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TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: pioneer stereo receiver sx-255r, output transistors, receiver sx
output transistors, receiver sx, audio amps: The worst kind of malfunction you can get! Sorry to give you bad news. When it turns off by itself it means the power protection circuit has detected excessive current draw and sent a signal to the power ON relay to shut the main power line OFF. It is...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: pioneer sx-255r, rectifier diodes, pioneer sx
rectifier diodes, pioneer sx, bridge rectifier: The symptoms you describe point to the power output transistors being defective (open circuit). They are quite expensive to replace and fail easily when overdriven with too much power. So, that would be my first suggestion. There are other possibilities...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: pioneer vsx-5000, rugged power supply, technics amplifier
rugged power supply, technics amplifier, audio amplifier: The audio power output rating is based on each channel being drive to full output at 1khz - which is not a very realistic musical indication of power. In fact, the preheating test for an audio amplifier is 1/3 power out for one hour before the tests are conducted....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: pioneer vsx-5600, output transistors, audio amp
output transistors, audio amp, pioneer vsx: Usually what goes in an audio amp is the output transistors; they are the most tender part of the entire circuit. When it comes on but no sound it nearly always means the outputs are gone. That is powers on means the outputs are open, not shorted. What...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: pioneer vsx-d307 overload, pioneer vsx, cd player
pioneer vsx, cd player, amp: hi Patrick i have no idea as to why have you subbed something on that input to see if the problem is located in your CD player ? or if it the amp still displays overload if it does then it would sound as if its sending the amp in to protect mode...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: pioneer vsx-d407 receiver mfd 1998, output transistors, pioneer vsx
output transistors, pioneer vsx, protection mode: Joe, Most likely something is faulty in the power output section. The stereo is going into the protection mode and shutting down. Check the output transistors or the power output module to see if one or more are shorted out. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS tdeser@zoominternet.ne...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: pioneer vsx-d711 "amp error", audio power amplifiers, subwoofer speakers
audio power amplifiers, subwoofer speakers, output transistors: Steve, I am sad to tell you that something has gone wrong inside the Pioneer receiver. Maybe when you rearranged the wiring you put a short on one of the amps; that is the kind of failure you are having. You see, the error message is coming from the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: pip, tv tom, video source
tv tom, video source, cable box: Jeff, To make the PIP work you need a second video source from a VCR. The tuner in the VCR will select a different channel to watch with PIP. If you have cable TV you will need a splitter to split the cable two ways. One line to your cable box and the second...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: pip, projection screen tv, tuner pip
projection screen tv, tuner pip, two kinds: Probably it is a single tuner pip system. There are two kinds of pip sets; one tuner and two tuners. In the one tuner pip sets you must use a vcr for the other channel. If the vcr has its own tuner, then you can tune it according to the channel you want...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: No pix no sound, power supply voltages, hitachi manual
power supply voltages, hitachi manual, zenith tv: this why i wanted the pictures. i have access to all hitachi manuals online. zenith does not give this service and i would have to buy the manual. if you want a manual you can call andrews electronics 1-800-289-0300. other than that without seeing the boards...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: pixel noise from dvd player on my LCD tv, component video cables, progressive scan dvd players
component video cables, progressive scan dvd players, apex digital: My guess is it is coming from the conversion circuits inside the player. In order to produce the progressive scan it must do some pretty tricky transforms on the NTSC frame and raster structure. There may be some artifacts in the player. Could also be in...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: plasma problem, nec 42, y board
nec 42, y board, plasm: this looks like a buffer module is bad. or it could be a x or y board driving a buffer module. some times the buffer chips are part of the display on some models if this is the case then the unit cannot be repaired at all. if the module is not part of the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: plasma stuck in standby mode, pioneer plasma, plasma sets
pioneer plasma, plasma sets, excessive power: Wow, could be a big problem. FIRST: Do a hard reset; unplug the power cord from the power line and leave disconnected for at least one hour. SECONDLY: If that does not solve the problem, check with your manual to see if there are instructions for reset....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: plasma tv, philips plasma tv, critical circuits
philips plasma tv, critical circuits, factory authorized service: Philips tvs are always unique from other manufacturers (designed in Holland) and you cannot usually use generic parts in the critical circuits. So, you must bring in the Philips factory authorized service people on this one. They are expensive to repair...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: plasma tv, hi chris, plasma tv
hi chris, plasma tv, vertical lines: Hi chris it could be in the signal baord or a power supply problem it would have to be looked at to determine where the problem stems from cost can be any where from 500 to 800 you would want to contact a local service pro i your area to handle this...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: plasma tv, factory authorized service center, factory authorized service
factory authorized service center, factory authorized service, plasma tv: The display driver board has probably got a bad connection, loose solder joint or bad IC. You must go to a Sony factory authorized service center for this. They are not easy to troubleshoot and many shops don t know them at all, so you need a Sony expert...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: plasma tv, independent service company, christmas market
independent service company, christmas market, plasma tv: What is the make and model? Many of the less expensive, off-brand makes are not too good with initial quality. These manufacturers are so eager to get in on the Christmas market they are putting sets out before they have been thoroughly QCd at the factory....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: plasma tv, hitachi plasma tv, thin red line
hitachi plasma tv, thin red line, display driver: Sorry, I have no good idea on this one. Try speaking with Allen Wainwright. He has had some experience with this model, I think. He may have a suggestion. My suspicion is you will find it to be either the display driver board or the display itself. ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: plasma tv picture, fujitsu plasma, flat panal tv
fujitsu plasma, flat panal tv, plasma tv: There are many possibilities. From the display itself (very expensive) to the drivers to a power supply (cheap to repair). The only way to know for sure what ails it is to have a tech do a diagnostic evaluation. The Fujitsu is a fine set; well worth the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: plasma tv repair, plasma generators, special machinery
plasma generators, special machinery, plasma tv: Sorry, they are typically not repaied. The problem is the glass linings that are used to hold the plasma generators together in the array. The glass replacement must be made by the manufacturer of the tv and it must fit exactly; the replacement requires...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: plasma tv turns off, daewoo dp42sm, power management system
daewoo dp42sm, power management system, plasma type: George, Is it still under warranty? If so, I urge you to exercise the warranty privileges for repair. This set, since it has the plasma type display, is probably not having any malfunction of the display, like the tube sets do so often. Rather, I would...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: plasma tv, plasma tvs, plasma tv
plasma tvs, plasma tv, assertion: Mike, that s really interesting to hear, never heard it before though, you re probably better off doing a bit of search on the net and maybe post your question to plasma manufacturers like Panasonic, LG, Fujitsu and Pioneer. Good luck up there :-) ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: how to play c.d player, darlene darlene, audio cables
darlene darlene, audio cables, yellow cable: Darlene, A cd player will not play movies; only music cds. Maybe you mean a dvd player - which plays movies dvd movie discs beautifully. On the back of the dvd player are three connections and cables supplied with the machine. The yellow cable goes...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: I cannot play DVDs, vcr dvd player, panasonic vcr
vcr dvd player, panasonic vcr, vcr tapes: Debbie, Recheck the output connections on the dvd player; and the inputs to the tv. Make sure your remote is properly swithing among the various inputs. Another check is to try the player into another tv in the household. If it works there, the player...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: How can I play this one?, google search, code capability
google search, code capability, barrel of monkeys: Richard, No, I am sorry to say, you cannot. The country or region codes were required by the movie industry and each country has an inhibit code that will allow it to be played only on players with codes for that same country. In the USA it is illegal...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: playing DVD, panasonic plasma hdtv, sony dvd player
panasonic plasma hdtv, sony dvd player, geometric distortion: It is normal for black bars either on the top and bottom or on the sides, depending on the format or aspect ratio of the screen and the program you are viewing. In most dvd movies th picture is actually in what is called letter box; which is a 2/1 ratio....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: pontiac ga se 96 ignition cylinder, auto mechanic, electronic engineer
auto mechanic, electronic engineer, locksmith: Mahdi, Sorry, you got an electronic engineer, not an auto mechanic, but there is a special tool that you need from pontiac to pull the ignition cylnder out. If you go to a Chilton s motor book I think you will find a picture of how to get it out and...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: poor pic and no sound when cold, pioneer sd, projection tv
pioneer sd, projection tv, vcr: Nicholas, It sounds like your TV may have several defective solder connections that need time to warm up before the TV will work as normal. The connections could be on anyone of the circuit boards. For starters check out the convergence board with a X10 magnifier...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: poor pictures mitsubishi 65 hd big screen tv, spray cleaners, plastic lenses
spray cleaners, plastic lenses, frame set: HI Ike have you ever cleaned the optic path on the set this will cause a degraded picture and then you may have some adjsutments that need to be touched up at 7 yrs if you remove the speaker grill in most cases at the bottom of the lense frame...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: popping noise, power management system, daewoo tv
power management system, daewoo tv, extension cord: This set is unworthy of any repair expense. The popping noise is a crosstalk from the power management system - which remains on all the time so long as it is plugged in. Here is my suggestion; go to the hardware store and purchase an extension cord...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: popping/snapping from 65-inch TV, simple as dirt, horizontal system
simple as dirt, horizontal system, mitsubishi rear projection: Better get the extended service plan notified immediately. This problem requires some testing to know for sure what component(s) failure has taken place. Probably the high voltage and/or horizontal system. It COULD be something as simple as dirt and dust...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: portable cd player, portable cd player, rca cd
portable cd player, rca cd, laser diode: Yes, I would judge (I am 99% certain) that the laser diode has become so weak it is not seeing the disc. This is a common occurence; I get questions from users every day on this same subject. Portable players are throwaways now days because the repair...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: portable DVD player, chinese hardware, portable dvd player
chinese hardware, portable dvd player, ourself: I doubt it would be a fuse and this doesn t sound like it. Maybe a capacitor but this Chinese hardware is neither easy nor worth the repair not to mention that you wouldn t be able to repair it unless you have all the gear and versed into it. Look into a...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: portable DVD player, spindle motor, portable dvd player
spindle motor, portable dvd player, warranty: Hi Raymond it could be a weak spindle motor or a laser pick up has failed or may be dirty but for one or more reasons its not recognizing the disc and most of these type units are disposable as to the cost nature or if its still in warranty...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: portable DVD player - won't play DVD's, audiovox 7 portable dvd player, wrong with this unit
audiovox 7 portable dvd player, wrong with this unit, laser diode: ONE: Have you studied the owners manual? There is a troubleshooting guideline on page 46 of the manual. TWO: Try a reset. Unplug all power and remove all batteries and let it rest for at least 30 minutes. Then power up again. THREE: The manual for...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: portable DVD player, exacting care, portable dvd player
exacting care, portable dvd player, ourself: Lili, No, you better not fix it yourself. They are tempormental and require exacting care; the screens are LCD and the drivers are very sensitive to faulty or wrong wiring - if you made some mistake with the repair. If you can check all the fuses by yourself...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: portable dvd player won't spin disc, polaroid pdv, internal complexity
polaroid pdv, internal complexity, laser diode: These products are fragile and prone to failures of many kinds due their internal complexity. If it is still under warranty you should have it repaired by their authorized facility. It may reset and start working again. Unplug the power adapter and...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: portable dvd player, digital decoders, cyberhome dvd player
digital decoders, cyberhome dvd player, optical pickup: Probably just replace it with a new one. It is very common for the laser diode to weaken to the point it cannot read back a strong enough optical signal to drive the digital decoders. But, cd and CDV use much lower power from the diode to read the information...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: no power on, electronic gadgets, menu button
electronic gadgets, menu button, menu screen: Hi Joe, Alot of these under the counter electronic gadgets get grease and water in them from cooking and such. If the menu button was sticking, thats probably the problem. Either switches are stuck internally or they stuck so long it caused something...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: no power, trouble shooting guide, zenith model
trouble shooting guide, zenith model, blown fuse: Hi Gene, More than likely the regulator IC is bad along with a few resistors and capacitors. There are TV technicians that do home service calls but can charge as much as $100.00 to come out. If you brought the TV in I would charge about $150.00 to...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: no power, source connections, circuit breakers
source connections, circuit breakers, serge protector: this will be real hard to say without checking parts in the plasma. in most cases it will either be a bad power supply or a bad buffer module. a cost of repair will range around 500-700. hope this helps. good luck :) let me know if you need more info...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: no power, protection circuits, pvdf
protection circuits, pvdf, power outrage: First, before anything else, do a hard reset. This is done by unplugging the power cord for at least 4 hours. Then try again. If the hard reset does not help you will need a tv tech to diagnose it. The problem is a permanent activation of the protection...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: no power, tv vcr, computer tv
tv vcr, computer tv, game system: Surge protectors help but they cannot stop the surge. By the time the breaker kicks out thousands of amps have already flowed through them. It may only be the fuse, but most likely the switching transistor for the power supply or a diode in the power supply...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: no power, sony triniton, average life expectancy
sony triniton, average life expectancy, tube sets: A set this old is not a good candidate for repair - economically speaking. Did you do the whack test? (Smack the set all over the place in hopes it will reactivate a bad connection or cold solder joint). Average life expectancy of a tube set is around...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: power button, likley, power button
likley, power button, tv 4: hi sandy its tuff to be exact and heres why a model number helps us to know what chassis ect were talking about you could have a power supply problem or a deflection problem or system control problem as a thought from description id suspect...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: No power to color tv, philips magnovox, power management system
philips magnovox, power management system, sensitive circuits: ONE: Your vom will not damage anything when you are measuring line voltage parameters. TWO: The place to start is at the power cord. If you are not getting any indication on the front panel it could be something as simple as an open power cord or bad...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: No power to color tv, philips magnovox, dc volts
philips magnovox, dc volts, sensitive circuits: any dc meter will work find. just make sure you use the right ground.(hot or cold) the tv has both.i do not have a manual on this model, but in most cases all the voltages are there at all times. even the 130 vdc for the horizontal are on at all times. the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: power cycling, man date, tv widescreen
man date, tv widescreen, digital projection: Hi Jason most likely its a large signal board problem but there are a couple of checks to be sure there are also smb board troubles its tuff to say as a cost boards are as follows smb 175.00 large signal 470.00 plus labor let me know what...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: No power on Emerson EWD2004, power management system, protection mode
power management system, protection mode, warranty service: Try plugging directly into a wall outlet. TO check the outlet you can plug a lamp into the same outlet to verify there is power. Reset the house breaker if you are uncertain about the power being live at the outlet. You should hear some kind of clicking...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: power failure on akai video, factory default settings, work functions
factory default settings, work functions, power failure: The reset by code into the remote is what we call a soft reset. It sends a signal to the cpu. A hard reset is what I suggested to you; if the power is unplugged for a long enough period of time to totally discharge all internal eproms and memories, then...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: No power to Hard drive, diamond max, warranty repairs
diamond max, warranty repairs, ata 133: The only way I know of for retreiving data from hd is to take it to a computer shop that specializes in these matters. They have the hardware and software to get the hd spinning and pull off the data and transfer it to another form of storage or to another...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: power light flashes, light flashes, high voltage
light flashes, high voltage, lori: Hi Lori it sounds like it might be a high voltage leak as in a part is breaking down the set is not that old it should be worth fixing but you may spend as high as 165 on it it possibly will last longer then what there selling at this point...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: No power; Panasonic TV, panasonic tv, problem thanks
panasonic tv, problem thanks, power cord: There are a couple of possibilities here. If the set is indead dead, the most likely culprit is the standby transformer. If you are getting a click followed shortly thereafter by another click, then the TV is detecting a problem and shutting down to prevent...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: No power on a Pioneer stereo cd deck receiver, pioneer web site, output transistors
pioneer web site, output transistors, pioneer stereo: This is an older model and I cannot find the owners manual on the Pioneer web site. Check the power outlet with a lamp to make sure you don t have bad circuit breaker in the home wiring. Check the power cord by wiggling the ends where the molded plugs...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: no power on phillips 43", audio amplifiers, tv model
audio amplifiers, tv model, management module: Paul, ONE: Have you checked the power outlet you are connected to? Is there a light on the front panel - of any kind? If not, then you may have an open circuit breaker in your home. Best check is to connect a lamp to the outlet that you have the tv plugged...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: No power to phonograph, drive turntable, volt meter
drive turntable, volt meter, radio shack: Hello Dianne, If you have a volt meter you should use it to test the power up to the switch. Something as simple as dirty switch contacts can cause this, no power problem. Double check that the motor turns freely and that all the mechanics that move the switch...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: no power/pic distorted, ge model, best bet
ge model, best bet, first tv: both of these sould like they are having power supply problems. the first tv is going bad and will go out all the way. the problem is that the cost of a new tv is going to be the better investment. a new 25in tv is about 150-200. the cost of repair will range...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: power problem on mitsubishi tv, mitsubishi tv, tv mitsubishi
mitsubishi tv, tv mitsubishi, independent sections: This is brought about by the protection circuit being activated from a shorted condition somewhere among the several independent sections of the tv. Most common causes are failures in the high voltage and deflection amplifiers. The repair is most always...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: power problem, factory default settings, strange connection
