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Convergence problem with the rca

This sounds like a pretty common problem. I would like to attempt it myself, like any guy would try. do you think with little tech knowledge i could solve this problem? how would I go about getting parts for this project? what tools will I need to get the job done? email me if you can jackseline@hotmail.com

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Ok whqt is your problem exactly. do you have any convergence. or is it only in certain paits of screen. does the crosshairs move in convergence setup menu?....there are three different cuircit boards that are part of convergence. some require speacial computer infterface to program..

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Rca d52w20 convergence is not working. The auto and the manual adjustments won't work to fix it. The repair guy said $400.00 to $500.00 to fix. That seems affually high. Is this somrthing I can do myself?


You can fix it yourself for less than 45.00 by getting a simple repair kit from www.TvRepairKits.com

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Projection TV sets have two very common problems. One is convergence ( 3D/Warped video) the other is CRT fluid ( Dull Video). Below are more details for both items. Also, complete repair kits with instructions and repair support are avail from site such as www.TvRepairKits.com

Common Problem #1) Convergence has gone out

Projection TV sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the video to look normal. When its out of alignment the video will look 3D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the TV menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projection sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Common Symptoms include....



  • 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.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some pics of convergence problems.


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Aug 21, 2009 | Televison & Video

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Same problem as above, picture bowed top and bottom, convergence


Projection sets have two very common problems outlined below.

The first common problem is convergence

These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. The TV can also shut down when the convergence starts to fail.

Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony, Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer, Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith, RCA and others.


You can more info and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from TV Repair Kits using the link at the end of this article.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped or bowed
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2 - Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

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You can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya

http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Jul 19, 2009 | RCA P52939 52" Rear Projection Television

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RCA TV


I know this chassis pretty well, When you go to menu then go to setup is convergence listed in menu?If not replace Fuse FL231 it will be next to flyback transfomer there is 3 of them in a roll small brown square looking caps they are FUSES the one in the middle is it.

Dec 17, 2008 | RCA D52W20 52" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready...

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RCA P56812BL big screen porblems


this is a complete loss of convergence. FIrst question do you have the convegence option under setup in customer menu... if you dont then it might be the fl231 fuse problem common with these sets. if you do then try autoconvergence... if fails then you probally have a bad convergence power board. there are three diffrent boards that can affect convergence. convergence power, convergence amp, and small signal board..

Nov 07, 2008 | RCA D52W20 52" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready...

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Convex picture - can I fix it myself


sounds like the convergance ic are bad
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Sep 29, 2008 | RCA HD52W59 HDTV Projection Television

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Screen lookes like colores separating


This is what is known as convergence. a projection tube ussally has three picture tubes.. red green blue. they all have to align. the concave picture indicates complete loss of convergence or convegence power supply. First question on these sets Do you have the convergence option in the customer menu under setup. if you do not this is a indication of the common "FL231 fuse problem" and inexpensive simple repair. I have wrote and artilcle on this under my tips and trick section. If you do have the option then next does autoconvergence work. in you case i would not think it work. under blue and red manual convergence does the crosshairs move. if not then this is indication of convergence power supply board. if they move at all this may indicate a convergence amplifer problem.

Sep 10, 2008 | RCA HD52W56 52" Rear Projection HDTV

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R56WH78 convergence problem


Get a new TV , i have had problems every year and now its off warranty, I will never buy an RCA again as long as I live,

May 13, 2008 | RCA R56WH76 Projection Television

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Convergence amps blown


If you buy the entire assembly is just plug and play but you might still have to make the adjustments manually if the auto/magic focus does not work.
Good Luck with your venture.

Apr 11, 2008 | Hitachi UltraVision CineForm 55VG825 55"...

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Hitachi 42 hd projection tv


With out a model number to ref to just have to give this a stab. Sound like you are talking about a projection set that has convergance Ic failure, Hitachi put out a kit that has all the most common parts to repair you set, but there are about 4 kits and need a model number to get you the right one

Jan 12, 2008 | Samsung HP-R4252 42 in. Plasma HDTV

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