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GE 52 " rearprojection flat screen picture bowing 3d effect

I have had this tv for a few years and just up untill a few weeks ago was working fine.Then about 2 or 3 weeks ago it started to everyonce and a while bow in from the top and bottom .It has no pattern seems to work fine for a while then today it bowed while i was watching tv shut off then when it turned back on it had that 3-D effect with the top and bottom of the screen bowed in .Please help me I am pretty handy when it comes to this stuff unless its complicated can this be a home repair or should a pro do it?

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  • henson_892 May 17, 2009

    it was just fine when i went down stairs and now it is an on and off type thing it runs good then it bowes you turn it off for a few and tunr it back on some times it stays like that and some times it comes back is this still the same problem that can be fixed with these parts and thanks for getting back to me so fast

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Thats usually a very easy repair by replacing FL231, DL231 and CL230 total parts are about 11.00 at the following link and they provide free instructions. The components are all listed under RCA parts category.
http://servicemanuals.vstore.ca/

Posted on May 16, 2009

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    Sonny Berry May 17, 2009

    yes the components listed should repair your symptoms as long as your model is the D52GW12

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