factory default settings, strange connection, diagnostic code: Yes, Luke, your tv has developed a sickness. Actually, there is: GOOD NEWS: Sony, a few years ago, built into their better tv sets a diagnostic tool. The indicator is the blinking of the light on the front panel. MORE GOOD NEWS: There are several...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: power problems with 45, fluke 87, output transistor
fluke 87, output transistor, troubleshooting ability: ok these are 2sd1556 they will not both be bad. they are hooked together in the circuit. so if one reads shorted they both will. you need to remove them and see which one of them is the shorted one and let me know?? there will be more bad parts depending...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: power problems with tv, dust buildup, double e
dust buildup, double e, time bill: is this a F31672? if so this model is common for this and it is not dust. this has a problem with the double e-prom chip and some solder connections in the tv. a repair would range around 190.00 or so. good luck :) let me know if you need more info on...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: power problems, samsung projection tv, fluid leaks
samsung projection tv, fluid leaks, fluid leak: Hi James you could have a power supply problem or you may have a fluid leak on one of the tubes it sounds as if its trying to strart up but shutting back down in protection mode it will require trouble shooting the set to determine what is causing this...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: power goes on and off repeatedly, power supply failure, lighton
power supply failure, lighton, power button: IT is fixable. But, in 80% of the cases for this kind of failure it is very expensive; over $300 plus house call if you order a technician in to the house. In 20% of the cases it is something inexpensive. The protection circuit has been activated; which...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: no power - Sony KDP-57WS550, protection circuitry, speed internet connection
protection circuitry, speed internet connection, high speed internet connection: Your manual can be found at: http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=KDP57WS550&LOC=3 and there is a troubleshooting section on page 109. Manual is about 5MB so hope you have high speed Internet connection! There is a special reset...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: power supply, rca tv, model number
rca tv, model number, power supply: this model has a problem with the power supply that might cause this. a repair cost will range around 150.00. given the age it might be better to invest into a newer tv at this point.(when it goes all the way out.) good luck :) let me know if you need more...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: no power on Toshiba 27" flatscreen tv, toshiba 27, happy holidays
toshiba 27, happy holidays, power surge: Some parts of the TV are on all the time. This is what allows you to use the remote to turn it on. This part of the set is what usually gets smoked during a power surge. I will need to look up this model to see what parts are the likely ones. Check the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: No power to Trinitron Color TV, power fuse, tv circuits
power fuse, tv circuits, power relay: Hello Gail, If you press the power button and you do not see a power on light or hear a click from a power relay, the main power fuse may have popped. If the main power fuse did blow out it might be due to a power surge. You can try to replace the main fuse...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: no power to tv, 32 tv, local service
32 tv, local service, power cord: Hi Brian its possible you have a power supply problem you would have to have schematics and multi meter and knowledge to trouble shoot the set if you have this then i can assist if not then you should contact a local service pro in your area...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: no power up, ohm meter, judkins
ohm meter, judkins, projection tv: Norman, The transistor Q4101 may be shorted, use an ohm meter and test the transistor to see if shorted out. I won t be able to tell you anything else about this TV until I return to my shop on Tuesday so I can look over the service manual. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: pr3061 a105 Magnavox tv NO PICTURE, rear projection television, google search
rear projection television, google search, high pitch: It could be. If the wiring of the filaments are in series or if the high voltage goes too high with only one or two of the guns working. But, normally, for most projection systems that are normally wired, there is no problem in doing so. If it says so,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: previous question about zenith system 3, zenith system, tact switch
zenith system, tact switch, previous question: The most likely cause of this is a bad tact switch. This can be repaired by removing the front panel circuit board and replacing the switch. You can try calling a parts supplier to see if the whole board is available too. Dan P.S. Since I ve answered...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: pro scan tv, scan tv, deflection amplifier
scan tv, deflection amplifier, safety feature: The protection and safety feature has been activated. This is caused when one or more of the 8 or 10 sections of the tv is defective and pulling too much current. In most cases it is a severe and expensive repair, such as main power supply, high voltage,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: problem Hitachi 46UX12BC, high voltage system, vertical amplifier
high voltage system, vertical amplifier, tube filaments: Yes, I think so. Worth a try, in any event. Convergence in Hitachi sets is not easy. Here is a web site that may help you. http://www.epanorama.net/links/servicemanuals.html There are several links on this page related to Hitachi and tv in general....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Same problem as others with static on Aiwa NSX-D939, aiwa nsx, aiwa stereo
aiwa nsx, aiwa stereo, output transistors: ADDENDUM, I saw your comments in the evaluation report. Thank you. Perhaps you don t understand that troubleshooting audio video equipment is not like fixing a car or machine; there are hundreds, thousands of components in electronic equipment that can cause...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: problem with philips 27rf50, video drive, runnning
video drive, runnning, exact cause: Tim, The problem could be due to a video fault. Something in the video output section may be failing causing the video drive to increase and that will cause horizontal lines (retrace lines)to show on the screen. Any number of faults can cause lines on the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: problem with philips 36pt71 b129 chassis#36h800 7592, philips stu, free schematics
philips stu, free schematics, volt input: Quite the technician! Thanks for the explanation. So, did you get it working again? You can find a schematic for this set - or one very similar to it - on the internet with a search. Use google.com and search words of free schematics and the third...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: problem with my rca tv, floor model tv, tv repair shop
floor model tv, tv repair shop, hook ups: I would need to know what the part is that was found to be defective. I suspect the shop can get the part but they know it is expensive and the cost of repairing the set is maybe not worth the repair cost. That is usually the case. For a set this old,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: problem with red color convergance, toshiba rear projection, projector lamp
toshiba rear projection, projector lamp, projection model: hello dave this is a very common problem on your tv. the convergence circuit has gone bad in the tv and you need a repair. a cost for this will range around 400.00. this is a great model and well worth a repair. good luck :) let me know if you need more...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: problem with speakers, metal chassis, audio cables
metal chassis, audio cables, joyce joyce: Joyce, FIRST: Check to make sure the cables are pushed into the jacks all the way. The loud buzzing is usually from a missing ground connection. It can also be from a bad cable. If only one audio cable is bad you should be getting buzz in only one channel....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: problem with a Toshiba 428H1 from April '02, first five minutes, purples
first five minutes, purples, patchy: 42H81 was a great model. sounds like you have a bad hyper module. this has to do with the video. a cost range will be 500-590 on this one because of the part is so much. i think in this case it is better to replace the tv. good luck :) let me know if you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: problems with projection tv, rear projection tv, phillips magnavox
rear projection tv, phillips magnavox, common ailments: The CRTs may be starting to weaken. Without a model number, I can t research common ailments, but you can try turning up the screen control a little on the flyback transformer. That may brighten up the pix a bit at least in the short term. Post the model...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: having problems with samsung HDTV...need diagnosis, software glitch, channel buttons
software glitch, channel buttons, video menu: I think the controller IC chip has gone kaput. BUT, it could also be just a software glitch. So, try a hard reset and see if it solves the problem. If it does not you will need service. If still under warranty the factory service center should take care...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: problems with tv/av mode, lg television, ir signal
lg television, ir signal, battery power: ONE: Try a hard reset. Merely unplug the power cord for 4 hours or more, then power up again. TWO: Try the controls on the front of the set. Perhaps the button on the remote is defective. Also, try new batteries in the remote. Also, clean the eye opening...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: probs with sound on onkyo 747 a/v receiver, output amplifier, speaker outputs
output amplifier, speaker outputs, damn fault: Hello Lee, If all the other speakers are working but not the surround, The spark may have been due to a static discharge that damaged the output amplifier/s for the surround channel. I won t know if I have service data for this stereo until I return to my...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: program daily on svhs jvc vcr HR-s2902u, jvc vcrs, jvc vcr
jvc vcrs, jvc vcr, vcr timer: Bob, I don t know of any problems with the JVC VCR timer functions. I do know that some makes and models of VCR s will have a conflict with the times and dates when set to record on time record. You may want to contact JVC to ask if any timer problems exist...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: programming remotes, scientific atlantic cable box, atlantic cable
scientific atlantic cable box, atlantic cable, sony tv: Hello Grets, You will need to have the programming codes for this remote, you may have to try several codes until you find the one that will work all functions. The remote control that you have, is it a Sony for TV or is a remote for the Scientific Atlantic...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: programming, channel selector, cable signal
channel selector, cable signal, screen menu: You must enter into the on-screen-menu or display. From there you select the antenna or cable input. You probably need the exact remote control or a properly chosen universal remote to do this. I don t know what you mean by reliant on an old vcr ....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: -------------------------..., spanish channel, entertainment series
spanish channel, entertainment series, audio language: No, there really isn t. If the broadcaster is sending english on the main channel and there is no other language on the sap, then you get english. Same with spanish; if that is what the broadcaster is sending, then that is what you get. There are...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: how to get out of progressive scan, daewoo dvd vcr combo, video input
daewoo dvd vcr combo, video input, progressive scan: Use the yello video as this is standard video to access the menu on screen hook this to a yello video input on your tv and select that video input. you should be able to change to component output back to interlaced Steve Leamy Jones Electronic...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: progressive scan problem, pioneer web site, pioneer dv 260
pioneer web site, pioneer dv 260, progressive mode: Frank, http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pio/pe/images/portal/cit_11221/268906933DV285SOperatingInstructions.pdf The above is a manual for a different model (yours, the dv-260 is not shown on the Pioneer web site) but I believe the operations are the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: progressive scan, correct aspect ratio, component video cables
correct aspect ratio, component video cables, sony trinitron: There are some problems such as this with progressive scans. First, read the instruction booklet on your tv very carefully and make sure you are in the right settings on the tv (most of the new ones will automatically adjust for the correct aspect ratio,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: projection Hitachi 50ex8k/10b, factory default settings, corruption problem
factory default settings, corruption problem, judy gill: Judy, Yes, it could be an internal corruption problem, but I doubt it. This problem is usually a serious power failure and generally very expensive. Sorry to say. ONE: First, reset the tv by unplugging the power cord and let it remain unplugged for...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: projection rca with chassis PTK-169., little help from my friends, panel switch
little help from my friends, panel switch, output voltages: Tom, The problem may be due to a faulty EPROM. I have seen in a few of these chassis that the supply regulator to the main processor will fail and it won t put out enough operating voltage. When you unplugged the TV and plugged it back in, the processor simply...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: projection TV, long periods of time, yellow strip
long periods of time, yellow strip, bottom center: Not sure I am visualizing the symptom, but my guess is the cooling fluid may becoming contaminated - in one or all of the projection tubes. Replacing the cooling fluid is not complex, but requires some disassembly of the tubes to get at the cooling seals....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: projection TV convergence, hitachi projection tv, magic focus
hitachi projection tv, magic focus, focus button: This is a common failure with Hitachi sets. Actually, you were charged a little less than most - which usually runs around $400 to fix up the convergence system. You could probably do the replacement by yourself. First, go to the owners manual and...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: projection TV fault, sony projection tv, hobbiest
sony projection tv, hobbiest, tv model: Second question is the easiest: Remote control will work with this unit from Dollar Tree. Cost: $1.00 First question is very difficult: Probable cause, but it cannot be verified without some testing, is failing/failed convergence. Cost of repair around...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: projection TV on the friz, jumper wires, mitsubishi tv
jumper wires, mitsubishi tv, production changes: Jack, I find that defective connections at certain locations can cause what you describe. I also find on many Mitsubishi TV s that the glue used to hold small resistors, diodes and jumper wires to the bottom side of the main circuit when production changes...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: projection TV, inch projection tv, trippler
inch projection tv, trippler, anodes: this is a high voltage leak. it will come from the trippler or one of the anodes hooked to the tubes. are you trying to fix this? a shop will charge around 400.00 to do this repair. sooner or later it will go all the way out. good luck :) let me know if...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: projection tv, cable frequencies, pioneer service
cable frequencies, pioneer service, program channels: This is a real fixer upper, I guess. On the one hand I don t want to discourage you; but on the other hand it is such an old set you cannot expect much from it. The chances are that once you fix it up, it will be but a few days until something else pops...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: projection tv, volume bar, diagnostic check
volume bar, diagnostic check, loose wires: Dennis, This is the worst kind of news. It seems the main power supply has failed. Because you have no audio or picture raster at all it means there is no power to those circuits! FIRST: Check for a fuse on the back and replace it if there is one....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: projection tv, voltage wires, costly repair
voltage wires, costly repair, loud pop: sounds like one of your high voltage wires are leaking. this can be a real pain to find. BE CAREFULL it will bite and very hard.the front of each tube has a place to hold fluid. this fluid keeps the face of the tube cool.in some cases a seal goes bad and...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: projection tv, cave man, proper tools
cave man, proper tools, hour glass: Hi Tom I m always in favor of the cave man approach to testing a TV :) it sounds like your pincushion circuit you most likely have some bad connections with some parts on the sweep deflection board that would be your big board on the right side...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: projection tv, rectifier diode, power supply failure
rectifier diode, power supply failure, static sound: Seems to be a main power supply failure. Sounds simple, but there are many sections in the supply and well over 200 parts. But, you can get an idea of whether it is performing correclty or not with some simple voltmeter measurements; either by you or someone...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: projection tv, google search, magic focus
google search, magic focus, hitachi 43fdx15b: I have had this symptom reported previously, but this being Christmas day, I don t have the time to search it. You may be able to find something specific with a google search. In any event, I think you will need to have the convergence chips replaced....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: projection tv, mitsubishi projection tv, vertical deflection
mitsubishi projection tv, vertical deflection, deflection amplifier: Yes, it could be a tuner problem. It could also be a synch separator OR a vertical deflection amplifier problem. You will likely need a tech to come in and take some voltage measurements and do some analysis. However, I would suggest you get another...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: projection tv picture, e mail address, philips magnavox
e mail address, philips magnavox, tv model: the first problem is a bad power supply. it is very common on this model. we would have to test voltages to see what parts are needed.the tv will stop working in the near future. the 2nd problem is a lot of info. send me your e-mail address and i will send...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: projection tv poblems, model pt, projection system
model pt, projection system, system tv: HI Teresa you have a set that has problems they may be related but its most likely going to be on the signal board and you may be looking at a cost of 400 to 600 to repair it and you will most likely have to have a servicer look at it for you but...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: projection tv repair, projection tv repair, rca model
projection tv repair, rca model, chassis number: this tv is a real pain in the butt. i have never seen a bigger tv that just falls a part as bad as this one. i would trash it. anyway now that i vented about the itc222. lets see waht we can do to help. this problem could be in the convergence output board...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: projection tv repair, projection tv repair, high voltage supply
projection tv repair, high voltage supply, rca projection tv: Bill, Most likely something the power supply has failed. With the picture shrinking it may be a vertical output fault or a possible high voltage supply problem. If you have the service manual and the knowledge of projection TV circuits you should be able...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: projection tv shutting off, necessary measurements, vibration test
necessary measurements, vibration test, electronic circuits: Humidity is no friend of electronic circuits. So, be careful, but vacuuming out the dust may help. Shutting down is usually a function of the protection circuit. IT could be defective itself, but is more probably detecting some shorted conditions that...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: projection tv turns on but no picture, phillips magnavox, projection tv
phillips magnavox, projection tv, volts: this is very common. it is the power supply going bad. it should run at 130 volts dc. but it is now running much lower that this. just enought for the tv to come on. but not enough to power all the circuits right. you are welcome to call me 904-278-104...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: projection tv, sears and roebuck, chassis model
sears and roebuck, chassis model, chassis number: ok you have a bad power supply in the tv. a repair cost would range 400-500. i do not think you can get the parts on this model anymore. even if we could i would not invest this money into a 13 year old tv. i think your money is best spent on investing into...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: proscan 50inch ps50700, long periods of time, boat anchor
long periods of time, boat anchor, diagnostic check: Not a great set - in my opinion. Now getting old. If it has been setting around for lo these many years there may be several additional failures due to the caps and other components not being charged up. It is not good for them to go long periods of time...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: proscan beeping, lots of money, beep
lots of money, beep, failure: It is a failure of one of the power supplies. It must be diagnosed by a qualified technician; there are too many possible trouble locattions and you will have to spend some money to get it fixed. First, try unplugging it for a full 4 hours and try again,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: proscan model 27600 tv, output transistor, flyback transformer
output transistor, flyback transformer, thanks in advance: Gilbert, Without looking at the TV it would be hard to say what may have burned up or how much it would cost to repair the TV. Most likely something in the main power supply has failed, possibly the horizontal output transistor and/or the flyback. A close...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: proscan rear projection tv, rear projection tv, inch guns
rear projection tv, inch guns, costly repairs: Any projection system this old is not a candidate for any expensive repairs, unfortunately. Why? Because, statistically, there is a very high probability there will be another failure soon thereafter. Then, the investment becomes too great too justify; you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: proscan vcr is locked, proscan vcr, google
proscan vcr, google, power cord: First try a hard reset to see if that will unlock it. Unplug the power cord for 1 hour; the power it up again. You can download the manual from the internet. Go to the manufacturers web and try to find it. Also, if you google for it there are couple of...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: protection circuit, high voltage generator, monster surge protector
