Question about RCA P56812BL 56" Rear Projection Television

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Lost the picture

I recently moved the TV to another room (it got bounced around a bit).  The picture was fine initially.  Over the course of one week, I lost the picture.  First, colored lines began showing up at the bottom of the screen.  Then it just disappeared.  Now all I have is three curved lines (red, blue, green) arcing across the screen from one bottom corner to the other.  The audio remains intact. 

If I need to access the software, I do not have any image making this rather difficult.  Any suggestions?  Thanks...

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  • mocygan Aug 19, 2008

    Have the same prob. with this Rca model P56812BL. My son brought it home from a neighbor who had it out on trash day. The power cord was cut. He re-wired power cord, plugged in and after pushing a few menu buttons (no remote) got a dvd working with a not bad pic. Didn't leave running for long. A few days later moved unit to his college apartment. Quite the ordeal, carried up 6 steps and slid down 8 steps. Hooked up to cable box in apt. and had a nice pic. When trying to move it closer to the wall the wiring pulled apart, sparked and tripped circuit. Started over, re-wiring power cord, plugged in, had a pic but lost it when trying to adjust color. (rainbow lines running across bottom of screen). Hit a bunch of buttons for a half hour until pic finally came back. Working again, he put a dvd in the PS2 which worked for a while but then back to the rainbow lines (still have audio). Couldn't get pic back. All reading I've been doing leads to convergence prob. which sounds like a $300-$400 MIN. fix. Obviously garbage picking college kid can't afford this and wasted a LOT of energy getting this thing into apt. Knew it was too good to be true! Long story but any chance of this being something fixable on a very limited budget. He and his brother were temporarily ecstatic at the thought of football Sunday on the big screen.



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