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Hour glass screen

MY RCA HAS A HOUR GLASS TYPE SCREEN. ANY IDEAS?

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Your problem is a bad main B+ capacitor. The right way to find this would be with a good ESR type capacitor meter. If you do not have an ESR cap. checker or do not know how to use a cap. checker. a local repair shop should be able to assist you in this repair at a decent price. Let us know what you did to get this set fixed?

Posted on Oct 05, 2006

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I looked up this model and found the following electolytic capacitors to be the most likely culprits within the pincushion circuit. Check these first. The starred one is the one I have replaced in the past to resolve this.

C4851 10ufd 50V
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C4854 2.2ufd 100V
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* C4862 100ufd 25V

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