high voltage generator, monster surge protector, internal circuitry: No, an outside surge protector has no influence on the internal circuitry. A common ailment in big screens is the high voltage generator which consumes the greatest amount of power from the internal power supply. Often, it becomes weak and consumes too...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: proyector TV black out after 1 hour, component failures, simple stuff
component failures, simple stuff, black out: Lets start with the simple stuff first. If you have any soldering experience, look at the main board for solder connections that are not shiny and resolder them. Since the TV works for a while, I would first look for bad connections. If that does not resolve...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: pull the convergence board out of pioneer SD-P50A50-k, pioneer sd, video products
pioneer sd, video products, lamps: I assume you are talking about the projection tubes. I suggest you not touch them unless absolutely necessary as any adjustment will throw them out of convergence. You should be able to get at the board from the back, but I don t know this set personally....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: pulsing power up ,will not turn on, rear projection tv, tv model
rear projection tv, tv model, model number: hi well as to the click thats a relay opening and closing you have some kind of a problem in one of the circuits causing this shutdown they will all fail at some time and require service as to where to start looking you may take the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: purchasing a tv, 32 inch television, home theatre system
32 inch television, home theatre system, line models: Peggy, If you are on a tight budget I would recommend Sanyo. They are very reliable and pretty good bang for the buck. They do not have a lot of features, but do have the basics. You will need audio out to feed the surround system; the Sanyo 32 inch sets...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: purple marks on tv screen, degaussing coil, color distortion
degaussing coil, color distortion, tube type: Yes, the screen may be magnetized. It can be caused by any magnetic field being too close to the tv. The most common cause is from a subwoofer or other loudspeaker being nearby. But the correction is the following: ONE: Every tube type tv has a...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Quasar Combo Dimming, tv vcr combo, stroke of genius
tv vcr combo, stroke of genius, bright as day: This is probably electronic drift in the control section. Here is my recommendation (50% guess; without some hands on testing it would be impossible to predict with any more accuracy, but I am pretty good at guessing!) ONE: Do a reset. Unplug the power...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Quasar picture will not show on rear projection, crt tubes, bias voltages
crt tubes, bias voltages, classical case: Yes, they are big and very hard to move around. One might say the projection tubes are giving out and have retired. The cure would be, of course, to replace them - at a terrible cost. However, I don t think this the classical case of dying picture guns....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Quasar SX1351HE Television, vertical amplifier, inch strip
vertical amplifier, inch strip, picture tube: ONE: There is no set this old that is worth anything other than a trivial repair - such as replacing a worn out speaker, etc. TWO: The repairs on this will be expensive - if the parts are even available anymore. THREE: The defective section is the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Quasar TV with no sound, internal functionality, internal speakers
internal functionality, internal speakers, external speakers: It may be there is a switch at the back of the set. Sometimes they are called an internal/external switch. The speaker wiring harness probably had the provision for connecting to external speakers. You must somehow restore the workings of the internal speaker...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Quasar TV, scratch pad, action button
scratch pad, action button, power button: hi christopher with the set on and at the front controls push the action button and power button and hold them down till the set displays a scratch pad diagnositcs then power it off and back on and go through chanel set up again ect let me know...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Quasar tv model SP3220V, regulator ic, regulator circuit
regulator ic, regulator circuit, type ic: Hi Eric, When the picture resembles an hour glass in shape, it s generally a problem in the pincushion correction circuit. The jittering in the picture at high volume levels indicates a problem in the regulator circuit which can also cause the problem...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Quasar VCR malfunction, head stereo vcr, quasar vcr
head stereo vcr, quasar vcr, vcr head: Alison, The problem with your VCR may be that all the belts plus the idler may need replacing. In addition the VCR may need a good cleaning and lubrication. With the price of 4 head stereo VCR s today, it may not be cost effective to repair this VCR. TOM,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Quasar VCR, quasar vcr, memories
quasar vcr, memories, panasonic: Hi Susan, This brings back memories! How old is this unit? Panasonic and Quasar had a problem in the late 80 s with some VCR s and two IC s had to be changed at the same time or one or the other would fail again. These parts are No Longer Available. Time...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Question ON 36, metallized film, flyback transformer
metallized film, flyback transformer, mkp: Hi William yes that cap depending on where it is in the circuit could cause a shut down problem if its burnt i would replace it and see what happens but you have most likely found your problem in the deflection circuit hope this has helped...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: This Question is for A mitsubishi..., loose connection, luck of the draw
loose connection, luck of the draw, time tv: Try a hard reset and give it the vibration/whack check, but I think it may be something more serious. RESET: Unplug the power cord for 4 hours or more, then try again. WHACK: Smack the set vigorously in several places all around the cabinet. Often a...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Questioning a VCR fault, and this sites knowledge!, time lapse vcr, sony vcr
time lapse vcr, sony vcr, home vcr: Kris, I some times see this problem with home VCR s as well as security time lapse VCR s. The memory will become jumbled up by a small surge on the AC power line and the VCR s will act strange and may not accept and hold any programmed timer functions. On...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Qusar TV, quasar tv, fresh batteries
quasar tv, fresh batteries, manual button: You don t need the tv on to program the remote. http://www.xdiv.com/remotes/ This page has instructions for many, many remote controls. The booklet that comes with the remote has the codes listed accordingly. Make sure it has fresh batteries in it....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: quasar vv2009, dollar tree store, closed captions
dollar tree store, closed captions, dollar tree: You must have a remote. Go to Dollar Tree store near you. Purchase the universal remote they have in the electronics section. Yes, they cost $1.00. It will operate your Quasar set. I bot one out of curiosity to see if a $1.00 remote would work. It has...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: queries regarding TV remote control circuit, xs4all nl, tv remote control
xs4all nl, tv remote control, ir receiver: ONE: Remote is a transmitter using an IR (infrared diode) to pulse the code to the tv. TWO: The eye in the tv is an IR receiver diode; the code from the remote is decoded and switching logic is used to perform the various functions. THREE: Here is...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: question, vibration test, stomp on
vibration test, stomp on, grunts: I don t know what you mean by flashing back. Could you explain specifically what happens in as great a detail as you possible can. That is important. Based on the fact it comes and goes and has been doing so over a long period of time it is exactly...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: qustion, proper connections, electrical problem
proper connections, electrical problem, technical skill: You are better off burning and then playing the cds on the stereo. You can connect the audio from the pc to a stereo, but I have found there are many difficulties sometimes, depending on the make of the computer and the brand of the stereo. Often times...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: R.C.A. problems, rca brand, target practice
rca brand, target practice, frought: Mark, ONE: This set is a picture in picture with only one tuner; you must have a vcr hooked up in order to use it for the second tuner. That is probably why you were unable to get it working. TWO: This model seems to be frought with problems and it...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RAC questions, output transistor, rca
output transistor, rca, angles: Aaron, The PPR400 may have a fault with the convergence module. In most cases the convergence module will have defective solder connections on the pins of the amp modules soldered to the circuit board. The RCA F27733SB probably has a shorted out horizontal...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Radio Antenna, commercial antenna, antenna designs
commercial antenna, antenna designs, antenna theory: OK: Here is your problem. The Sanyo receiver that you have does not have sufficient selectivity (the abillity to receive on station and when there is another more powerful one on a nearby frequency) and that is the main problem. For example, you want...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Radio button Stuck, tone control circuit, toyota highlander
tone control circuit, toyota highlander, honda pilot: You can try, but be very careful. These are often made of a sensitive material that is easily destroyed or damaged during handling. You may end up at the Ford dealer where they can replace the button face of the radio. Don t know what it will cost. Some...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Radio interference with VCR tracking, rf environments, rf interference
rf environments, rf interference, radio interference: Best solution is to move back to your old residence! Of course, I know that is not what you want to do! If it really is rf interference, it is very hard to deal with. I am not doubting your judgement, but the engineers who design vcrs are very careful...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Radio Shack Tv/Vcr combo no power, tv vcr combos, tv vcr combo
tv vcr combos, tv vcr combo, control circuits: Hello Brian, The power supply in most TV/VCR combos will be running at all times due to the unit needing voltage to operate the remote control circuits. Please give me all the numbers off the rear of your unit including the UL number, this way I can look...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA, 52 rca tv, wall receptacle
52 rca tv, wall receptacle, warranty station: Ethel, RCA are famous for DOA (Dead On Arrival). I would urge you to either take it back to the dealer or take it to the RCA Warranty station........ I don t know about RCA warranty policy, but some companies, like Panasonic will send a repair truck to...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 13, rca tv, circuit component
rca tv, circuit component, state component: Douglas, I m sorry that I haven t got back to you sooner, I have been out of state a few days visiting family. I will give you the number of the transistor sub for your TV some time tuesday after I return to my shop. I found my service manual at my home office,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 169 CHASSIS HOME THEATER, voltage measurements, pincushion
voltage measurements, pincushion, heat sink: its in the pincushion circuit that is usually a small board suspended off the horizontal heat sink it could be a transistor or the ic you will have to take some voltage measurements and replace the defective parts also there is a box cap and diode...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 1993 Big Screen Chasis #PTK169PCA, audio outputs, old tv
audio outputs, old tv, cable box: this could be a bad power supply. or the audio board might be bad. in this model if the audio outputs short then the tv will not come on. a cost of repair for either will range around 400.00. this is really too much to put into a 13 year old tv. this was a...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 1993 Chasis #PTK169PCA Help, video drivers, chasis
video drivers, chasis, surge protector: Your biggest problem is: Its an RCA. They have not proven to be very reliable. Your next biggest problem is the set is OLD. 13 years old! It is at the end of its life, statistically speaking. It seems there are many problems ready to explode right...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: Another RCA, high voltage system, horizontal lines
high voltage system, horizontal lines, horizontal line: Yes, I think I know what is wrong with it (other than the fact it is an RCA!). The chroma processor is not functioning correctly and the vertical blanking pulse is not getting back to the horizontal line canceller. Also, the high voltage system is unstable...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 25, power surge protector, sound period
power surge protector, sound period, man oct: Well, first try the tv directly to another power outlet to verify the tv is not the problem.... Then, move some of the other plugs around to different outlets on the surge strip. You could have a defective out plug on the strip. Cleggsan PS:...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 27", indiana plants, pitched whine
indiana plants, pitched whine, rca tv: I have good feelings about RCA; it is just that they always come up on the bottom of the list when reliability is charted. RCA home was, for many years, in the state of NJ where I lived. I know many RCA engineers and even hired some of them to work in competitors...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 27, red hue, picture tube
red hue, picture tube, gray scale: Hi Tiffany anything is fixable its a question is it advisable and cost effective there could be several things that could cause the red hue a t chip or a video driver transistor a source going low a bad picture tube or possibly even adjusting...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 27" black screen, sound good, television receivers, electronic engineer
television receivers, electronic engineer, flyback transformer: Well, in your case, since it seems to be an intermittent condition, I recommend the following; Try to find a setting that will restore the picture. Many times, just putting a book or magazine under one corner or another will put enough twist or torque...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 27" Color Console TV, electrolytic caps, loose connections
electrolytic caps, loose connections, zener: There is no 14 year old RCA that I know of that would be worthy of repairs. The problem is another problem popping up after you make the repair. It happens all the time. It seems you are losing one of the power supplies. Could be from leaky/gassy electrolytic...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 27" Flat Screen Locked up remote/disabled, 27f530t, ir beam
27f530t, ir beam, sleep time: Try a hard reset (unplug power for 4 hours) to see if that will clear the problem. But, in my opinion, you should rush the set back to the retailer for a replacement. I doubt if the remote in your pocket caused the problem. WHY? Because with it in your...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: I have an RCA 27 inch, model..., wavy lines, inch model
wavy lines, inch model, cable connection: this was very common on this model tv. the problem is in the tuner adn there are several updates that have to be done in the tuner. if you know someone that solders very well let me know and i will send you how to do these updates. if not a repair would cost...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 27" TV keeps flipping channels, rca tv, rca 27 tv
rca tv, rca 27 tv, preset channels: Brian, This is either a software problem in the command controller IC chip or a hardware problem in the same area (or an intermittent which you can chase down by whacking the set with your hand or fist). DO A HARD RESET: Unplug the power cord. Leave...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 27, vertical hold, tube problem
vertical hold, tube problem, picture tube: No Problem. Always glad to help. HARD RESET: Unplug the power cord for 4 hours. This requires 4 hours in order to totally discharge all the internal voltages to zero. When this is done, the memory units inside the tv will start up at factory default...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 27v530t1 goes to black & white & then to "unusable signal", fiancee works, vertical deflection
fiancee works, vertical deflection, unusable signal: Start by looking around for a replacement tv; it will not be long until you will give up on it and just go out and buy another one! That is my prediction. Why? Because not only is it an RCA, which has an inferior reliability record, but the kind of failure...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 31" NO PICTURE, good afternoon, capacitors
good afternoon, capacitors, rca: Michael, The problem sounds like a vertical output fault. The vertical output IC may have failed or the feedback capacitors for it are leaky. The problem may also be due to defective solder connections on the pins of the vert output IC. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 32" (F32645) will not power on, rca 32, vibration test
rca 32, vibration test, loose connections: Can you take it back to its original place and see if it works there as before? That is a good check. With your voltmeter, check the outlet to make sure it is the full 117vac at the receptacle. Chances are the set has gone into protection. ONE:...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 32 inch TV, rca 32 inch tv, flyback transformer
rca 32 inch tv, flyback transformer, best buy: Look down the back of the set when you attempt to start it up. I would guess that you will see sparks from the flyback transformer. In any case, the flyback is the most probable faulty part. This part will run you about $100 or so not including labor. ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 32, rca 32, rca tv
rca 32, rca tv, valid strategy: I would be more comfortable if you were electronically inclined because you can never be sure without some testing of the suspected parts. One strategy that very successful repair people use it to just replace the most suspect part; if that does not cure...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 32" Model F32730SB, rca 32, repairfaq
rca 32, repairfaq, troubleshooting methods: This is caused by the protection circuit going into action. Whenever an excessive amount of current drain is detected by the protection circuit it immediately interrupts the power ON relay and turns the set OFF. Sometimes it is an error signal that causes...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 32" Picture and Sound Distortion Until Set Warmed Up, rca 32, internal circuitry
rca 32, internal circuitry, rca model: This is a classical intermittent connection. They are caused by loose connection of a wire or connector or a cold solder joint. They are usually very hard to find, but if you can find them they are easy to fix (by resoldering or cleaning a connector pin,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 32, rca 32, horizontal deflection
rca 32, horizontal deflection, output transistor: My personal experience - and I am not a repair person, I am a theoretician and scientist who does this expert thing just to keep my brain from going senile!! - but I have answered over 7,000 questions from questioners - is about the same as the findings from...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 32" TV Crackling Noise?, crackling noise, rca 32
crackling noise, rca 32, dust accumulation: Yes, it is easily fixed. You can do it by yourself and it will cost you nothing! The crackling noise is arcing of the high voltage due to either dirt/dust accumulation or from the wires being to close to the chassis and arcing over. If there are any...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 32" TV Model #F32645, air inlets, rca 32
air inlets, rca 32, home theatre system: ONE: Do a hard reset; unplug the tv power cord for 4 hours or more. Then try again. TWO: Try the tv direct; unplug (it must be unplugged, not just turned off) it from the home theatre system and see if the sound works ok or not. THREE: If you are...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 32" TV - Video pushes in and out., rca 32, rca tv
rca 32, rca tv, rca f32715: there is a few different circuits that will cause this. on the RCA techincal website it talkes about two different problems like this. one is just a bad connection in the hoizontal drive circuit. the other is a bad transformer. both are easy to fix. ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 32" television, rca 32, rca model
rca 32, rca model, audio menu: Try a hard reset. This will correct any corruptions in the eprom soft codes. Merely unplug the power cord for 4 hours; then power it up again. If that does not solve the problem it indicates you may have to call in a repair tech who can find and replace...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 32" tv color problem, rca 32, salad spoon
rca 32, salad spoon, rca brand: Joe, If it is a cold solder joint - which are very common with RCA brand - they are not easy to find unless they are erratic. Try the whacking test: Just bang on the set in a few places - top, back, sides, etc. - to see if you can restore the picture color....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA #32645 power problems, rca tv, diagnostic routine
rca tv, diagnostic routine, tv model: Well, this is an rca. They have not been high on the list for reliability the past several years. The problem with the shutting off is that the protection circuit is the culprit. Whenever it detects excessive current being drawn from anywhere in the tv...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 32F530TYX1, protection circuitry, protection circuits
protection circuitry, protection circuits, warranty repairs: Pete, Yes, RCA is not the most reliable set around! The power protection circuits in most tvs will reset and try to come back on. So, if you unplug the power cord for a few minutes and try again and still there is not clicking or indication of an attempt...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 32in TruFlat TV won't turn on, rca truflat, switching power supply
rca truflat, switching power supply, inch rca: Bill, When a fuse is blackened on the inside of the glass, it indicates that some kind of a heavy electrical sugre went into the TV. You may get lucky if you replace the blown fuse and the TV works OK again. In many cases a surge will burn up sereval parts...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 32v430t tv powers up but light blinks then turns off, loose connection, power button
loose connection, power button, power cord: Try these two freebies and see if they give a clue. ONE: Hard reset by unplugging the power cord for 4 hours, then try again. TWO: Give it the whack/bang test. Smack the set vigorously with your hand or fist in a variety of places. Doing so often...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 35" Home theatre TV, leaky capacitors, tv model
