20 Most Recent RCA D61W20 61" Rear Projection Television - Page 2 Questions & Answers

Problem with main deflection board,bad electrolytic capacitors/Hi voltage circuit has bad connections,common to those RCA tv's.

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Feb 07, 2011

Projection TV sets have two very common problems. One is convergence ( 3D/Warped video) the other is CRT fluid ( Dull Video). Here are more details and solutions for both. Repair kits with instructions are also avail from 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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For more more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Common Problem #2) CRT Fluid is Cloudy

Projection TV tubes have a liquid coolant that is used to keep them from overheating. After many years the coolant in the blue and green tubes will become cloudy and cause the screen to look dull, red/orange, etc. You may even see halos around images.

Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.

TV set after fluid change



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

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Jan 30, 2011

I'm not sure what you mean by the "lines". If you mean the image looks like "double" (or triple!) vision, then you need to adjust the red/green/blue convergence. This is especially noticeable with white images on dark background (like text of credits). If this is it, check you manual or explore your menu via the remote. Sometimes convergence can be a problem if the tv was moved or experienced large changes in temperature... or sometimes all by itself!

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Jan 22, 2011

Possibly bad connections at/near flyback on power board. Possibly blown capacitors.

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Jan 18, 2011

i have been a tech for 26 yrs now i have seen so many postings on here about bulging caps and so on but there is only 1 thing to do our workshop has 18000 dollars in test equipment alone there is a great reason for this the amount of vereables that can go wrong with nano electronics there is no easy fix to this problem it needs to be seen by a certified electronics tech this is your best chance of having this tv fixed correctly im not putting down other techs on this site but some things we can fix by computer network some we cant imagine even if this tv was in my workshop right now it would take us over an hour just to find and fix the cause

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RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Jan 02, 2011

for connecting HDMI input to ur tv you need a HDNI to DVI- HDCP converter. if u connect the the component video also u can enjoy a good picture.

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Dec 21, 2010

need to replace power supply to resolve this issue

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Dec 19, 2010

need to replace power supply board to correct this issue

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Dec 19, 2010

This issue is cause by the convergence board.

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Dec 19, 2010

If the light blinks three times slowly it usually the deflection board. You can get a replacement deflection board from www.tvrepairworld.com which has installation instructions.

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Dec 18, 2010

I had a similar problem with my 42 in Philips LCD HDTV.

Here was the problem. My Power Supply Board had several bad capacitors. I opened my TV (warranty was expired of course) and found four bulged capacitors on the PSB. Many major electronics companies Philips/Magnavox, Sony, Panasonic, and others were sold capacitors that failed in 2-5 years instead of 10-20. The capacitors fail prematurely due to a lack of preservatives. Unfortunately, they were installed in all sorts of devices and cause a wide range of failure problems.

Here are some options for you.

1. Have it fixed by a professional $$$$$$$??????? (Is it under warranty?)

Remember, TVs CONTAIN HIGH VOLTAGE AND CAN KILL YOU! Do this at your own risk.

2. Open your TV and find PSB. (The board that the power cord plugs into) Check for faulty caps. If you find some (bulged or leaking) bad caps replace the entire board. The entire board costs around $250 right now because they are in high demand right now. They can be found online. I would definitely shop around though.

3. Remove and then replace individual faulty caps. This takes some soldering skill.

Caps are inexpensive and if you can take care of it yourself it will save you hundreds.

This may be your problem. If you determine that it might be.

I have a Tip/How TO tutorial on this site that may also help. It gives step by step instructions for replacing caps on PSB #715t2432-2. If this is your board you are in luck. Here is the Link: Fixing the Philips Turns/shuts off on its own problem. I'm working on uploading pictures to help guide people though the process as well. Let me know if I can do anything to help.

Hope this helps and if it does please rate it accordingly. Good luck.

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Dec 17, 2010

You do not have a lamp in that set. You have 3 individual picture tubes. That is an older style projection set.

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Nov 24, 2010

go to www.tvrepairworld.com and then click on the contact us button and list the model and symptoms. They are RCA experts and it wont cost even a fracton of that amount to figure out whats causing the problem.

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Nov 05, 2010

sounds like the small signal board needs replacement. Very common problem for that model. You can get replacement small signal boards at www.tvrepairworld.com

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Oct 23, 2010


Thanks for using FixYa. 3 blinks issue in your RCA is caused by 3 capacitors on
the Deflection board going bad: CP 114, 120 and 150. If any of them is puffed up on top replace all the 3 capacitors CP150 2200UF 16 other 2 are 220UF 35v they will be green with gold writing on them. Also resolder all pins on Fly Back Transformer (FBT). Please accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Sep 24, 2010

I have the same problem with the same tv.
did you get any solution?

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Sep 20, 2010

What you most likely have is a convergence problem. The convergence circuitry is used to align your colors. What you describe sounds like that circuit has failed. Here’s a link to a decent video that will give you an idea of what is needed to fix it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6Wa8FvSz-s

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Aug 30, 2010

Some lenses use an oil-like coolant or focusing aid.
Your lenses are called Intelifocus.
Hopes this helps some:)

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Aug 30, 2010

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