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Distorted picture on RCA LCD TV

The picture is curved and distorted with the pictures appearing double

The screen is distorted and curved. Also the screen looks like 3-D and split into 3 different colors Red, Green , and Blue. picture disorted split into3d shows up in red blue green

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  • RCA hater22 Jul 21, 2008

    We have the same tv, and the same problem. The tv is at a repair center but the tech is unable to get the part. It is a RCA part # 259638 diode. We have spent numerous days and hours looking for this part. Rca says they are no longer available. So, what do we do now???

    He also said this is an 8 ohm part, can he replace it with a 16 ohm part??? He is leaving it up to me???

    nascar5285@aol.com

  • jenn2477 Jul 30, 2008

    Did you ever come up with a solution? I am having the same problem as well!

  • sefack May 11, 2010

    I have the same problem. how much is your repair man charging you to fix it?

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It can be replaced with a t0220 stile case dioded 220k ohm go to nte look up and do a search on the rca part #distorted picture on RCA LCD TV - moz-screenshot.jpg 259638 search the web for the part.

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Objects are doubled and colors are distorted


Projection sets have two very common problems.

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. 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 and others.
You can get more information and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from the link below.

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

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped
*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

bb0cf99.pngYou 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

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My rca toshiba 50 inch projection tv is showing a 3d color curve


Need the model number to help as I am not sure of you have a RCA or a Toshiba

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SONY PROJECTION TV MODEL # KP-51WS510.


If the entire screen is curved, and it is not taking the whole screen, then you have a vertical deflection problem.

If the colors are double and do not match, with lines of different colors around pictures , then you have a convergence problem, often caused by a faulty convergence board.

The curving effect can be a side effect of bad convergence, or you may have both problems at once.

Unless you are a TV repairer yourself, better calling technical support. Usually you can ring the number listed on the owner manual.

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Curved screen and double letters


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Distorted picture on RCA LCD TV


I have the same tv. Had repair man come to my home in late april. Said it is the power convergence board. $225 for parts and labor I was told. Bad thing is part was supposed to arrive mid-may,then mid-june and now mid-july. He say's part is on back order. I'm actually going to contact RCA soon to find out if this is true. This seems to be a common problem with this particular T.V

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Distorted picture on RCA LCD TV


your set has convergence problems i dont have the answer yet ,i do know that convergence broad is not what is causing this! I have one in my shop now with same problem as soon as i find out problem i will post it !!!!!

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This is a convergence problem.. possible deflection problem... you might need a tech to look at it...

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Distorted picture on RCA LCD TV


if that's a dlp unit they are garbage ive had two and both died in same manner in less than a year one the bulb blew on in three months after purchase then went blank and started making a high pitched squealing sound had to argue with rca2.gif cust support after repair shop said they could not fix it rca finally sent me a new one but with less features after i argued with them for another three that one did the same thing after three months now rca wont even talk to me and ive got a 100lbs paperweight that does nothing i was told it was the light engine at a cost of around a grand for part so don't waste your money on a repair shop mine is still sitting there blank and i understand this is a common problem from checking the web just roll it in the back yard spend you money on one that will work im going lcd this time and i do houseld appliances not tvs so dont worry about rating me i like to pass this info on every chance i get just to help my friends at rca

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