leaky capacitors, tv model, video driver: Sandra, The lines are most likely what are known as retrace lines they may be showing up because something in the ABL, automatic brightness limiter circuit is failing. Leaky capacitors on the PIP, picture in picture module can also cause the problem. I...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 35" Television, extreme cold temperatures, permenant magnet
extreme cold temperatures, permenant magnet, shadow mask: Hi Gary, The color discoloration or darkeness you mentioned sounds like a deguassing problem or possibly a bad shadow mask. Any chance the set got dropped while you were gone? Has there been a permenant magnet near the picture say like a stereo speaker?...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 35" TV Repair, rca model, output transistor
rca model, output transistor, pitched hum: Gene, It sounds like the horizontal output transistor has shorted out. The shorted transistor is putting a heavy load on the main power supply and this is why you are hearing that high pitched squeal. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS tdeser@zoominternet.ne...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 35" TV, power cord plugs, tv model
power cord plugs, tv model, house call: TD: ONE: Try a hard reset. Unplug the power cord for 4 hours. TWO: If that does not help, do another hard reset for 4 hours. THREE: Try the whacking test. Just bang or slap the set with your hand or fist a few times on the back, top, sides, etc....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 35, horizontal transistor, chassis number
horizontal transistor, chassis number, output transistor: Gene, I looked over the service manual and the most likely cause of the problem is that the horizontal output transistor is shorted out again. I do beleive that the repair shop isn t replacing the few parts that are weak or defective that are making the horizontal...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 36" colorTrax plus, rca 36, channel auto
rca 36, channel auto, screen menu: It is a bad tuner ciruit. The dead channels that you are experiencing is a common failure on RCA sets. You can try a hard reset: Just unplug the power cord for 4 hours and turn it back on. Then, go to the on-screen menu and make sure of the antenna settings...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 36" F36650 Picture Delay, high voltage system, rca 36
high voltage system, rca 36, output transistor: It is a high voltage system that is going down the hill. Eventually it will fail totally. If you want to keep the set you will need to fix it. The repair will cost about $150 to $250 - depending on what needs repaired. Hopefully it will be on the low...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 36" Trouble receiving some channels, rca 36, chassis number
rca 36, chassis number, corrupted data: Kevin, Please give me the chassis number off the rear of the TV. I believe the problem may be due to corrupted data in the Eprom. With the model number and the chassis number I can look over the service info. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS tdeser@zoominternet.ne...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 36" TV not powering up, rca 36 tv, output transistor
rca 36 tv, output transistor, high pitch: Hi Jeremy, The model number tells the picture size with the first two numbers, in thuis case, 35 . This chassis is a nightmare. It incorporates a cooling fan and if the fan won t start, neither will the TV. It could be a shorted horizontal output transistor...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 36, fly back transformer, rca home theater
fly back transformer, rca home theater, rca 36: hi Peter it is normal for the set to attempt to restart three times and if its not able to then it will go to latch out and have to be unplugged to restart its possible that the fly back transformer has failed as one thought if its still available...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 37inch pictrue/sound problems, more detailed description, comb filter
more detailed description, comb filter, statistical probability: Yes, due to the age it is not a wise investment. Why? This set is already older than normal for an RCA. It is near its end of life. What this means is that if you repair it there is a very strong statistical probability that you will experience another...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 46" Projection TV Problem (No power/sound/picture !), beep beep beep, rca projection tv
beep beep beep, rca projection tv, electronic beep: Brad, My guess is this is a power supply problem. It is evident in both the video and audio, so it is a problem that effects both circuits. Thus, the main power supply is suspected. Maybe the electrolytics in the ripple filter are gassy and developing...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 46" Projection TV, Picture went out, rca projection tv, voltage generators
rca projection tv, voltage generators, tv model: Well, there are so many possible causes. The symptoms you describe, quite honestly, seem to me to be a bad projection tube of the voltage board that drives it/them. I don t know what the tubes are that you described. They could be the high voltage generators....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 46" no start & chirping, heathkit, chirp
heathkit, chirp, e mail: if the chirp stays the whole time the tv is pluged in?? then yes the HOT and the flyback are your problem. do not use gernic parts to fix this unit. also there is no need to worry about discharge with a bad flyback on this unit. this is a easy fix for you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 46 in Tv Model P46160WK..., light flashes, tv model
light flashes, tv model, power button: the problem you have now is a bad splitter. it is very common to go bad on this model and makes a arching sound. this part is 30-50 plus labor. it is hard to change. there is one other problem that can cause this arching(tapping) sound , but is not common....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 47" p46731at, rca home theatre, radio shack
rca home theatre, radio shack, questons: i am not sure if he fixed it or not. i do tech support for a living answering questons for 100 or more calls a week.so i do not remember. the fuse is right behind the tv s plug. it is a 5 amp acg fuse and you can get it at a radio shack. good luck :) ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 51" Displays 3-D Image, shadow images, blue shadow
shadow images, blue shadow, tv model: Yes, John, the convergence board is the problem. I give that a 90% chance that is the right diagnosis. The replacement cost of a board will be upwards of $350 to $400 plus a house call for the tech to come out and fix it. You could replace it by yourself...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52, rca 52 projection tv, home alot
rca 52 projection tv, home alot, ok copy: OK copy and paste all this into a e-mail so i can track the repair send it with some pictures of the inside of the tv to tvdoctor@comcast.net always hit reply on all e-mails so i can have a history. i will mark the pictures and show you where to check...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52, japanese set, source voltage
japanese set, source voltage, likley: HI Rebecca in this case your looking at something on the signal board most likley or a source voltage gone but you could easily get into 400.00 to 600.00 trying to get this fixed if your thinking upgrade this may be a good time for it and...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52, tolerence, standby mode
tolerence, standby mode, resistor: Rob, I may have received the service manual, however I haven t looked at all of the manuals that my service center has come in each week. I will look over all the manuals that came over the last few days to see if the CTC211 manual is in. I will let you know...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" Green Color, rca 52 hdtv, convergence
rca 52 hdtv, convergence, colors: Mike, The problem with the TV may be that the color drives are out of adjustment. In most cases this happens when parts are slightly. You can try to adjust the green screen control and/or drive controls to bring down the green drive. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" HD50W52 model, ballast, rca 52
ballast, rca 52, dlp: Hello Brian What the LED sequence is telling us is that there is an error code.Unfortunatly,since there is no picture we cannot read the code directly off the screen.You would need a special piece of test equipment to read the code in this way.So we are at...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52 HDTV wont power on, rca 52 hdtv, hold ups
rca 52 hdtv, hold ups, cable system: ONE: It is an RCA. Sorry to say, but they are not so reliable now days, unfortunately. TWO: The protection circuit is cutting in on the operation. This is usually due to a short circuit somewhere in the system. THREE: Is it still under warranty? ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" HDTV, rca 52 hdtv, rca model
rca 52 hdtv, rca model, home theater receiver: we have A LOT of problems with this model. i mean it is the most trouble made tv i have ever seen. the problem you are having is the tv is going into shutdown. this is a protect mode that the tv does when there is a problem in the tv. on this model there are...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" Home Theatre Premier TV, factory default settings, premier tv
factory default settings, premier tv, volume button: ONE: You must do a hard reset of the tv and purchase a new remote control. I think some of the keys are stuck; either electrically or mechanically in the present remote. TWO: Do the hard reset by unplugging the power cord from the power socket for 4 hours....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52 inch screen distorted, fish eye lens, daughter board
fish eye lens, daughter board, widescreen format: Okey. I looked. There is not much. I searched through several servicing sites. There was nothing relating to convergence solutions, only power supply problems. The set is too old for good data in public domain places. The only solution is a factory service...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52 inch Television, chassis number, inch television
chassis number, inch television, power cord: Michele, Without the complete model number and the chassis number it would be hard for me to give you any suggestions as to what the problem may be related to. Please provide me with the chassis number and the model number. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS tdeser@zoominternet.ne...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" model P52937SG, rca brand, failure mode
rca brand, failure mode, deflection amplifier: If you have told me the whole story (I am always suspicious of RCA brand tvs) then I would say it is either the convergence circuit if failure mode and/or the vertical deflection amplifier. It will cost at least $400 for the repair. But, I recommend you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52"model P52937SG, output amplifiers, hardware failure
output amplifiers, hardware failure, loose connections: The protection circuit has activated. This is like an intelligent fuse. It senses when there is a shorted condition that is causing too much current to be drawn by one of the several sections of the tv. So, it shuts down the set in order to avoid further...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52, chassis number, red tube
chassis number, red tube, model number: Michael, Please contact me direct with the following, The complete model number, chassis number (usually a CTC----- number). With the numbers I can give you the location and the part number of the vertical output IC. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS tdeser@zoominternet.ne...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52, crackling sound, intelligent reply
crackling sound, intelligent reply, rca brand: Well, I think the problem is in the power management system and the high voltage. You are going to have to bring in a tech who can diagnose and repair. I think the set is worth it - unless the repairs turn out to be astronomic. If my guess is correct,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" PROJECTION TV, rca 52 projection tv, fuse holder
rca 52 projection tv, fuse holder, hilder: Hello Joanne, Most likely the power supply is the cause of the problem again. These power supplies are very sensitive to power surges, the slightest surge on the power line can damage the power supply. If you know what board is the power supply you can call...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" Projection T.V. convergence, rca 52 projection tv, google search
rca 52 projection tv, google search, convergence problem: Sorry, I don t know the error codes for this set and I haven t the research time today to dig into it. However, with convergence problems it is usually the board. Replacing it is the usual procedure and they are usually around $400 for a replacement. You...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" Projection T.V., large screen tv, rca 52 tv
large screen tv, rca 52 tv, rca 52 projection: David, I have found on a few large screen TV s the some one spilled something or sprayed glass cleaner on the screen or controls that caused corrosion to build up around the switches. With a corrosion build up on the pins on the switches the controls will...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" Projection TV, rca 52 projection tv, left hand corner
rca 52 projection tv, left hand corner, rca 52 projection: I have not been able to find reference to it in the owners manual. But you have done the right thing by doing a hard reset. The fact that it did not go away afterwards points to the v-chip and parental control function being set. So, I am thinking - not...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" Projection TV, rca 52 projection tv, channel buttons
rca 52 projection tv, channel buttons, service mode: Hi Justin, The set is stuck in the Service Mode Try this: Turn power off, then using front panel controls, hold channel down and volume down at the same time for 8 seconds. The set will power up in the service mode. Use channel buttons to navigate...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" Projection TV, rca 52 projection tv, rca 52 projection
rca 52 projection tv, rca 52 projection, switch service: i can tell you that the fluid leaking in this tv is a real big problem on this model. i bet they did not get it a ll cleaned up very well or they did not seal the leak right and you still have fluids in the tv on the power boards. it is very hard to find and...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" Projection TV Model # P52927, rca 52 projection tv, tube filaments
rca 52 projection tv, tube filaments, rca model: Tom, The problem could be due to a high voltage fault or a no video problem. With a no video problem the tube filaments will be lit but no light on the screen. With a high voltage fault the filaments won t be lit but the TV will in most cases have sound....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" Projection TV, rca 52 projection tv, high voltage power
rca 52 projection tv, high voltage power, high voltage power supply: Steve, Most likely something in the high voltage power supply/output has failed. In many of these RCA TV s if the horizontal output transistor fails it will put a heavy load on the power supply and you will hear the noise that you mentioned. The noise is...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" Projection, rca projection tv, 52 rca projection tv
rca projection tv, 52 rca projection tv, rgb colors: The convergence is off. Probably the convergence system has failed. Since it draws lots of power it could also be the cause of the popping and snapping you mentioned. It is not something you can repair at the home remedy level. It will require a good RCA...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" picture problem, horizontal system, necessary corrections
horizontal system, necessary corrections, cable connections: ONE: It is an RCA. Their overall quality and reliability is not among the best in the market lately. TWO: The description of the symptoms is not sufficient for me to be very confident in my analysis. But I will try. THREE: Flickering is usually...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" projection TV problem, rca projection tv, rca 52 projection tv
rca projection tv, rca 52 projection tv, rca brand: This is a convergence problem. You will need to budget around $400 for the repair. It is not something you can do at the home remedy level unless you are an experienced tv tech. The set is marginal as to whether the cost is justified. Most big screen...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" projection TV, high voltage generator, rca 52 projection tv
high voltage generator, rca 52 projection tv, rca model: Jerry, There are two possibilities for you. ONE: Call in the pros as you suggested. It will require a pretty good chunk of money to fix it. Probably the entire high voltage generator and supply will need to be replaced. Very expensive. TWO: Maybe...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52'' projection tv, rca 52 projection tv, convergence problem
rca 52 projection tv, convergence problem, projecters: I would have to see the picture in order to make a reliable judgement. If you have a camera and can send me an image to cleggsan2@aol.com I will give you a more precise rendition of what may be going on. There is much that can be determined from the detail...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" projection tv, rca 52 projection tv, circuit resets
rca 52 projection tv, circuit resets, satellite company: Could have been a line surge that caused the problem - who knows. The tv popping is the protection circuit letting the set come ON for a second or two, then it shuts it down. When you leave it on, the protectin circuit resets itself looking for a corrective...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52 in rear projection tv, rear projection tv, protection circuits
rear projection tv, protection circuits, trip level: Unplugging it merely resets the power protection circuit. Since this is a problem set which has had many hands medling with it and trying to fix it, our chances are not strong for hitting the nail on the head. But, let me assume that the previous repair...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52, rca 52 hdtv, splotches
rca 52 hdtv, splotches, tv repair: But is it clear that the splotches are in the screen itself and not part of a corrupted picture that is being projected onto the screen? And do you have any hobbies where you do grinding or any othe activity in the house that would create dust? If...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" TV, deflection amplifier, vertical deflection
deflection amplifier, vertical deflection, rca 52 tv: First: Do a hard reset. Unplug the tv for at least 3 or 4 hours, then power it up again. With luck it will come back to life. Secondly: Cable box can be rebooted by unplugging it for about 30 minutes. Turn it on first; then the tv. Thirdly: If the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" TV, rca 52 tv, odd problems
rca 52 tv, odd problems, satellite receiver: ok there are two common circuits in the TV that will cause this. 1. is a bad button assembly the switches will go bad over time and cause the problem you are having. we can just disconnect this board to see if it is the problem.( i would need pictures of...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" TV, cold joints, rca 52 tv
cold joints, rca 52 tv, amplifier repair: Diane, These sets from RCA are not so reliable. They should be good for 12 to 18 years of life, but mostly they are crashing around 8 to 12 years or less. If you repair this one there is a very high statistical probability another failure will come soon...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" will not turn on, power supply failures, electrolytic capacitor
power supply failures, electrolytic capacitor, optimistic view: You have had a classic RCA meltdown. There are serious power supply failures in the set. The cracking sound may have been an electrolytic capacitor can exploding from gaseous build up. This could have been due to overvoltage or a bad capacitor. In any...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52" another ?, dry rag, copper wire
dry rag, copper wire, voltage wiring: Hey, good sluething. Sure, why not fix it. The arcing, if caused by dust, dirt and too close fittings around the high voltage wiring, then you can fix it yourself. (If not, it has to go to the higher authorities!)..... Turn the set off and let it...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52754AT, intermittent problem, horizontal lines
intermittent problem, horizontal lines, power cord: Try the whacking routine and see if that will help. WHACK PROCEDURE: Smack the set vigorously in a variety of places with your hand or fist. Doing so may reactivate the loose or corroded connection or cold solder joints that may exist among the thousands...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 52inch projection TV sound, software glitch, control circuitry
software glitch, control circuitry, power amps: Lanny, ONE: If the set is young you should fix it. A projection set should have a life of 15 years or more. Yours has only reached the half life! However, it is an RCA and they are not very reliable - in my opinion. So, unless you are itching to...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 56", chassis number, audio amplifier
chassis number, audio amplifier, sound model: This is a very unusual problem. Without being able to hear the sounds it is difficult for me to say, but the problem could be in the tuner section, the sound detector section of the audio amplifier area. You will need an expert troubleshooter who can determine...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 56" doesn't have a picture, high voltage system, grey screen
high voltage system, grey screen, background screen: Does the audio work? How about the osd (on-screen-display)? If they are working okey then here is the problem. The grey screen means the raster is working fine. Therefore, the high voltage system and the deflection circuits are all working properly....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 56, radio frequency interference, high voltage supply
radio frequency interference, high voltage supply, flyback transformer: Yes, it is easy to replace; however, there may be other surrounding parts that need replaced, too. The price of $460 is outrageous. The cost of the part itself should only be about $50 or $60! I encourage you to try it by yourself; might be a good...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 56in won't come on, home remedy, power amp
home remedy, power amp, exact cause: This is the symptom from HELL. It is the worst kind of problem that you can have with a tv. The protection circuit has taken over the control of the power and will not allow you to turn it on until the fault has been removed. The fault could be any number...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 56inch projection TV, glass tubes, slueth
glass tubes, slueth, bad smell: Good. You are a good slueth. You must find out where the filament current has gone! If you have a volt meter you can find out by going to the filament pins on the back of the projection tubes and trace those circuits back towards the power transformer....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 60 inch TV, protection mode, inch tv
