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RCA D52W20 52 inch TV

I have an RCA D52W20. I acquired it for free from a local freecycle because it was dead and they gave up on repair. I called around to get an estimate of $300 to fix it. After a lot of research regarding the issue, I bought a flyback from for this exact model for $60 including shipping. With good soldering skills and a half hour later, this beauty came to life! I did take precautions through out the whole project since I didn't have a high voltage discharging wand. But since this thing hasn't worked for years, the likely hood of getting shocked was less likely. I feel glad that I saved yet another tv with environmentally harmful chemicals from the landfill. May others out there be inspired to research and repair electronics to keep them out of the landfill.

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Well done, scottyfixit!

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Do you want to reduce junk in land fills, help the earth and others? Join FreeCycle. There may or may not be a FreeCycle in your area. Just check on line buy searching, for ex., "free cycle San Francisco".

You can post items to offer or request. Selling is not allowed. Joining is easy. You'll get e-mail, sometimes 2 a day, sometimes none, it depends on how much members are posting. There are guidelines for safe exchange of items.

Members use FreeCycle forum to ask for recommendations, post announcements of interest to the community (like free activities or special local sales), and help each other.

I've freecycled a will making CD, beads and an organizer. So far I have not received anything. I'm trying to get rid of stuff.

The main objective of FreeCycle is to reduce trash, so keep that in mind if you ask for items.

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