problem is to have the circuitry diagnosed by someone with the proper TV test equipment to determine what parts that are no longer within specs. A small TV repair shop will many times be less expensive than a large repair facility.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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