protection mode, inch tv, grabbers: Yes, it is expensive (any repairs to a big screen are expensive) and should be repaired by the sets warranty. This set should have a 60 days warranty on all parts and labor and 1 year on parts. But, unfortunately, rca is not among the more reliable sets...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 60" TV Don't turn on, high voltage generator, horizontal deflection
high voltage generator, horizontal deflection, term hope: Matthew: This is the worst problem you can have. The set has lost its high voltage that feeds the projection tubes. The repair is very expensive and requires an expert tv tech who can diagnose the exact point of failure. It is not something that you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 60" TV Problems, button pad, two different things
button pad, two different things, channel buttons: this could be one or two different things in the tv. the button pad on the tv will do this. if the power button is going bad it will cause the remote not to work. this button pad can be unplugged to test this. if we unplug it then the remote should work fine....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 60, satelite dish, satellite feed
satelite dish, satellite feed, superior solution: Video processing is an entire section containing an IC (or more) and hundreds of other parts. Replacing the IC would not do anything if the problem is in one of the supporting external parts. No, it must be diagnosed. A service tech will usually put instruments...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 61" HDTV DLP problems, vertical deflection, deflection amplifier
vertical deflection, deflection amplifier, convergence problem: It is difficult to say for sure by your description. It could be a vertical deflection amplifier problem or a convergence problem. If you have a digital camera please send me an image of it so I can tell more clearly what it is. Thank you. cleggsan...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 61 inch home theater, rca gemstar, output transistor
rca gemstar, output transistor, heavy load: larry, The ticking sound is coming from the main power supply, most likely something is shorted out that is putting a heavy load on the power supply. In most cases the horizontal output transistor will short out and this will cause the over load. TOM,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA 915AZ only snowy pic no sound, amp circuit, katrina
amp circuit, katrina, vcr: Katrina, You should have someone that knows VCR s and ask them to take a close up look at the video heads to see if they are damaged. If the heads look to be in good condition the problem may be due to a defective head amp circuit or with the color process...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA BIG SCREEN LOST SOUND, cindy cindy, loose wire
cindy cindy, loose wire, loudness: Cindy, I need more information to give you a good guess. Could you tell me the make, model and how old it is? Dead sound can be from a bad speaker, burned out amplifier or wrong settings in the OSD. Try these and let me know the outcome and the make,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA BIG SCREEN TV PROBLEM, high voltage generator, educated guess
high voltage generator, educated guess, unit thanks: It is an RCA. Not very reliable when compared with other brands. Also, set is going on 10 years of age. That is about all the life there is in most RCA sets. So, if you did fix it there is a very high likelyhood that another failure would come along soon...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA BIG SCREEN TV, chassis number, satelite dish
chassis number, satelite dish, solder connection: Tony, The problem may be as simple as a defective solder connection at the remote sensor circuit board. It may also be that the sensor is failing or the supply voltage to it. Please give the chassis number of your TV, it may start with PTK----! TOM,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Big pop/ no picture or sound, bad cap, loud pop
bad cap, loud pop, inch model: These rca sets are really giving me the fits. I get so many questions about their strange failures. The pop you heard has a few possibilities, but I am going to predict it was a main electrolytic in the power supply going bad. The fact that the set had...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Big Screen, rca projection tv, chassis number
rca projection tv, chassis number, going in the right direction: Hi Steve if you could get a modle number and chassis number and send that to me i may be able to give you more insight in to that problem also if it is a ptk195 chassis you may want to unplug the set take the back off and look in on the left front side...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Big Screen, loose connections, rca
loose connections, rca, power supply: The clicking sound is the power supply starting up the shutting down. It shuts down because it is detecting a problem. The problem may be in the power supply itself or it may be that some other circuit is putting too much load on it. There are too many possibilities...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Big Screen, protection circuits, tv model
protection circuits, tv model, screen tv: It has gone into shut down. This is usually caused by the protection circuits being activated. RCA sets are not the easiest to diagnose and I suggest you have a repair tech come to the home if you want to keep it running. Repair costs will be at least $200,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Big Screen lost picture and sound, beep beep beep, reef material
beep beep beep, reef material, reliability record: If you have read any of my comments in the archive section you know that I am not fond of RCA s reliability record. While most good projection sets have a life span of 12 to 18 years RCA brands do not do as good as others - on average. Therefore, I am...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Big Screen Troubleshooting/Repair, rca projection tv, tv model
rca projection tv, tv model, fuse: OK we have a different problem. there is a small board hanging up on the right. it has two plugs to it. unplug both and try another fuse. if the fuse does not blow. see if the tv will come on. if it does the picture will look funny, but this is ok. just...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Big Screen TV no picture display, hooking up a dvd player, rca model
hooking up a dvd player, rca model, component failure: ok great now we know its not dead but it does sound like the micro control or system control is not working correctly that could be from component failure to a missing voltage in the set you might try unplugging it for a half hour and doing a restart...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Big Screen TV (P46725SK), service menu, screen menu
service menu, screen menu, color balance: Can you adjust the color balance? If there is not an on screen menu adjustment (which would be rather rare) you will have to go into the service menu for the adjustments. You can get into the service menu by following instructions found at www.fixyourowntv.com...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Big Screen TV, high voltage power, high voltage power supply
high voltage power, high voltage power supply, rca tv: Well, most big sreen sets are good for 12 to 15 years and ordinarily I would advise you to repair it. However, RCA brands have not been very reliable these past few years and I cannot encourage you to go the repair route. 8 to 10 years is about all most...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Big Screen, power surge, radio shack
power surge, radio shack, fuse: Tammy, possibly a fault with the convergence board caused the fuse to blow. A power surge may have caused the damage. A problem with the convergence board will cause to colors to be out of alignment. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS tdeser@zoominternet.ne...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Big screen Model p52927 just beeps!, repair man, flyback
repair man, flyback, beeps: is the beep sounding more like a chirp ?? if it is its most likely a horizontal output problem related to a flyback or secondary parts in the supply causing this problem i would suggest calling a local repair man in you area for help with this repair...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA big screen, chassis numbers, unit model
chassis numbers, unit model, gemstar: it could be a power supply or loss of deflection or a high voltage arch there are many things that can do this or the gemstar in the unit model and chassis numbers always help to tell a servicer what you have your asking about if its like three...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA bigscreen goes off after few seconds, humidity problem, rca bigscreen
humidity problem, rca bigscreen, flyback transformer: Last question first: No, it is not worth fixing and the repair bill might be very high. You will never see a repair bill less than $200; this one could go much higher than that. This set is a) an RCA and b) too old for considerations. If you were determined...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA bigscreen sound w/no picture, output transistor, volt ohmmeter
output transistor, volt ohmmeter, rca brand: RCA big screens are not very reliable. If you do decide to repair it you may expect another failure soon thereafter; it is the nature of all big screens and particularly RCA brand. That being said, the problem when you have sound and no picture is nearly...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA broken RF connector/ 19 inch 7 years old, rf connector, electronic parts store
rf connector, electronic parts store, radio shack: Derek, Yes, you can buy such connectors at Radio Shack or any good electronic parts store. When you put the back on, you must make sure the power cord properly engages the power connector and that it inserts all the way. If you decide to fix it yourself,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA ColorTrak 2000 52" T.V., rca colortrak 2000, temporary remedy
rca colortrak 2000, temporary remedy, electrical interference: Yes, I can help. You have what we call an intermittent condition. These are caused by such things as a loose wire, corroded terminal, cold solder joint or cracked foil on the printed circuit board inside the set. The fact that you get a temprorary restoration...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA ColorTrak 2000, rca colortrak 2000, video circuits
rca colortrak 2000, video circuits, screen voltage: Jarmal, Any number of faults can cause the picture to darken such as, a failing video driver board and possibly a defective solder connection in the screen voltage supply line. some troubleshooting of the video circuits may lead you to the cause of the problem....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: My RCA Colortrack 2000, video mode, capacitor
video mode, capacitor, model number: Hello Trevor You have a bad Vertical Pump up capacitor.If your a little Geek inclined,the cap is located next to the vertical output I.c.It should be a 470UF@50VDC.If this is Greek to you, the repair should be no more than $85.00 at any reputable repair shoppe...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Colortrak 31" TV, hisory channel, espn
hisory channel, espn, channel 32: It is an RCA; not the most reliable sets around. Seems like you have trouble in the tuner, maybe? That is my guess. It cannot be known for sure without hands-on testing. Tv tuner replacement will cost over $100. This set is too old to pay repair money,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Convergence problem, convergence problem, rca mm52110
convergence problem, rca mm52110, inch projection tv: Yes, this is a convergence problem. If it is going in and out or showing different symptoms from time to time, I am suspecting you have an intermittent problem as well.... Have you done the whacking test? Whack the set with your hand or fist; smack it...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Covergence Problem, rca model, covergence
rca model, covergence, utility menu: Hi Tom its ruff to say id think the convergence power supply is causing your problem but then you gave the other info and it may be deeper than that as in the eprom or on the digital board its self one would have to make some test to determine what...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA CTC187HT Dec. 1994, horizontal deflection, vertical deflection
horizontal deflection, vertical deflection, audio amplifier: Sorry for the bad news. This is one of the worst kind of failures. It is caused by the circuit protection system shutting down the set because there is a malfunction inside that is drawing too much current. The shutting down is to protect the set from further...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA CTC197CD snapping, rca model, corona discharge
rca model, corona discharge, d1555: Rick, I predict it is a defective flyback transformer. They will often cause the popping or snapping effect. Also, check the hot to make certain it is the right unit; if it is off-bias, that will cause the flyback system to become unstable. Even the correct...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA CTC203CX - no video (no picture) but has menu and sound, rca tv, ee prom
rca tv, ee prom, video circuit: before we go too deep on this model. i would swap out the ee-prom chip. it is common for weird problems and can blank the video throught the micro. it would save us a lot of time form using a scope on the video circuit. if this does not fix it i will pull...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA camcorder error code 03 and 04, rca camcorder, google search
rca camcorder, google search, camcorder model: I found this information on the RCA help website (you can find it by doing a google search for words such as rca camcorder error coedes, etc.): Question: I m getting an error message on my camcorder that appears as a combination of letters and numbers...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA chanel selector, computer chip, eprom
computer chip, eprom, power cord: Clint: This probably needs a new EPROM, a sort of computer chip that has the memory for operation of the tuner circuit. HOWEVER: First, try doing a reset. It is possible the software codes are corrupted and a reset may straighten it out. I give it a...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA changing channels on its own, rca model, eeproms
rca model, eeproms, unpluged: It is obviously a function of the control panel since you have disconnected it and it does not seek when disconnected. Check the voltage regulator and supply feeding the control panel; if the voltages are not correct it will allow the eeproms to wander...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA color tv model # G31163BT, electronic engr, setup switch
electronic engr, setup switch, tv repairs: Hi Tom, Some service switches are are the main chassis along the back edge and others are on the CRT module (the board that plugs into the picture tube end) Set your brightness and contrast to just a notch above middle and the color to zero, then set...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA colortrak 2000, rca colortrak 2000, service mode
rca colortrak 2000, service mode, tv model: I would not recommend you spend much $$ on a set this old; especially and RCA because they are not so reliable compared with other brands. You might be able to get into the service mode and make some adjustments that would improve the picture. Read this...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA colrtrax plus, pcture, hour glass
pcture, hour glass, yoke: Hi Tim it sounds like its a pincushion problem if it looks like a hour glass or if its just a line going up and down its the yoke return circuit that has failed it would require some parts and technical skills to repair it if the picture is still...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA console TV faint grey lines, rca model, minor annoyance
rca model, minor annoyance, chassis number: Hi Josh, Unplug the set, take the back off. You ll see a thick RED wire coming out of a suction cup running from the top back of the picture tube down to a transformer. This will be the flyback transformer. On it you see two controls, one will read FOCUS...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA console TV faint grey lines, rca model, minor annoyance
rca model, minor annoyance, grey lines: this is a easy fix. pull the back off the tv. there is a red wire comming out of the top of the picture tube follow it down adn it goes into a transformer. on this transformer there are two controls on the side. one is focus and the other screens. turn the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA convergence adjustment, convergence problem, electronic experience
convergence problem, electronic experience, fish eye: Yes, this is the classical convergence problem. It requires two ICs to be replaced. They are very expensive. The repair cost is almost always around $400. About half that if you do the repairs yourself, but it requires advanced soldering and electronic...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA cuts itself off, rca model, diagnostic routine
rca model, diagnostic routine, service mode: Only a little. The jungle IC chip area is the most likely place for the malfunction. However, this is a very sophisticated IC and it will still require a tech to do any troubleshooting. I am still persuaded that it is most likely a loose connection...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA D52130 will not power on..., rca d52130, intermittent connection
rca d52130, intermittent connection, protection mode: I don t think it is the fuse. Based on your experience of lifting it up to place on the stand leads me to believe there is an intermittent connection, cold solder joint or broken connector that due to the chassis deformation being slightly different from...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA D52130, hd component cables, rca d52130
hd component cables, rca d52130, component video input: Not sure I understand the problem. Can you clarify? Picture raster is okey when connected to the a/v or coax input? Problem is only when the Component inputs are used? IF: Only with component video input you may have an incompatibility with the signal...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA D52W19 tv, rca d52w19, rca 52 projection tv
rca d52w19, rca 52 projection tv, power management system: Thanks. Yes, it has gone into protection mode. this is caused when a short circuit is detected by the power management system inside the tv. Try a hard reset: Unplug the power cord for a full 4 hours; then try it again and see if it will clear the protection...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA D61130 Green picture problems, proper color balance, rf cable
proper color balance, rf cable, green algae: Let me make sure I understand. The green cast is with all inputs; a/v composite, component and rf/cable? And, the set does not restore to the proper color balance when you bang on the set cabinet with your hand or fist? Is the registration of the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA DirecTV issue, dual lnb system, rca directv
dual lnb system, rca directv, interuption: Nate, if it is always the same outlet with the problem maybe it is one port on the LNB that is faulty as I just read you saying that you switched wires and boxes but nothing changed, trying switching outputs on the LNB and see how it goes. Get back to me...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA DLP picture dark except on HD, rca dlp, signal condition
rca dlp, signal condition, piture: Hi Jimmy it sounds as if there is a signal condition or your set may have a problem in the converter circuit it should still be under warranty for parts depending on your purchase date i would contact a local servicer in your area hope this has...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA DLP will not turn on, rca dlp, rca tv
rca dlp, rca tv, hd61lpw42: Unplug it for several hours; then try it again. If this hard reset does not help it you will need to call in a tv tech who knows how to work on this set. Ask the shop if they have experience with this model. If not, go to another shop. It requires someone...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA DVD movies skip, cool clear water, warm soapy water
cool clear water, warm soapy water, rca brand: It is caused by an error buildup. It means one of several things: A) the laser diode may be weak and therefore the reflected light stream from the disk is weak. B) the digital detector may be functioning poorly. C) the error detection system...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA DVD Player Skips, rca drc230, rca dvd player
rca drc230, rca dvd player, electrical fault: Ron, The problem may be electrical or mechanical. Sometimes particals of dust can make the laser pick up track incorrectly and skipping can result. Copy guard on some DVDs can also make them skip or stop. An electrical fault with the digital decoder may be...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA DVD player unresponsive, rca dvd player, trys
rca dvd player, trys, trouble shooting: Michelle, Most DVD players today are so cheaply built that it s a wonder that they last more than a few weeks let alone a year. You can purchase a decent DVD player for less than $100 so it doesn t make sense to have this unit repaired. To remove the DVD...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA DVD/ TV connection, rf modulator, rf switch
rf modulator, rf switch, rf input: You could have purchased a switch box rather than the rf modulator. That way you can switch between the video sources. But, now that you have the dvd rf modulator it is simple, also. Make sure the video out on the dvd player is connected to the video...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA too dark, rca d52130, service mode
rca d52130, service mode, menu screen: http://www.fixyourowntv.com/menurca.php Try the instructions given at the site above and see if you can extend the range of the brightness and/or contrast. Let me know if you need more, Cleggsan PS: Be careful; write down any changes that you make...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F 27628 no picture, audio fine, deflection amplifier, horizontal deflection
deflection amplifier, horizontal deflection, output transistor: 80% that it is the high voltage. Most likely a bad flyback autotransformer. 20% that it is the horizontal deflection amplifier or some component within such as the output transistor. It could be a fuse, but I doubt it. You can open the back cover and...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F25422 gets cable fine, but wont work with vcr or rf modulator, rf modulator, wits end
rf modulator, wits end, channel selection: Make sure your rf modulator is set to the same channel as the tv. If the rf modulator has not channel selection, try channel 4 on the tv. Since you did get the xbox to come through once, it is possible there is trouble in the cables or in the rf modulator....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F25422 TV, exhusband, loose wires
exhusband, loose wires, alphas: This is a 25 inch curved screen tv. You can purchase a new product of this size - and better quality - for around $149 and up. So, you are right, it would not be wise to spend much money on repairing it. There are few places where you can even get a repair...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F25442 No picture, rca model, guideplus
rca model, guideplus, loose connections: With a set 5 years old it is questionable, sorry to say. The problem could be any of the following: Unstable main power supply. Unstable high voltage flyback transformer. Bad/going bad horizontal amplifier. Convergence circuits shorting down. ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F27442- Buzzing, rf noise, noise suppression
