RCA D61W20 61" Rear Projection Television - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

What you need to do is remove the back if your comfortable doing it and test the voltage on the pin marked PSON..its the signal from the main board telling the power supply to come out of sleeping mode and get to work...if that voltage is dropping off then its in the main board if it stays the same when its on and when it shuts off its the power board...Good luck!

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Jan 28, 2018 • 51 views

That could be a number of things that would make that noise, Have you removed the front panel screen in front on bottom and try turn TV on Look for Spark? Bad anode button on one of the tubes can cause that, bad flyback transfomer.Have you removed back and look to see if arc is coming from the FBT Mounted on Deflection board. First board on the left is the deflection board.

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Apr 03, 2015 • 90 views

I know this sounds crazy but please go to youtube and type in 'how to replace my lamp in a RCA rear projection TV' and you will get multiple video's showing how to do this.

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Nov 13, 2014 • 130 views

Sounds like the cables are not placed correctly. Unfortunately I do not know what cable you are using, but I assume its a VGA cable, so make so make sure the colors fit, so to speak. It is a very common mistake, so I recommend trying fiddling with the cable making sure they are in the right ports.

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on May 30, 2014 • 39 views

It is common on the RCA---it just means not seeing any signal---does the set work via the rear audio and video jacks with a DVD etc?

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Dec 04, 2012 • 28 views

why did you take apart the lenses did you take other parts a loose. may you unpluged a conniction or you need to back trace what you did if it was working before you did it. did you open the tubes

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on May 28, 2012 • 67 views

There may be bad capacitors on the deflection board. They are the round cylindrical things with shiny tops. You will need to pull the board out to see them. Make sure they aren't bulged or leaking. You may also have a dead high voltage circuit. If you aren't experienced in electronics then I would leave it to a professional because there are high voltages on this part.

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Mar 12, 2012 • 230 views

you cant get the replacement board but you can get the part that sparked. Heres a link to that Gray box Capacitor.

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Jan 31, 2012 • 317 views

You have two real options here.First any good shop can remove the board and repair/replace the fitting but it will not be cheap.Figure 150 minimum for this on this set. Second: If you have a cable or sat or other box for signal and it has AV jacks on the back---go from them to one of the inputs on the back of the set and BYPASS the tuner connection.If you do not have a box but have an old VCR around (it does not have to work) you can connect the signal source to it and from its output (audio/video not the coax) route signal to the set.Does this make sense or do you have questions?sd tech

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Oct 28, 2011 • 55 views

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RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Oct 14, 2011 • 177 views

Without physically being there it would be hard to tell you exactly what is the cause of the issue, however this sounds more like a issue on the power board then anything else. Bad Capacitors could be a notable issue in these Tv's. Again without looking at the tv and you could upload a picture or a url where the picture is located to like photo bucket or a sky drive of close ups with the back cover off we could get a better feel of where the issue is.
Many of these tv's that have a hard time turning on is the power supply board showing signs of wear and fatigue.
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RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Jul 01, 2011 • 211 views

It could be the flyback transformer or several other items all on the deflection board. Were any of the caps you replaced domed up on top?

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Jun 19, 2011 • 92 views

Try replacing the lamp.

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Mar 24, 2011 • 95 views

To replace bulb in RCA rear projection TVs follow this.
Turn the lamp assembly so that the front of the bulb faces downward
Locate two clips approximately three inches apart along the back edge of the rear lamp cover. Depress the clips with your thumbs and pull upward on the rear lamp cover to disengage it. Move the rear lamp cover so that you can see the head of the bulb. Note that the rear lamp cover still connects to the base of the bulb by a cable.

Locate the three hex screws around the head of the bulb that, in a triangle formation, secure the bulb to the assembly. Remove the screws with a hex screwdriver.

Pull the bulb and rear lamp cover upward to remove them. Remove the nut that connects the cable from the rear lamp cover to the base of the bulb with a wrench. Disconnect the cable from the old bulb and discard the old bulb. Reattach the cable from the rear lamp cover to the base of a new bulb and install the nut. Tighten the nut with a wrench Install the bulb face down into the lamp assembly. Install the three hex screws into the tabs along the edge of the bulb and tighten with a hex screwdriver.

Reinstall the rear lamp cover onto the lamp assembly and line up the tabs with the holes along the side of the assembly. Press downward until the cover snaps into place. Reinstall the lamp assembly into the back of the television, facing the bulb towards the center of the TV set. Tighten the screws securing the assembly and reinstall the lamp access door. Tighten the screw on the lamp access door.

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Mar 22, 2011 • 254 views

Replace the CP150, CP120 and CP114 capacitors you can get the RCA repair kit by that same name from www.tvrepairworld.com which contains the caps and the CD with instructions.

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Feb 18, 2011 • 629 views

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 • 59 views

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 • 210 views

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

RCA D61W20 61"... • Answered on Jan 18, 2011 • 110 views

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 • 559 views

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 • 75 views

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