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Double vision and no convergence

Double vision and no convergence to adjust it. it is a RCA R52WM24 52 in. HDTV

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  • Dorito Jan 03, 2008

    I have the smae Tv with same problem

    Rca said its not covered under warranty I bought in 8-06

    these Morons,Anyway yesterday the tv jus went black then

    it looked like a 3D Movie,Double my Cable info is all warped,its a total

    Bummer I mean I dont know What to do,Dude

  • arynsunn Jan 04, 2008

    Thanx i was able to find the fuse and it is blown, but i was wondering where you can buy the fuse link and if maybe you knew a part number for it? All I see is 396, and the rating (T400ma).



    Oh Dorito if you look on the bottom left side in the tray you will see a large black transformer. Just to the right of it are 3 tiny red rectangles, those are the fusible links. The one he mentioned (FL231) is in the center, and should read a rating on top of it for 400 ma.

  • arynsunn Jan 05, 2008

    Yeah, I couldn't find that exact fusible link so my brother who works with electric and electronic equipment is going to use a different fuse. But I dont suggest doing it yourself if you dont know how to solder the fuse to the circuit board. I suggest finding a friend or someone who knows someone who has eitheir worked as an electrician or anything in electronic repair like computers, vcrs, game systems etc. They would more likely know what they are doing and might do what im gonna do.

    So I'll let you know if using a different fuse works.

  • arynsunn Jan 05, 2008

    Oh I wouldnt pay that much for labor because the fuse is less than 5 dollars. So I would try to find someone who could help you or who would fix it for a lot cheaper.

  • arynsunn Jan 05, 2008

    Ok just for the record we used a 500 instead of the 400 and it worked so the tv is fixed thank you leadtech for your help and good luck Dorito. i'll keep in touch to see if you were able to fix your tv.

  • dewey64 Mar 20, 2008

    I own the same RCA Projection TV (Model R52WM24). The TV was working fine this morning until I turned it off then back on only to find 3 lines across the TV (red,green and blue)



    Now the images on the screen are appearing three times each one in the red, green and blue.



    Is this the same Convergence Problem and can it be fixed by changing the FL231 fuse?



    Thanks



    BC

  • jrmfairbanks Mar 24, 2008

    We are having the same problem with the 3 lines and the 3-d look. Where do I get the part to fix is and is it something that the average person can fix. We have had this tv a little over one year. Thanks.

  • Art Sep 06, 2008

    Having the same picture problem, 2yrs. 1 day after buying it. i hope your solutions work, it sound better than anything I've found so far.

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I had the same problem. Thanks to the many posts on this site I was able to deduct that it was the Fusible Link F231. Was able to purchase them at mouser.com. Part# 576-3960400000 Littelfuse Fuses - A 125V UL TL LL .400A . They are only 55 cents plus shipping. I bought 5 for under $10 shipped. Only took 2 days to get them. Replaced it (needs to be re-soldered to board) and TV works like a charm!! I couldn't believe it. What a lifesaver!! Now I'm set if the fuse goes again...

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  • Babylooch Feb 02, 2008

    LeadTech,



    I had the same problem as Arynsunn and Dorito. I was able to find and replace fusible link F231 and it worked for 2.5 days. Today, turned the tv on and the fuse must have blown again. We want to replace the convergence IC's, but cannot find them. Other posts show big (2 x 3") IC's on the back of heat sinks, but there is nothing that looks like that in our tv. Can you point us to the convergence IC's in this TV (RCA R52WM24)? Thanks so much for your help.

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I have found that fusible link FL231 is the main cause of this problem. It's located by the high voltage transformer and looks like a square coil.
Check it with an ohm meter and if it checks bad, then, replace it and you should not have to realign the convergence.
Any questions or comments, respond to this post and I will reply.

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How do i find and change this Link?
I mean I opened her up and theres jus Tons Of Wires I felt stupid.I mean should i Just Call A repair Man
I dont know if its worth it.
Thanks B4 hand Guys

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

  • Dorito Jan 05, 2008

    Thanks arynsunn i looked but i couldnt figure it out so

    called the repair man $345.00 cash 375 tax

    crazy man i dont know if its worth it any suggestions?

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