rf noise, noise suppression, electrolytic cap: Well, in my opinion, you must still find where the buzz is eminating from. An electrolytic cap can make a buzzing sound, but it is very rare and if they do it isn t long until they fail. But the caps on the line side are for rf noise suppression and will...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F27615, picture good, no audio, external audio source, audio amplifiers
external audio source, audio amplifiers, internal speakers: It is probably an IC; but being 5 years old, I can only guess so. In any case, you can follow the audio from the volume control wires back to the board that is feeding it; the volume control input usually comes right from the IC that has the sound detector...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F27650, power supply failure, vcr input
power supply failure, vcr input, rf tuner: Can you explain more detail? You said it has sound, but just static. Does that mean the only sound is static? Or does it mean that you can hear the audio from the program, but it has static in the background? And, have you tried it with dvd or vcr input?...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F31672ET 32, output transistor, high pitch
output transistor, high pitch, comeing: Being an RCA means it s not likely to be so easy. But that is not know for sure. The surge has taken out something that is pulling too much from the power supply - hence the squeal. it could be the flyback or horizontal output transistor or both. If it had...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F31672ET Color Trak Plus - Picture/Picture, cables audio, default conditions
cables audio, default conditions, tv dish: Yes, it could be on lockout or parental control or v-chip settings. But, could also be an internal problem with horizontal synch and video processing. I would have to see the screen to tell. Here is my recommendation: Do a hard reset first. Unplug the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F31700GG 3-wire Input jack, rca home theater, cable jack
rca home theater, cable jack, video button: The bottons you are describing are for switching the remote from working with a TV or VCR. There should be a botton on the remote that says TV/VIDEO or something like that (just one button with both labels). That one should switch between the TV input (RF)...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F32444, horizontal transistor, fly back transformer
horizontal transistor, fly back transformer, rca tube: Hi Doug first off a fly back is a transformer and it does require soldering as to the clicking could be from a shorted horizontal output transistor one of the reasons it can fail is a fly back transformer fails or timing caps etc any reliable service...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F32645 Thanks, tv troubles, eproms
tv troubles, eproms, microcode: Thank you. It is surprising how often a simple reset will take care of tv troubles. Modern sets have so many eproms and programmed component inside. There is a large amount of software code built into the IC chips. Probably several thousand lines of...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F32645 TV- audio problems, audio amps, jay kim
audio amps, jay kim, tv vcr: this is a problem in the tuner circuit. we get a lot of complaints on this model for this. it will be vary hard to have repaired. unless it does it all the time it wil be hard to troubleshoot to find the problem.i had one two weeks ago a lady brought in. i...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F32645 TV, audio amplifiers, audio reception
audio amplifiers, audio reception, audio settings: Bob, If you are getting sound when playing dvd player it means audio amplifiers are working. If no sound on vcr or tv/cable, do the following. ONE: Go osd and check the audio settings - make sure the set is not on SAP, should be on either mono or stereo...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F32665 Dead, solder iron, digital meter
solder iron, digital meter, warning signs: this sounds like a bad power supply. if you can use a solder iron and a digital meter we might give it a try. if not the repair of a power supply will range around 200.00. given the tv is 5 years old i might invest this money into a newer tv. this model was...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F32668, rca tv, good luck
rca tv, good luck: well this might be a bad transformer. it is common on this model. a cost will range around 160-200. the board you cannot buy on this tv that i have ever seen. so if you paid 400.00 or less for this tv i would replace it. good luck :) let me know if you need...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F32669 No picture, high pitched noise, rca brand, statistical probability
rca brand, statistical probability, diagnostic fee: Jim, I am sad to tell you that ALL RCA brand sets of recent production are poor in reliability. They are not a good choice for fixing up. The statistical probability of it failing again soon after repair is too high. Therefore, I and most of the tv...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F32676SB beeping sound no picture, output transistor, rca
output transistor, rca, unplugged: hi Jakub yes it sounds as if there is a shorted horizontal output transistor or transformer or both and there are other parts in that area also caps etc it would have to be trouble shot down to the components if you carry it in to a servicer probably...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F32676SB powering ON OFF 3 times and ...., rca tvs, rca 32
rca tvs, rca 32, web responses: Murali, The problem you are having is the set has developed an internal short somewhere in either the high voltage, deflection system, audio amplifier or main power supply. These are the circuits monitored by the power protection and management system...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F32676SB no sound, volume button, hometheatre
volume button, hometheatre, slide switch: This model number does not show up on the rca web site, so I cannot get out the manual on it, but I think it has an external speaker function somewhere. For example, Panasonic always has it on the back of the set with a slide switch that goes between external...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F36650 sound no pic, high voltage generator, rca model
high voltage generator, rca model, best guess: Yes, this is an easy diagnosis. The sound you hear when the picture tube comes up is the high voltage charging up the picture tube. The problem is the high voltage generator is slow to turn on. The voltage is created by the horizontal sweep circuit...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F36650 TV - blinking power light, supply areas, rca f36650
supply areas, rca f36650, tv unit: First, try a hard reset. You must unplug the power cord (turning off the set or the strip will not do it) for 4 hours, then try again. This will sometimes correct the problem. Secondly, try the whack/vibration check. This will sometimes get an errant...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F36650 TV (no picture), rca brand, failure points
rca brand, failure points, click sound: Hard reset will reset everything in the tv: Unplug the power cord for 4 hours or more. Then power up again. The clicking sound you hear is probably the ON relay clicking rapidly ON and then OFF as instructed by the protection circuit. When you turn it...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F36650, power supply failure, voltage measurements
power supply failure, voltage measurements, rca f36650: Are you sure sound is coming from the speakers? If you examine carefully you might find it is coming from inside the set. This is a power supply failure. There is no alternative other than taking it in for diagnosis and repair. A few voltage measurements...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA F3667ET 36", vcr tape, insulting messages
vcr tape, insulting messages, channel 51: To run it through the vcr you should be using the a/v outputs to the a/v inputs on the tv. I suspect the reason the previous owner used the vcr for a tuner is for this very same reason that some channels were not coming in clearly. So, you can use the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA freak out, rca colortrac, tv worth
rca colortrac, tv worth, freak out: this is the vertical circuit going bad. over time you will not get a picture at all. this was a great model. but at this age it is not worth putting money into. a lot of the parts or no longer made on this model. i say it is time to invest into a newer tv...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA on the fritz, picture tubes, ventilated area
picture tubes, ventilated area, permanent damage: Thanks. This is a symptom of an extrenous short circuit. If no permanent damage has been done, the repair should be minimumal. But, if the short has caused seriuos damage to other components, then the cost goes up. If you are brave, disconnect the power...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA G31163BT power problem, rca colortrak 2000, excellent tv
rca colortrak 2000, excellent tv, invar: this was a great model in it s time. you have a bad power supply a cost of repair would range around 200.00. this tv is to old to put this money into. i would invest into a newer tv at this point. good luck :) let me know if you need more info?? ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA/GE audio problems, hard disk recorders, cable tv tuner
hard disk recorders, cable tv tuner, sony vcr: RCA and GE are both Thomson products and have similar chassis origins. I don t recommend either brand. At the age of these products I strongly recommend you replace them with another brand. It will haunt you ever more by going through the aggravation of...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA HD 65" trouble, beloved tv, audio cables
beloved tv, audio cables, set pic: well this does not sound good. this set is known for many different problems. you could have a bad power supply in the tv. we do not carry them in. we repair them right their everytime. i hope th ecompany you called can do the same. let me know if you need...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA HD50 DLP, design bug, loose connections
design bug, loose connections, sound picture: John, Is the set still under warranty? If so, get it serviced under warranty right away. This is a design related problem and RCA should be responsible for it. IF they ask the question again if the picture is failing, say yes because it should and must...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: My RCA HD52W59 won't turn on!, rca hd52w59, cycle 3
rca hd52w59, cycle 3, indicator light: That chassis has a history of being very unforgiving to line surges. Many people have repoted damage even while on a surge protector. What u are seeing is the power supply starting up but it detects a problem and shuts down to protect the set. It tries 3 times...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA HD52W66, rca, good luck
rca, good luck, tvs: we have a lot of problems with this model. i would say it is the worst model ever made. they sell real cheap but what they break that cost a lot to fix. the problem you are having is a shutdown circuit this monitors the tvs circuits and turns off the tv when...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA HD56W58 - horizontal hold problem, rca hd56w58, horizontal hold
rca hd56w58, horizontal hold, rca rear projection: YES we have had lots of troubles with this model. the only thing i can tell you to try is to turn on the tv. while it is on unplugg it,,,,, wait 5 mins and try it again. this is called a hard reset and might help. the trick is the tv has to be on when you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA HDTV (D52W23 - 2005), rca hdtv, flat screen hdtv
rca hdtv, flat screen hdtv, plumbing repair: this tv is junk. we have tons of problems with them. we get them running and take the out to the home and they do not work. pull them back to the office and they are fine..... they have a signal board with surface mounted ic chips. they get bad connections...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA HDTV MM 52110, rear projection tv, rca hdtv
rear projection tv, rca hdtv, rca brand: I agree with your research on RCA brand. They have not lived up to their glory of days gone by. It is unfortunate. First, try to reset the internal electronics. It is possible that the power interruption was accompanied by some electrical disturbances...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA HDTV Power Problems, rca hdtv, rca 52 inch hdtv
rca hdtv, rca 52 inch hdtv, power suply: Hello Chris, Most likely something in the main power suply is at fault. The clicking and the thump sound is the power supply trying to start but is shutting down. this cycle will repeat several times until a stop signal is sent, and the only way to reset...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA HDTV picture, rca hdtv, vertical deflection
rca hdtv, vertical deflection, deflection amplifier: Sounds like the vertical deflection amplifier is having trouble. Not an uncommon ailment! The most common cause in this is the vertical output driver. But, if you could give me a model number I can check it more scientifically and give you a better...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA HDTV Turns Off, rca hdtv, f38310
rca hdtv, f38310, educated guess: I am really surprised that the whacking around did not uncover something because the symptoms were classic. Oh Well, I can t be right all the time. Yes, the next thing to look at is getting it restarted. Since a reset does not provide any help, you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Home Theater HP will not turn on, high voltage power, rca home theater
high voltage power, rca home theater, rca tv: Jodie, Most likely something in the high voltage power suplly has failed based on the flashing power lamp/indicator. If you give me the chassis number I can look over the service manual for that chassis for some possible causes. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Home Theater Television (54" Rear Projection), high voltage power, horizontal transistor
high voltage power, horizontal transistor, high voltage power supply: Stu, Most likely something in the main or high voltage power supply has failed. A common problem with these projection models is that the high voltage distribution box will fail and this will cause the horizontal transistor to short out and blow the main...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Home Theatre, P60752EB, rca home theatre, statistical probability
rca home theatre, statistical probability, radio shack: Sherry, It is a 60 inch set. It is an RCA - which is okey, but they are not known for their reliability. Yes, it could be the power cord. Just wiggle it around the two molded ends and see if that brings life - if only for a few seconds. You can usually...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Home Theatre TV, rca home theatre, rca home theater
rca home theatre, rca home theater, chassis number: Lori, The CTC169 TV chassis has a power supply that runs all the time even when the TV is turned off. The slightest surge on the power line can damage the power supply and make it weak (basically). This may be what happened to your TV and when you turned...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Home Theatre, rca home theatre, power supply
rca home theatre, power supply, good luck: well you can try unlpugging the tv for a few mins and then try again. if it does not work then you have a bad power supply in the tv. a repair cost would range around 100.00 or so. in this case it would be better to invest into a newer tv. good luck :) let...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Home theater, rca home theater, channel buttons
rca home theater, channel buttons, chip board: you cannot get this board. but can just replace the switches on the board. PART NUMBER 207842. or better yet. just remove the board and use the remote. this board plugs into the unit from the back. pull the back off and look up where the lights shine out...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA home theater, rca home theater, rca model
rca home theater, rca model, output transistor: The most common cause of this is a bad Horizontal Output Transistor (HOT). I ll check further, but I would suggest you get a detailed estimate. I think that this would cost you about $60. Post the results here, and we can walk you through the repair. Da...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA home theatre p52926s, rca projection tv, rca home theatre
rca projection tv, rca home theatre, rca hdtv: Yes, that is a problem with RCA service centers - their whole system. Maybe www.partstore.com can get it for you - if you haven t already tried them. Give them a try. They don t list the part on their web search, but here is their phone for which you...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA horizontally challenged, heavy duty mechanic, hairline crack
heavy duty mechanic, hairline crack, vertical amplifier: Actually, the set is vertically challenged! The vertical deflection system is failing. The reason it will sometimes restore itself is because of some intermittent condition surrounding the vertical amplifier or vertical output transistor. An intermittent...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA L46WD22 - No signal from cable box, time warner cable box, time warner cable
time warner cable box, time warner cable, rca l46wd22: Hello Give RCA a call.They will be more likely to help the closer it is to its in warranty dates.Just be honest with themYou just dont feel the set should be giving you this trouble just yet.Offer to go half on the repair if they are not forthcoming at first....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Lg Screen Projection has RED spots & lines, repair men, screen projection
repair men, screen projection, ps thanks: You will probably need a tech for this one. But, first try the hard reset and whack test, just to make sure. HARD RESET: Unplug the power cord and leave unplugged for 4 hours or more. WHACK: Smack the set with your hand or fist all around the cabinet...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA, lose picture, rca 27r410t, chassis number
rca 27r410t, chassis number, sync problem: Jeff, If this TV has a PIP (picture in picture) module, the module may be failing. If the color quits before the slanted lines show up, it tells me that some kind of a sync problem may be the cause. Look on the rear of the TV and give me the chassis number....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA loud noise when off or on. No picture, rca model, flyback transformer
rca model, flyback transformer, entertainment series: this is very common. your horizontal output and your flyback transformer are bad. a repair cost will range around 200.00 or so. this is about the only problem we see on this model. so i think it is worth a repair. good luck :) let me know if you need more...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA MM36100 TV Turns off after 12-15min, rca mm36100, hi chris
rca mm36100, hi chris, break room: Hi Chris there could be corruption in the eprom or cold connections in the power supply on the main chassis you may have to use a meter to start monitoring sources this is a fairly complex unit if your not of patience and have the equipment...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA MM52100 Projection TV, rca mm52100, dust accumulation
rca mm52100, dust accumulation, high humidity: If you find any cold solder joints that could be the cause of it all. However, I have found that it is almost impossible to see all bad solder joints. The obvious ones can be found, but some of them look perfect to the naked eye. Better to put the board...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA MM52110 all snow no OSD, rca mm52110, snow sound
rca mm52110, snow sound, video button: i will tell you this set is the biggest pain in the butt to repair. it has all kinda of weird problems. you really need a program from rca to fix it. the software and interface box is over 200.00. this is just to help troubleshoot your problem. if i where...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA MM52110 all snow, rca mm52110, composite video input
rca mm52110, composite video input, rca products: Rick, This is an inexpensive RCA projection set. If you have read any of my archive responses you know my opinion about the reliability of RCA products. There are many things going on here with the set. You don t have any video, you don t have any...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA MM52110 Wont Power Up, rca mm52110, rca brand
rca mm52110, rca brand, digital convergence: Yes, this is a common problem. Only Sony (and some of the new Toshiba and others who are just adopting) has built in diagnostics. The problem is this; When a set goes into protecton - for what ever reason - the same symptom is observed: It powers off...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA ... MOD.#D52W17, power management system, voltage generators
power management system, voltage generators, deflection amplifier: First, try a hard reset: Unplug the power cord for 4 hours, then try again. If the hard reset does not solve the problem we call it the kiss of death syndrome. It COULD be the power supply, but it could also be any other of the 10 or 12 subsystems...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA MODEL P52937SG, rca model, visual observation
rca model, visual observation, transisters: Yes, it is a shame; however, it is an RCA. I am sorry to inform you that in my experience (and that of many others) they are not very reliable. BUT: Arcing is not an unusual problem. And it is mostly caused by the high voltage lines being too close to...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Mod# P52730CK 4/1994, old tv, repairman
old tv, repairman, rca: you will need a repairman for this. i am worried about the age of the tv. this is old for this tv and it sounds like you have a bad power supply. this will cost 400.00. this is a lot to put into a 12 year old tv. good luck :) let me know if you need more...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Model D52130 Projection TV, high voltage system, step down transformer
high voltage system, step down transformer, rca model: Lots of guess work here on this one. Without getting hands on and doing testing it is very, very difficult to predict what is going on. There are many possibilities: From a loose connection at connector on the back of the blue projector to a bad blue driver...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Model #F25422TX41 -25", high voltage transformer, rca model
high voltage transformer, rca model, new tv: this sounds like the high voltage transformer is leaking.if this is the case it would have to be replaced. a cost of this would be 100-160. i think it would be better to buy a new tv in this case. they do not cost much more. good luck :) let me know if...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Model F32669 No Picture Has Sound, laser printer repair, rca model
laser printer repair, rca model, voltage area: You can fix it yourself; but the problem is finding out the specific failure. It is in the high voltage area which is driven by the horizontal deflection amplifier. So, you must troubleshoot a few hundred component parts before you know for sure which...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Model G27344HP TV, rca model, vertical screen
rca model, vertical screen, screw driver: Ken, If you pull the chassis out of the plastic holder and turn it on its side, you can power up the TV and then tap on the circuit board with a plastic handled screw driver while watching the screen for any bounching when tapping on the circuit board. If...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Model number HD52W59YX39, flyback transformer, rca model
