Question about RCA P61960 61" Rear Projection Television

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ProScan rear projection

TV will not power up.... When you press the power button the TV will manually attemt to turn on three times and then shut down. The TV is twelve years old and was working fine until I turned it off and moved its location about 15 feet away.

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  • pytbl Mar 02, 2008

    Dear Slinteriors;The chassis # is CTC188AE and if it makes a difference this TV is actually an 80 in rear projection and the Model # is PS80690 Thank You for your time in this matter.


  • pytbl Mar 02, 2008

    As I am not well versed in TV repair... Is this something that I should do myself ?? I do have the original service information sheet that is left in the set.For the main chassis I have located the HV start filter device # X C4759K Is this the same thing as the HV Block. It is the only item on the service sheeet pertaining to what you have mentioned. Also there is nothing on the service sheet with regards to a flyback, so I do not know where this is located either. Thanks again.........Pytbl

  • pytbl Mar 03, 2008


    I have done as you suggested and checked the HV Block and the set is still doing the same thing as before. Do you have any other suggestions on whatto check next......


  • pytbl Mar 03, 2008

    Yes I do have a good ohms meter but I do not have a service manuel, Do you know where I can get one and then what would my next step be.......... Thanks again......Pytbl

  • pytbl Mar 08, 2008

    Slinteriors; I do have an ohms metre but no manuel. Where will I get a Manuel and what will my next step from there be......Thanks.......Pytbl

  • pytbl Mar 08, 2008

    Slinteriors, I will keep watching for an update on the manuel.....Thanks again Pytbl

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    I have the same problem: PROSCAN model: PS80690,S#633680029, chassis#: CTC188AE. Power won't turn on. I saw 2 PCB's with burned smd resistors |(PCB with 6 arrays of Al heatsinks, and a metallic film resistor (orange, white, orange, black; 1 W) with 1uF, 100V polarized capacitor (PCB with connectors/wires going to the RGB tubes with one red connector going to the PCB mentioned above). Besides this PCB's with burned elements, is there others I should check? Are these PCB's available as an assembly to change the whole old/broken PCB's?

  • Nick Lions Nov 12, 2008

    PROSCAN TV model:PS80690, chassis# CTC 633188AE.

    Power wont turn on. I found 2 PCB, 1:PCB with Al heatsinks in 6 arrays, and 2:PCB with red connector going to PCB as mentioned 1. Is there an assembly of these PCB's to replace the old/broken PCB's 1&2?

  • ssherry Jan 28, 2009

    Hi, My PS80690 doesn't turn on. The power light blinks 3 times, and the set never comes on after you push the button. I would begin to troubleshoot it, starting with the power supply, but I can't find a manual. If anyone would know of where to obtain a manual, I would appreciate it. Thanks Stan



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Proscans are manufactured in conjunction with RCA what is the chassis number of your set? I can help you out if you can provide the chassis number. Should be located on the back cover of your set.

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    Sonny Berry Mar 02, 2008

    That chassis is famous for have the HV block go bad. The test for that is to remove the lead from the HV block that goes to the flyback place the lead into a dry glass bottle where it will be secure then try to power up the set. if it doesnt shut down your HV block is bad Part # 205064

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    Sonny Berry Mar 03, 2008

    You would have to next start troubleshooting the power supply. You will need some skill as well as a complete service manual to tesy various votages at the various test points. It could be just a diode or regulator transistor causing the set to shutdown. Its not real difficult but you would have to know how to test transistors and diodes with an ohms meter. Do you have an ohms meter?

  • Sonny Berry
    Sonny Berry Mar 08, 2008

    Thats a hard manual to find. I am still looking. You will ned the manual to even begin to troubleshoot.



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