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Vertical scan section circuit fault. Check and replace damaged component/s at its vertical scan output section circuit. If you wish to get some details, check the site linked here. Pull up older posts. Check the site in 'Mosaic' view. It will make search easy. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/

RCA MM36100 36"... • Answered on Jan 17, 2014

Try a hard reset to this set first. To make it hard reset, unplug it from AC mains wall socket, and re-plug it back after 20 minutes or so. If this do not help you, the main system memory IC has to be replaced. This is not a costly part, but replacing it is a skilled work.

RCA MM36100 36"... • Answered on Aug 17, 2012

Hello; The red probably got low over a long period of time due to only one thing. The CRT/ Picture tube is getting weak and cost much more than the set sold for. The adjustments may only help a little and the set will get worse. These adjustments are done on your remote control with service menu accessed. You will need a Service Manual for instructions to do this, but I think it's time for another set. John

RCA MM36100 36"... • Answered on Apr 25, 2011

Bad push button board, best thing to do is just unplag the board and use remote to operate TV, board is mounted under front cover where button are.

RCA MM36100 36"... • Answered on Feb 08, 2011

Had same issue, I was fed up and as a last resort i took the TV apart and simply un-soldered the menu button from the control board. I put the tv back together and its been working ever since. Like i said, its a quick fix and a last resort, but if its worth it to you to hold off from buying a new tv, this may just do the trick. Be aware that it may make the display text on your screen illegible and I did have one other problem about a month later when the tv input changed and the tv remote stopped functioning properly. i was not able to switch the tv back to my cable box input but a 6 dollar universal remote from walmart solved that.
hope this helps

RCA MM36100 36"... • Answered on Feb 08, 2011

Obvious first just in case, check mute and volume level. Make sure all cables are secure, each set of volume connections is tied to a particular view setting. go through the different inputs and see if sound is tied to a different input. Try hooking up another sound device and seeing if another device gets sound. (an I.pod can even be connected via a 3.5mm cable.)
Go through all this troubleshooting and you may solve your problem and learn some things about your monitor.
Note, In audio Properties there is an option to turn speakers off, make sure to verify that as well

RCA MM36100 36"... • Answered on Feb 03, 2011

Tries go into the computer Control panel go to monitor resolution change it lower resolution like 1020 to 800 should solved ur video problems,scrambling video is tv not supporting the current resolutions.

RCA MM36100 36"... • Answered on Jan 30, 2011

This particular set can have failure in many circuits and have the same screeching sound and not
power up. By design, it is a difficult set to service. If this set has a DVR built in, it was a common problem for the capacitors in the stand-by power supply to fail. It would be located on the left side of the chassi on a narrow board. The capacitors tops will be bubbled or popped if they are bad. That was the easy fix if your set has a DVR in it. If not, the High Voltage or the Horizontal output transistors could be bad. To gain access to the bottom of the set you will need a nut driver, I believe it was a 5/16. Also look for any loose solder connections around any of the high voltage components or transformers.
That is all I have,
I hope this helps,

RCA MM36100 36"... • Answered on Nov 24, 2010

Power supply regulator section inside your tv has some sort of trouble. It doesn't starts. We cannot predict the exact resaons for this kind of problem. There are so many reasons. It can be rectified only with the help of a technician. You just go for an experienced technician, or inform your nearest authorised service center for your tv.

RCA MM36100 36"... • Answered on Oct 17, 2010

easily repairable if line is up and down it need a horizontal chip if the line are left to right it needs a vertical chip should be all of $60

RCA MM36100 36"... • Answered on Jul 01, 2010

You need to hit the "Input" button on the remote until the picture come on

RCA MM36100 36"... • Answered on Dec 09, 2009

you have a high voltage arching problem. the crt has about 33000. (thirty three thousand) volts on it. the anode lead is arching to the chassis(ground) around the crt(picture tube). the anode lead is the big red wire on the very top of back of crt. with the back off, you will see the big red wire and it will have a suction cup about 4 inches round connecting to picture tube. unplug. silicone around suction cup. let dry for 24 hours. enjoy. you might get a little shocked even when unplugged, but wont hurt you.

RCA MM36100 36"... • Answered on Nov 14, 2009

common failure parts for a dead set are,
shorted CR14602 part number 234048 or
open R14602 680k ohm or
shorted CR14713 part number 243846

RCA MM36100 36"... • Answered on Sep 21, 2009

There is a switch on the back of the TV that toggles between the built in speakers or the external speakers. Try flipping it and see what happens.

RCA MM36100 36"... • Answered on Oct 31, 2008

Let me start by saying what I use to tell new technicians, "Nothing excuses bad behavior". Now that being said lets discuss what happened. Your voltage regulator to the B+ of horizontal output transistor went bad (this with the damper diode regulates the pulses are used by the IHVT (Integrated High Voltage Transformer) to create the high voltage used by the CRT anode. As you have figured out, shop #1 tried to rip you off or they did not have anyone that could troubleshoot at component level, a lot of shops still have this problem.

He charge you a fair price $170.00, where things went wrong was when you asked what could have caused this, he replied a power surge, you said in so many works that you had a surge protector connected to which he said no you just had a power strip connected. This was more or less him reliving a bad experience with power surge protectors, customers, insurance companies, and lawyers. To make a long story short TV shop owners hate it when you say that you had a power strip with surge protection, because this means that they have to wait for you to get your money from either the protector company or they have to wait until the court case is over before they are paid anything, and some customers have been caught in filing false reports and then the TV shop is caught up in this whole mess and the owner could be charged as a co-conspirator, thus possibly lose his shop because of a fraud charge. It other words he was scared.

First apologize for the misunderstanding, then ask if he would give you a list of the parts used on your set, and explain that this list is just to provide a work history of the set, Tell him that you in no way meant him any disrespect or hard feelings. This may or may not help, but it will show him that no harm was intended.
Just ask for the list, not the original part.

Once you have your set back take it and the list to another shop and this time don't ask "What could have caused this" Just ask if faulty power could cause this to happen? .

I hope this answers your question and provides relief.

Thank you,

RCA MM36100 36"... • Answered on May 09, 2008

There is a common problem in this unit with R14103 (33k 2watt ) resistor that opens. When open SMPS will not load so no other voltages beyond the 5v source to click the relay.
Another possibility is the Horz. drive transformer, RCA p/n# 243859 board location T14451.
Either of these possibilities are inexpensive fixes reletively speaking, so I would advise having it estimated by a qualified shop for repair..

RCA MM36100 36"... • Answered on Feb 10, 2008

Hi Brickey,

These RCA televisions are notorious for this problem. You will need to have a technician change a chip called the EEPROM which holds the memory settings. The memory gets corrupted and the chip needs to be replaced or reprogrammed by unsoldering it, removing it, and inserting it into a device. After this is done it can be reinstalled and your sound will return.


RCA MM36100 36"... • Answered on Jan 23, 2008

sounds like you have a deguassing problem with your TV .. have the repair person bring out a deguassing coil and see if thsat helps.. This will only be a temp repair as you will have to have the problem that caused this to be fixed. good Luck

RCA MM36100 36"... • Answered on Aug 12, 2006

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