flyback transformer, rca model, scan rate: The picture size change is normal.It is because the scan rate of the game is different.I don t know why the VCR would be different.The whistling problem is due to a loose flyback transformer core,or a loose switched mode transformer core.Either one can be...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Model #P60920BL picture too dark, rca model, bias voltage
rca model, bias voltage, dark tv: It may be just getting old. It may need the bias voltage to the projection tubes turned up (an RCA tech is required to do this). You may be able to get more brightness in the service menu. Try this instruction on how to enter: http://fixyourowntv.com/menurca.php...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Model RS1285, rca model, output impedance
rca model, output impedance, audio amplifier: Yes, they can be used just like any other speaker system. They may not be all that good sounding, but they should work just fine electrically speaking. The wires connecting the speakers can be attached to the output of an audio amplifier that has an...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA model D52130, rca model, repairman
rca model, repairman, power cord: this tv is one of the hardest tv s i have ever had to repair. there is one fuse you can check by the power cord in the tv. if this is good then you will need a repairman for sure. i would guess that a repair will run 500.00 or so. this was a good model till...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA model F25281 - 1/2 a picture, deflection yoke, rca television
deflection yoke, rca television, rca model: It could be a shorted deflection yoke, a big coil that is mounted on the neck of the picture tube. Very expensive to replace and probably wiser to replace the set if this is the problem. But I favor another possibility; an intermittent connection inside...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA model F25645, audio, menu, no video, rca model, circuit failure
rca model, circuit failure, video circuit: Hi Guy you might try unpluging the set for a hr or so and do a fresh restart see if that clears the problem if not then it could be a gemstar lock up or a video circuit failure try the fresh start up and see if that does not correct the problem let...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA model F3100GG won't power up, rca home theatre, transistor module
rca home theatre, transistor module, rca model: Brandy, You have done all the right things. IT verifies a serious hardware problem. The power protection circuit has taken over the set and will not let it come back on in order to prevent any further damage to the set. Yes, a very common breakdown...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA model F32648, rca model, rca brand
rca model, rca brand, filter circuits: This is the kind of problem not tv owner wants to have. It is a serious problem and indicates a severe breakdown in the power supply. The repair must be made by a qualified technician. The cost of repair will be more than 50% of the price of a replacement...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA model f32444, rca model, control ic
rca model, control ic, software code: It may be a corrupted software code (I give it about a 50/50 chance). To correct for this do a hard reset. A hard reset is done by unplugging the power cord for 4 hours or more, then power it up again. If that does not fix it the problem is hardware related...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA model P46731AT sound problem, rca model, comcast
rca model, comcast, sound quality: this repair could be very techincal. we will need to take dc readings on the sound board and might need a scope to finish the job. if you can do this i will need some digital pictures of the boards in the tv to start. send them to tvdoctor@comcast.net let...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA model P50830BL, rca home theatre, rca model
rca home theatre, rca model, voltage measurements: Check the power cord and the outlet to make sure you have power to the set. Also, do a hard reset and give it a good thumping. RESET: Unplug the power cord for 4 hours, then try it again. THUMP: With your hand or fist give it a few vigorous whacks with...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA model P52770EB, rca model, statistical probability
rca model, statistical probability, poor reliability: You can get the owners manual at the web site. www.rca.com is the main web page. I checked this model and it does not show up on their web site. Probably, it is too old for them to keep supporting it. HOWEVER: The book that is available is the owner...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA model P56740BGLG1, rca projection tv, rca model
rca projection tv, rca model, harnass: Your guess is better than mine. Please proceed. You can find the arcing better when the room is dark. So, late at night with the lights out (be careful) you may be able to see exactly where the arcing is coming from. It could be a cold solder joint or a...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA model # p52813bl, rca model, bad reception
rca model, bad reception, projection tv: Hi Walter it sounds like one you have a bad cable or two you have a tuner problem in the set shaking the cord since its a on board tuner is not a good idea it would be better to have the set repaired if you sub the cable and the problem still is there...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA model # p52813bl, rca model, convergence problem
rca model, convergence problem, hi thanks: hi Melisa you have a convergence problem your power supply module is not working and that is the reason for this problem you will not be able to adjust the set until its repaired as a cost depending on your area 350 to 400 hope this has helped...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA modle#F27675BC won't turn on, inch rca, chassis number
inch rca, chassis number, solder connection: Anthony, The problem may be due to a defective solder connection in the tuner area, which is a common problem for this chassis number and several others. With a defective solder connection around the tuner shield grounds it will cause the EPROM to lose some...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA momentary power-up..... then darkness, hv distribution, picture tubes
hv distribution, picture tubes, voltage distribution: Bill, The failure of the distribution box is the most common fault with this chassis. Any number of other problems could cause a shut down, some troubleshooting of the power supply should help locate the exact cause of the problem. Om many of these TVs that...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P50830BL Remote Sensor, rca tv, tv functions
rca tv, tv functions, inexpensive solution: hi Daniel yes you can try chaging the remote sensor it sits on top of the light box you woulld need to get a replacment and then disassemble the set to sub it out and see it is also possible that its deeper than that but that would be the least...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P52720LV Color Problem, electrolytic capacitor, rca brand
electrolytic capacitor, rca brand, positive news: It could be something minor such as a bad electrolytic capacitor in one of the voltage regulator supplies. Which would not be too expensive to repair (relatively, that is). Or it could be, I am afraid to say, the beginning failure of the convergence circuits....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P52738WK, satellite communications terminals, downloadable schematics
satellite communications terminals, downloadable schematics, rear projection tv: Thanks. You are headed the right direction. Electronics is a wide field and radio/tv is highly specialized. I have friends who have a PhD in electrical engineering and they have no clue how to dive into a tv set. On the other hand, the greatest tv engineer...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA #P52738WK, ac power line, output transistor
ac power line, output transistor, chassis number: David, based on my experience I would say that the horizontal output transistor has shorted out, possible due to some kind of a power surge on the AC power line? Please give me the chassis number off the rear of the TV, The number should start with PTK-----...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P52755ST rear projection set, rear projection, rca
rear projection, rca, power supply: this was a great model for 10 years after that it could be a real pain. i would guess it is the power supply. you would need a tech for this. a cost of repair is 400 and up. this is too much for this age. so time to invest into a newer tv in this case. good...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P52756sb, work volume, old tv
work volume, old tv, cable box: first off try using the buttons on the tv and go channel down till you go past 2 to see if it will goto video 1. if not try hitting 91 on the remote some models that will take it to video 1. if using the buttons on the tv it does not go to a channel then...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P52770EB picture distorted, panasonic plasmas, crisp resolution
panasonic plasmas, crisp resolution, good customer service: Yes, plasmas and lcds are still rich in price. But coming down. And, my experience is you don t need nearly as big a screen to enjoy the picture because of their crisp resolution and deep colors, but that is a personal opinion. I like the dlp stuff, also,...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P52770EB, early mornings, power cord
early mornings, power cord, fuse: without testing i can not be sure. i think your power supply is bad. a cost of repair will range around 300.00 or so. given the age of the tv it might be better to invest into a newer tv. this set was made to last around 10 years. good luck :) let me know...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P52810lv date manufactured 1998, intermittent connection, expert level
intermittent connection, expert level, warps: First, cost of repair will be around $400 depending on the shop you can find that likes to work on these monsters. You can fix it by yourself is you have a vom, know how to use it and can solder at the expert level. The problem is two fold: There may...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA-P52920BL Chirping when plugged in., output transistor, secondary circuits
output transistor, secondary circuits, flyback transformer: Hi Tim yes it sounds like the horizontal output transistor is shorted and it may also have a flyback transformer that has failed or something a bit deeper in the secondary circuits it will require a service tech to assist with this problem hope this...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P52921 picture no longer works, setup menus, first failure
setup menus, first failure, inch tv: This is very marginal. The 6 year point is crucial and usually the breakpoint for replacement. However, this is an rca and they are famous for more breakdowns on a regular basis once the first failure occurs. So, in this case I must vote in favor of replacing...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P52923 Year 2000, yellow streaks, light colors
yellow streaks, light colors, soldering techniques: I can t be sure without actually seeing the set and studying the pattern, but I would guesstimate it is a failure of the convergence system of the set. (Let s with 80% confidence). It is a common failure. It requires replacing a couple of ICs that we call...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P52923, receiver circuit, ir receiver
receiver circuit, ir receiver, reliable products: ONE: It is an RCA. They are not among the most reliable products in my opinion. TWO: Try leaving it unplugged for 3 or 4 hours. This may bring it back to life, but I give it only a 20% chance of doing so. THREE: The protection circuit is cycling the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P52926 Projection, rca projection tv, beep beep
rca projection tv, beep beep, beep sound: Keith, It sounds like your TV had some kind of a power surge which may have caused the horizontal output transistor to short out. Many of the RCA projection TV s are very sensitive to surges and when the transistor shorts out, it will cause an over load on...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P52928, tramsformer, volt line
tramsformer, volt line, flyback transformer: this is very common. your 1/2 way right. the flyback is bad. when it went bad it shorted the horizontal output. when the horizontal output is shorted it put a load on the 130 volt line and this makes a transformer in the tv tick. if you can send me a picture...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P52937 Alarm sounding, no power., rca 52 projection tv, switch mode transformer
rca 52 projection tv, switch mode transformer, power surges: this is very common. the horizontal output is shorted. causing the switch mode transformer to chirp. you will need to have the output repaiced and the flyback. this requires soldering. if you cannot solder then you will need a repairman and a cost will range...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P52937 Alarm sounding, no power., rca 52 projection tv, switch mode transformer
rca 52 projection tv, switch mode transformer, power surges: this is very common. the horizontal output is shorted. causing the switch mode transformer to chirp. you will need to have the output repaiced and the flyback. this requires soldering. if you cannot solder then you will need a repairman and a cost will range...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P52937SG clicking, rca p52937sg, output transistor
rca p52937sg, output transistor, flyback transformer: HI Ray that may be a drawing number but its not a part number that runs in the system its hard to tell you the ticking noise may be from a shorted flyback transformer to horizontal output transistor to a power supply short on the secondary the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: My RCA P52940 Tv wont power on, high voltage supply, rear projection tv
high voltage supply, rear projection tv, flyback transformer: If you do not have experience get somebody else to do this. Check horizontal output transistor FIRST - MAY WELL BE THIS ALSO. To take the red cup from the tube BE CAREFUL AND SWITCH TV OFF AND REMOVE PLUG FROM WALL Get a large flat bladed screwdriver (DO...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: My RCA P52940, low voltage power, rca model
low voltage power, rca model, output transistor: The ticking is the shutdown circuits trying to start up, unsuccessfully, then shutting down then trying to start up again Check the Horizontal Output Transistor (transistor next to flyback) - am amazed you were not told to check this first of all. This...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P56740B6 Projection TV (56"), precise diagnosis, projection tv
precise diagnosis, projection tv, high voltage: Sorry. This is bad news. Usually, the loss of the picture means loss of high voltage. And it is usually an expensive repair. I cannot give you a precise diagnosis without a hands-on analysis, but 80% of the time the high voltage section must be replaced...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P56924 chassy PTK195MP, long term solution, best guess
long term solution, best guess, chassy: Without a hands-on check I cannot give you a 100% diagnosis but my best guess is this: The IR receiver has developed an intermittent condition. These are mostly the result of a bad connection such as a cold solder joint. The best temporary, and sometimes...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P56926YX4, dead fly, lens cloth
dead fly, lens cloth, key boards: Sorry, I cannot help; I am not familiar with this model enough to know how the screen/lens are assembled and how to get them apart. A careful visual study of the holding mechanisms may reveal how to dissasemble; worth a try. You may want to contact an...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P60921 picture, but not menu, blacks out intermittently, emi rfi, odd problem
emi rfi, odd problem, fluid leak: if the flyback was bad you would loose picture and all menus with it. this is a odd problem you have and i find on this model when we have a odd problem it is usually because of a fluid leak. see each of the three tubes has a fluid on the face of it. this...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P61937, rca p61937, sharpness
rca p61937, sharpness, model number: the sharpness should be in the first 1/4 to 1/2 of its graph usually sharpness is to peak the picture and take the grainy look away and smooth out the picture as to if its a 4.3 to 16.9 your owners Manuel should have that info in it or go to Thomson...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA P61937, flesh tones, skin colors
flesh tones, skin colors, human faces: Well, you can get out your tape measure and take the ratio of the width to the heighth and you will know! I think this is a tv shape screen, or 4/3 ratio for standard NTSC television viewing. I don t understand the comment about NEVER put any thing...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Picture, black bars on sides, glass shape, rca 27 tv
glass shape, rca 27 tv, convergence problem: Bob, This is a convergence problem. First try the age old standard reset and whacking procedures. ONE: Reset the internals by unplugging the power cord for 4 hours. When powered back up everything inside will be restored to factory defaults. TWO:...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Picture distortion, hourglass shape, doublevision
hourglass shape, doublevision, opnion: Steve, It s up to you. This set should have a life expectancy of about 15 years - but most rcas don t make it that far! The cost of repair will be about $400. It needs a new convergence board and checkout. So, let s say realisticlly that you can get another...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Picture Problem, vertical amplifier, rca 32
vertical amplifier, rca 32, deflection amplifier: It is a problem with the vertical deflection amplifier. Before seeking pro service try just whacking the set a few vigorous smacks in a variety of places. This will often awaken loose connections and/or cold solder joints. Cleggsan PS: Repairs to...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Picture Problem, geometric distortion, uncommon problem
geometric distortion, uncommon problem, static charges: Good description of the symptoms. Thanks, don t always get such clear explanations! (1) Problem is the old hourglass geometric distortion of the raster. The problem is most likely a failure of the convergence board which contains the drivers for the projection...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Power Problem, high voltage system, audio power amplifier
high voltage system, audio power amplifier, futher questions: Well, I am very sorry to inform you, but the best thing to do is nurse it along until you are ready to buy a replacement tv system. The cost of repairing this one, because of its age, is more than it is worth. The reason it shuts off is because there...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Will not Power up, rca home theater, guidiance
rca home theater, guidiance, repair person: Hi Marcia, This set (Chassis CTC169) has many problems that can cause this symptom. The most common one is CR4118 and the associated capacitor C4143 and C4145 should also be replaced. This may or may not fix the set, but it s a good start. Phi...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA PROJECTION TV, rca projection tv, static sound
rca projection tv, static sound, tv model: this could be several different parts in the tv.if you can use a meter we can troubleshoot. this tv is known for the main transformer to go bad. a repair cost will range 400-500. there is modules in this tv but i would want to be sure before we buy one. let...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Proj TV can't "see" remote, rear projection tv, ir signal
rear projection tv, ir signal, remotes: This could very well be a problem with IR receiver itself (the component that gets the IR signal from the remote). This is not so uncommon. Since it s an RCA it could very well be a system control problem. The first one is not at all expensive. the second...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection Green/White lines, chassis board, rca home theater
chassis board, rca home theater, loud pop: It is a bad video processing function. I doubt if it has anything to do with the pip. I suggest you call in another tech. Try to find one who has experience with RCA sets. If the set has a new main board, it should not be too hard to find out how to get...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection Picture Cropped, projection screen tv, chassis number
projection screen tv, chassis number, screen menus: Kevin, The fold over at the bottom of the screen is most likely from a failing capacitor in the vertical output section. The non-functioning on screen menus may be related to the vertical problem. In many projection TVs the video will be shut down if any...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection T.V. OUT, crackling noise, voltage area
crackling noise, voltage area, pwr supply: hi Nancy did you get a part number on the service order from your servicer ? usualy crackling noise and pop is from a high voltage area its hard to say but of course i trust he gave you a warranty on the work performed there is a pwr supply...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection Television, rear projection tv, projection television
rear projection tv, projection television, tv model: Bob, Most likely the problem is due to a fault with the convergence circuit board that is located behind the lower front speaker grill. In most cases I find that the convergence amp modules will have defective solder connections on the pins. A quick touch...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection Televisions, inch rca, output transistor
inch rca, output transistor, projection televisions: Yes, there is a way to fix it. The set is attempting to turn on, but is detecting a problem and shutting down to prevent additional damage. Usually this is because the Horizontal Output Transistor (HOT) is shorted. If the picture was of good quality, then...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection TV, rca projection tv, cabintery
rca projection tv, cabintery, new tv: this sounds like the main power supply might be going bad. if so a repair cost on this model can run 400-500. this was a great model but when it broke it was a real pain to repair. i think i might invest this money towards a new tv in this case. good luck...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection TV, rca projection tv, big screen tvs
rca projection tv, big screen tvs, 52 rca projection tv: Big Screen tvs are like pianos; they should never be moved and if they are they should be completely tuned up before putting back into service! The problem is undoubtedly related to the move. There are potential loose connections that have been brought...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection TV, rca projection tv, vcr tapes
rca projection tv, vcr tapes, first 5 minutes: Hi Carece it sounds like a on board tuner problem you can select inputs to play the dvd and vcr through it so that is a good thing you can use the tuner on your vcr to select stations and watch them the chassis would require tuner repair and most...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection TV Audio Trouble, rca projection tv, rex appliance store
