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Rca hd52w59 convergence problem

Colors are way off and the pictue is bowed. The is no "auto convergence" on the menu at all. Tha seems wierd since the manual shows one. Is there a fuse or something that can be checked inside this unit? Any assistance would be helpfull.

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  • jw96 Dec 27, 2007

    Is there a way to check this fuse to see if it is indeed the problem?
    It looks intact with no signs of malfunction. Also if it is that fuse
    any ideas of what type of dollar range for the part, and labor would I
    be looking at? I don't mind paying but would like to know if I'm taking
    a beating. Thanks again

  • jw96 Jan 03, 2008

    I changed out the FL231 fuse on my RCA HD52W59 and seems to work for
    about 5 mins or so. then it warms up and goes to just green then black
    screen. after sitting awhile it will go on again then do the
    same. Any Ideas?

  • mhumphrey12 Jul 11, 2008

    i was on the other day and saw jw96's blog about FL231 - i pulled the back of and then found this little ****** and when I pulled on the top of it - it came off and what do you know - it is indeed blown - it appears to be a small fuse - however I am having trouble getting the board out to be able to get to the under side to get the guts out and replace it - has anyone else done this yet? way too small to jumper this thing - i did go on mouser also and searched T400mA - that shows as a converter not a fuse...am I missing something here?

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There is a special fuse on the power deflection board. when blown this causes the processor to think it a crt tv. The fuse calle fl231 is a small brown rectangular fuse in the middle of 3 just like it next to the flyback transformer the big black thing with the large red wire comeing out. ussally it blows because the solder connections on the flyback. WARNING high voltages are generated by flyback. be careful please

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  • Willie Howell Dec 27, 2007

    FL231 Is a small rectangular fuse and will not show signs outside visible to eye next to flybacke there are 3 small brown box like components. the others are fl221 and fl252 the one in the middle is the one that cause that. checking them is difficult you have to pull the chassis out and up to get to bottom then the points are under some plastic cross peices ..before you go through that trouble. go to setup in customer menu ..wait you done that and you had no convergence. it still could be convergence power or amp board. our shop charges around 125 to 250 for such a repair. maybe you can find a tech to just check that fuse to begin with.

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Replace FL231, middle fuse (Check all 3 fuses). Check solder connections on Flyback, lead free solder is is very brittle and can't take the heat generated by the flyback transformer and cracks. This increases the overall resistance of the circuit and causes the fuse to eventually blow. Resolder all of the flyback connections with leaded solder, remove as much of the lead free solder as possible with a solder ****** or solder braid before applying lead solder. This will improve the ovall quality of the solder connections as old solder is just that "old solder" also the lead free and leaded solders do not mix well and will weaken the solder joint.

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Tin foil works great. Just rig it up by jumping the fuses with foil. Should work like a charm. That's the redneck repairman way to do it.

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