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My prob is with my RCA R52wh74 tv - i copied what someone else put cuz I have the same prob-The centering convergence works (red and blue, horizontal and vertical) and the picture it normal in the center, but the picture bows out increasingly as it approaches the edges and the colors move from alignment in proportion to the bow. It looks like a 3-D fish-eye effect. I took the back off and cant find the fuse or diode they mentioned in the fix -- is the any pictures to help me find the prob? Can some one walk me through it?

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you have lost convergence. First thing to check is to see if you are missing the convergence option in the customer setup menu. if you do not have this option then i suggest reading the article in the tips and tricks section entiltled "the fl231 fuse problem" this is a common and sometime easy repair if you do have it then you might need a convergence power board

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How do I adjust the convergence properties on an RCA rear projection tv?


Normally on the RCA rear projection TV's you would bring up your menu and choose the Setup menu, then press OK on the remote. That menu would then have Convergence as a choice. Once that was chosen the next menu would give you the choice of either letting the TV run it's own Autoconvergence program, or you would select either Red or Blue convergence.

Choosing Red Convergence would bring up a Yellow cross-hair in the middle of the screen. If the Convergence was not correct you would see separate Green and Red cross-hairs. Once they were perfectly aligned you would again see one Yellow cross-hair.

Choosing Blue Convergence would bring up a Blue cross-hair in the center of the screen. If the alignment was out you would see 2 Blue cross-hairs. Using the Up and Down and Left and Right cursor keys you would adjust the alignment until a single solid Blue cross-hair was in the center of the screen.

May 15, 2011 | RCA Televison & Video

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I have a 52" projection


Bad convergence. Possible bad convergence board(s), or bad connections at flyback on power board along with a little brown/orange fuse by the flyback.

Jan 17, 2011 | RCA HD52W56 52" Rear Projection HDTV

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Red blue green bowed looks like 3d no converg. menu.........


Your TV most likely has one or more possible problems.

Problem #1: Convergence Chip Failure ( common problem )

Here are some of the most common symptoms and example photos of a convergence problem
  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
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Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the tv settings then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.



You should be able to move them up, down, left, and right.

If you can't move them in all directions your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

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You need to replace the convergence chips and convergence resistors. Check the site www.TvRepairKits.com. They have put together a kits for most models. If you don't see a kit for your set send them a quick note and they will put one together for you. Their kits include a photo instruction guide, original OEM Sanyo STK chips, convergence resistors, pico fuses, etc.


Problem #2 CRT Fluid is Cloudy

Projection TV tubes have a liquid coolant that is used to keep them from overheating. After many years the coolant in the blue and green tubes will become cloudy and cause the screen to look dull, red/orange, etc. You may even see halos around images.

Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.

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TV set after fluid change

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What you will need to do is replace the coolant and clean the crt. You can get a repair kit from www.TvRepairKits.com that includes replacement coolant, photos. instructions, etc.

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RCA Model #R52Wh74 HDTV Rear Projection


Do you have the convergence option in the customer setup menu? IF YOU DO NOT consult the tips and tricks section of this website for the article ' "The fl231 fuse problem" If you do then it will need some more trouble shooting

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3D TV Blues, Greens, Red and a little yellow. RCA Modle # R52WH74


This is called convergence board failure. try to re calibrate the convergence. if the re calibration fails, this means your convergence board will need to be replaced or, rebuilt.

Feb 13, 2009 | RCA R52WH73 Projection Television

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Tv's green light comes on then off three times


On same Board that you replaced fuse Look at cp 150 if it is puffed up on top it is bad so replace cp150,114,120 one will be 2200u 16v
other 2 caps will be 220uf 35v With tv turned OFF Press and Hold Vol- and CH - at same Time on Front Panel board wait untill set comes on you should now be in Service mode Go to Convergence Try to aline convergence Do Auto converge

Feb 08, 2009 | RCA Televison & Video

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R52WH74 WONT CONVERGE


first question is the picture also bowed in on top and bottom. if so you may have the common fl231 fuse problem if you do consult the fl231 problem under the tips and tricks section. if you dont then you defently hav a convergence issue. the thing to look for is under setup do you have the autoconvegence option if you dont then you have that problem.

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Pioneer SD-641HD5 red convergence - not chip problem!


Replace Both of your STKs if they are STK392-110s do not go back with them use STK392-180s better ICs, The 110s fall apart and do not hold up.

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Problem with convergence on the upper and lower part of the screen. Red, green and blue colors are slightly separated. Unit is an RCA brand HDTV, p/n: R52WH74


its due to the faulty convergence. the stk convergence ic on the main board which controls the picture alignment is faulty and needs to be replaced to solve this problem.any tv technician will do it for you at a very negligible cost. nothing to worry.thanks.

Sep 16, 2008 | Televison & Video

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