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When I turn on my tv, I get a black screen that says unusable signal. I change the channel, same thing. I try to use the DVD player or another add on and it is still black. My TV is an RCA 37in flat s

When I turn on my tv, I get a black screen that says unusable signal. I change the channel, same thing. I try to use the DVD player or another add on and it is still black. My TV is an RCA 37in flat sceen tv. I have a RCA Scenium 52". When I turn on my tv and DirectTv, I also get a message saying "unusable signal". Any suggestions? Cant really afford to have a repairman at this time, hoping for a do it yourself fix. Thanks

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SOURCE: 61" RCA Projection TV, no picture, "unusable signal" message

Read the suggestion of unplugging the TV for at least 4 hours to re-set to factory specs and that took care of it!

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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SOURCE: l46wd22 rca 46" flat screen

ok....i know what is wrong with your set.. it is a small (very small micro fuse. rca has issued bulliten to service centers on the problem.. getting the fuse and describing where it is then soldering might be the difficult problem here.. but let me give it a try. it is located on the main signal board in a shelded covered board called the main signal board. The fuse, 1C33,is located approximately 2 inches behing the tuner The surface mounted part has various markings on
the original part from “105” to “F”
and is located below the board marking “7C32'
Replacement fuse #275819 can be placed directly over the top and soldered to the ends of the existing fuse
to lessen the chances of damaging the board traces.
all that being said.. this is some trick soldering.. and unless your a tech i would not recomend such a repair.. i cant speak for all shops but such a repair is not that difficult for most techs and cost about 125 to 200. So good luck and let me know how it go's or if i can give any more detailed info

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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SOURCE: rca scenium 52" has light bar area down each side

I take it that you have watched many hours of 4x3 video on this 16x9 TV . What you see is evidence of screen burn, like they used to warn about with the old "pong" type games with stationary objects. The 4x3 pattern is burned into the phosphor in the projection tubes. the area of the burned pattern is not as efficient as the unused areas that make up the 16x9. If you watch enough 16x9 it may even out somewhat, but will never be perfect. Replacing the tubes will fix it, but they're pricey, and you may be subject to it happening again, depending on your viewing habits.

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SOURCE: When I turn on my tv, I get a black screen that says unusable signal. I change the channel, same thing. I try to use the DVD player or another add on and it is still black. My TV is an RCA 37in flat s

Thank you ryolkowski!!!! We just tried your solution and MAN it worked like a damn. We were all ready to make a trip to the city to get a new tv, an expense we just didn't need right now. You made our day. I can't thank you enough. jabo

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SOURCE: my 52" RCA HDTV Flat Screen TV

replace the deflection board. Your model uses the ITC222A deflection PSB-260 You can get the replacement deflection board from www.tvrepairworld.com

Posted on Apr 13, 2010

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