rca projection tv, rex appliance store, rca tv: on this model there are several different circuits that can cause this. this tv also has a eprom chip. when it gets a error code it will shut off the audio. unplugging the tv and plugging it back in removes the error code and returns the audio. but the reason...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection TV - Convergence problem, rca projection tv, rca model
rca projection tv, rca model, stan jones: Stan, First, take a look at the following web site information. Unfortunately, some RCA sets have manual convergence boards - which means you can do nothing but replace it and adjust the manual controls on the board itself. But some of the newer ones...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection TV -Dead, rca projection tv, reliability record
rca projection tv, reliability record, ir receiver: Schematics are hard to find for rca. They are also hard to keep running. The reliability record is quite dismal. If the unit is more than a few years old you may find it more expensive to repair and keep it going than to just purchase a new unit. When...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection TV Flyback Transformer, tv flyback transformer, rca projection tv
tv flyback transformer, rca projection tv, partstore: ok in some cases it might blow the horizontal output. but other than that the flyback should be it and is very common to go bad. now i will tell you a cost of repair for this will range around 350-400. good luck :) let me know if you need more info...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection TV Hisses, rca projection tv, 52 inch rca
rca projection tv, 52 inch rca, 52 inch rca projection tv: Did you put your ear right up as close as you can get to determine if the buzz is coming from the speakers? If not, then you can usually track down the acoustic source by using a long wooden stick (don t use a conductive rod for your own safety) and hold...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection TV Intermittent Power Up Problem, rca projection tv, rca model
rca projection tv, rca model, weird problems: ok this set is known for weird problems. i have not seen many bad micros?? the reason this works is because it clears the memory. let me tell you what is common on this model and causes weird problems. it is fluid. each projector tube has a fluid reservoir...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection TV Model P46146WK, rca projection tv, dollar range
rca projection tv, dollar range, tv model: It is the tube and if you do find one it s gonna be in the 5-7 hundred dollar range. It s not on any of my lists as being avail. And next week one of the others may follow suit and then the last. Time for a new set with modern features and a warranty...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection TV P52720LV, rca projection tv, statistical probability
rca projection tv, statistical probability, poor reliability: Dennis, If you have read any of my archive reports you know that I don t like RCA because of their poor reliability - in my opinion. With the set going on 8 years of age you are at the point where it may be a wiser investment to put it into a new machine....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection TV P52770EB Powers Off, rca projection tv, high voltage
rca projection tv, high voltage, power supply: hi Wayne it could be a power supply problem or a high voltage splitter failed you could spend any where from 200 to 350 getting it running again these sets are still hanging in there pretty well hope this has cleared up your questions have a great...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection TV - NO POWER, rca projection tv, radio shack
rca projection tv, radio shack, walmart: Chris. I would say to replace the fuse under these conditions: A) After putting in the new fuse, turn on the tv but with your finger on the off button or the power cord, so that if you see, smell or hear something unusual you can quickly pull the power....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection TV p52755st, high voltage system, rca projection tv
high voltage system, rca projection tv, correct diagnosis: I cannot tell from such a distance. I suggest you have an expert tech look at it up close so a correct diagnosis can be made. HOWEVER: A set this old is probably not a good candidate for long term repair. If you have a tech come in and repair it you may...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection TV Resistor burnt up after move, rca projection tv, rca model
rca projection tv, rca model, resistor: this is a common problem. you have a high voltage splitter bad. it is what burnt the resistor. unless you can solder good? and use a meter? then you need a repairman. a cost will range around 400.00 if you can solder let me know? good luck :) let me know...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection TV Tube leakage, rca projection tv, rca mm52110
rca projection tv, rca mm52110, blue tube: this is very common on projection tv s. you cannot stop it. rca s do it a little more. hitachi s almost never do this. the repair will depend on the shop. my shop charges 450.00 to do the repair. some shops will not want to reseal the tube but replace it....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection TV--No Video, rca projection tv, video circuits
rca projection tv, video circuits, audio circuits: If you have the burning desire for HDTV - and they are getting real good - now might be the time to do it. Ordinarily I would urge you to fix it; the set is not even half way to its normal life span. However, it is RCA and they have not been a very reliable...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection TV withg no power, rca projection tv, compromise safety
rca projection tv, compromise safety, fire issues: It has gone into protection mode. This is caused when there is a shorted condition somewhere among the several sections of the tv. When too much current is detected it activates the protection system which shuts the set off in order to avoid further damages...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection TV, high voltage system, rca projection tv
high voltage system, rca projection tv, internal software: Well, the set is old, Tami, and may not be worth spending much repair time on it. Also, it is an RCA - and they don t have a really good record of reliability. But, first, let s take a look at the most simple of things. Do a hard reset of all the internal...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection television- Convergence, ohm resistor, voltage readings
ohm resistor, voltage readings, dc voltages: ok r19717 is a 30k ohm resistor and looks burnt all the time. it runs hot in this model. if you pull it out and check it i think it is ok. i do not have my manual here but i will check tomorrow to see but i think it is in the power circuit that feeds the tuner...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projection tv p52770eb, rca projection tv, voltage divider
rca projection tv, voltage divider, high voltage: Hi Jerry, The most common problem on this set is the high voltage divider, which costs around $55.00 for an RCA type and $18.00 for an aftermarket one. $350.00 to repair this set even if it has other problems should be about right. Call around to...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Projector TV won't turn on?, projector tv, flyback transformer
projector tv, flyback transformer, setup menu: this is not the flyback. this sounds like a bad button assembly. when it goes bad it shorts out the remote sensor. this can be unplugged and then the remote will work fine. if you need help doing this i can show it to you. but you will need a digital camera....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA ProScan 35" picture probelm, vertical deflection, deflection amplifier
vertical deflection, deflection amplifier, service mode: There are three problems with this model. ONE: It is an old rca. They are not among the great sets of the world! Their reliability is usually at the bottom of the list! TWO: There is an intermittancy that is causing the screen size and shift. Try...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA ProScan Wont turn on!, rca proscan, repaly
rca proscan, repaly, model ps: i do not see a repaly or answer here. i got your question the other day. i replyed back and asked if you can use a meter and test parts for me? if you can then may be we can fix it. if not a repair shop would charge 200-300 for this repair and i do not think...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA/Proscan 35, rca proscan, tube tv
rca proscan, tube tv, picture tube: It is really old; beyond the age of being a candidate for any serious repairs. The symptoms you describe are serious. The protection circuit is activating because it is detecting excessive current from amongst one of the sections of the tv. This is usually...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Proscan PS 31122 repair, rca proscan, chassis number
rca proscan, chassis number, tv worth: Scott, Please give me the chassis number of the rear of the TV. I will need the chassis number to see what changes were made to the basic chassis. The chassis number will also tell me what if any solder connections issues there may be with this chassis. ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Proscan, rca proscan, hardware failures
rca proscan, hardware failures, waveform: ONE: Try a hard reset. Unplug power cord for 4 hours. This will correct for soft code corruptions. TWO: If hard reset does not help it means there are hardware failures. They could be anywhere within the many sections of the tv and only by taking voltage...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA PTK195M413 P52937SG, internal combustion engine, toaster works
internal combustion engine, toaster works, steam iron: Shonna, Yes. Take the children for a walk. Walk to the library and get some good books for them to read, or for you to read to them. Plan some games and fun activities. Make it a serious matter to entertain each other without the use of television. ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA p46050t color problems, output circuits, video output
output circuits, video output, test pattern: Hello Robbie, The menu will come up because the video for the menu is sent directly to the video output circuits. When you say that the color is all messed up can you better describe what the screen looks like? Also have you adjusted the color convergence...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA p52923, rca, screens
rca, screens: well if it is just a little dark?? then we can adjust the screen controls. this is a box in the front of the tv behind the panel that is behind the speaker grill. this box has 6 controls 3 are focus and 3 screens. do not turn them up to much it will damage...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: two RCA's with personality, antenna amplifier, dish antenna
antenna amplifier, dish antenna, antenna input: Eric, The first thing you must do is isolate the problem to internal or external. Disconnect everything from the tv except the power cord. Turn it on with no antenna input connection. Then short the input with a small jumper wire or paper clip. Bend...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA picture problem, vertical deflection, rca tv
vertical deflection, rca tv, static sound: Yes. It can be fixed. Is it worth it? No, in my opinion. Why? Because the set is 1) and RCA which has had a very poor record of reliability for the past several years, 2) because it is approaching its end of life soon and you will be required to make...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA picture getting shorter, vertical deflection, deflection amplifier
vertical deflection, deflection amplifier, rca tv: It is not, unfortunately, a home remedy. It will require the attention of a tv technician who can properly diagnose it and fix the bad parts. The problem is in the vertical deflection amplifier and probably needs a new output module. The cost of something...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA No picture/no sound, rca model, statistical probability
rca model, statistical probability, economic point: ONE: It is an RCA. They are not the most reliable sets, unfortunately. TWO: A big screen should run for 12 to 15 years. Most of them do, but many of my correspondents with RCA sets have had too much trouble to make it economically feasible to get that...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA, picture white, horizontal lines, inch rca, rca tv
inch rca, rca tv, loose connections: Avery, Bang on the set with your fist. Give it a few good jolts all around the cabinet. This will restart cold solder joints and loose connections - for which rca is famous. If this does not cure it, start looking for a new set. An rca this old...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA no picture, unusable signal, video amplifier
unusable signal, video amplifier, tank circuit: Gene, I do not know for sure what has caused the picture to go out. There are many possibilities. So, let s try a few things. ONE: Do a hard reset first. That is always a good thing to do when things go wrong with any home electronic products. What...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA problems, inch rca, rca television
inch rca, rca television, chassis number: Hi Tammy since there are literaly thousnad of rca big screens out there and not know a model or year or chassis number that are located on the back of the set i realy cant tell you much other than it sounds like a power or systems control problem...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA On, off problems, excessive power consumption, output transistor
excessive power consumption, output transistor, rca tv: R, First, it is an RCA. They are not among the most reliable of sets on the market. Secondly, the self shut-down is a function of the protection circuits. They are constantly monitoring current and power consumption of the various sections of the tv....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA not programming channels, eprom memory, memory units
eprom memory, memory units, cable channels: Do a hard reset and try again. HARD RESET: Unplug the power cord for 4 hours or longer. Then power it up again. This procedure will reset all the internal codes and software programs. If the reset does not solve the problem it is likely the controller...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA projection, rca model, electronics training
rca model, electronics training, possibilty: Hi Ryan, I don t think I ve seen one with a zoom feature. Could be that the convergence is going out, but then, I ve rarely had a problem with the convergence on these chassis. Another possibilty would be the horizontal saftey cap s. They do go...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA projection TV, rca projection tv, diagnosis procedure
rca projection tv, diagnosis procedure, tv power: This is bad, bad news - 90% of the time. Try a hard reset to see if will bring the set back to life (only 10% of the time). Unplug the power cord for 4 hours; then try again. I hope you are lucky. If the reset does not clear the problem it means the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA projection TV intermittent sound, rca colortrak 2000, rca projection tv
rca colortrak 2000, rca projection tv, computer mainboards: the ant (A) will not affect the audio. there should be a speaker on/off switch on the back of the tv. clean this and see if that fixes the audio. i have seen this before. if not we will look else where. on the ant (A) this part can be solered back on if...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA projection TV intermittent on/off then died., rca projection tv, copy and paste
rca projection tv, copy and paste, tech support: i am sorry but i do not remember who you are? i do tech support for a living. so on a current day i am tracking 60 repairs or so. plus i do a lot of free online help. please give me some past info. or copy and paste if you keep it on file. looking forward...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA projection TV #P52926S, rca projection tv, three colors
rca projection tv, three colors, football game: ok we have to pull off the front of the tv. behind the speaker grill is a panel. remove the panel. there is a black box there hanging. it has 6 controls on it. 3 are marked focus and 3 screen. we want to adjust the screen. if yoy turn these too high you can...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA projection TV - no sound, rca projection tv, defective power supply
rca projection tv, defective power supply, audio amp: First, go to the on-screen-display and make sure you are set for stereo audio. Maybe someone accidently changed the setting to SAP or such. Does your set have audio output jacks on the back of the set? If so, you can check to see if you are getting audio...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA projection TV, rca projection tv, chassis number
rca projection tv, chassis number, number model: Robert, The TV chassis number may be on the rear cover next to the model number, or the chassis number may be on a sticker on the inside of the TV. The chassis number may start with PTK----- Let me know if you find the chassis number. TOM, T&D ELECTRONICS...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA projection tv, high voltage system, rca projection tv
high voltage system, rca projection tv, power supply failure: This is a very old set and no manuals are readily available on line. Is it fixable? Yes, they are always fixable, but at what cost and how long will it stay working. ONE: It will cost plenty. TWO: It won t stay working very long. RCA sets are notorious...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA projection tv, rca projection tv, inch projection tv
rca projection tv, inch projection tv, red hue: First do my two standard procedures for any tv problem: ONE: Hard reset. Unplug the power cord; leave it unplugged for 4 hours or overnight. When powered up agian it will reset all the internal codes and parameters to factory defualts. TWO: Give it...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA projection, rca model, default conditions
rca model, default conditions, internal settings: No, I am in Las Vegas......... Just left NJ a few months ago, though! Yes, a professional will be needed for the shutting down problem. However, it may be difficult for an expert to pin down the problem until it becomes more repetitive. If you can struggle...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA projecton TV, high voltage supply, eventual failure
high voltage supply, eventual failure, high pitch: RCA rptv sets are famous for that. The high pitch comes from one of the power supplies. Could be the main power supply or the high voltage supply. In either case the repair will be $200 or more. Continue using the set will not do any harm, but will accelerate...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Radio, CD changer malfunctioning., rca radio, spindle motor
rca radio, spindle motor, rca stereo: Hi Janee to answer your guestion there could be a couple of reasons one the sled may not be moving freely or a spindle motor or a laser pick up failing these systems were not terribly expensive and most likely your going to spend more on it...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA RECEIVER, max sound, speaker switch
max sound, speaker switch, factory defaults: Keith, Try resetting the internal codes. Just unplug the power cord for 30 minutes. When you plug it back in it will automatically do the resetting of everything to factory defaults. If the reset does not help, then try disconnecting all inputs at the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Rea Prjection problem, rear projection tv, rca model
rear projection tv, rca model, audio amplifier: First, your problem is it is an RCA. They are not very reliable and many models have continual problems even after being repaired. So, I am not a fan of this brand. The set is suffering some kind of a shorted condition or at least something that is drawing...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Rear Projection power problem, rear projection tv, electrolytic caps
rear projection tv, electrolytic caps, projection power: It could be any of many, many possibilities. However, with the age and size it is likely a failure of the main power supply. You will have to replace all the electrolytic caps and manyby much more to restore it. Chances are that after a repair it will only...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Rear Projection TV, rear projection tv, rca rear projection tv
rear projection tv, rca rear projection tv, unusable signal: RCA is not the greatest for reliability. They are quite prone to fail as they get older and older. No picture: Does that mean no raster (Totally dark screen)? If so, you have lost the high voltage that drives the screen sweep lines. If there is a raster...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA RT2250 blinking speakers, rca rt2250, speaker icons
rca rt2250, speaker icons, setup feature: ONE: This is an RCA branded product. Bad news so far as I am concerned. TWO: The outputs are probably shot. The small sound that you hear is mostly from the predrivers and the reason it poops out after while is the overheating or overloading of the predriver...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA RT2250 keeps shutting itself off, rca rt2250, speaker wiring
rca rt2250, speaker wiring, solution c: Check for shorted conditions on any of the speaker wires. Could also be a shorted speaker. If you have the wires run where they could be pinched, check that out also. Any kind of short in the speaker wiring or systems will cause heat build up. One way...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA RT2380BK Receiever, rca rt2380bk, speaker wiring
rca rt2380bk, speaker wiring, loose wire: Yes, the speaker wiring, the speaker(s) themselves or how you have it configured can be the cause. If you have more than one speaker per channel, that will do it everytime, even though the amplifier is rated to drive two sets of speakers. (don t do it.)...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA RV-9970 pro logic receiver, rca brand, feature selections
rca brand, feature selections, pro logic: Any rca brand product, in my humble opinion, is not worth fixing. They are not a very reliable brand and they are usually not worth the repair costs. Better off just going out and buying a new peice of equipment. My opinion. But, if you want to check...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA rear projection TV no -sound, rear projection tv, headphone outputs
rear projection tv, headphone outputs, rca model: I don t know that model, specifically. However, most rca sets have optional audio features. First, do a hard reset; merely unplug the power cord for 4 hours and try again. Then, go into the on screen display and make sure you are set up for internal...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA rear projection Tv, high voltage system, high voltage supply
high voltage system, high voltage supply, rear projection tv: The question is does the tv have a raster. These are the lines upon which the picture is modulated. If the screen is totally dark then there is no raster. No raster means no high voltage. Raster, but no picture means the high voltage is okey but the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA rear projection, rear projection tv, liquid coolant
rear projection tv, liquid coolant, rca rear projection tv: It is not an oil but a liquid coolant. It is not uncommon for the coolant to leak out; sometimes slowly, sometimes abruptly if damaged. It requires some knowledge and practice to replace it. But if you are handy you can do it. I suggest you look around...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA red 'P', rca 52 projection tv, d52w20
rca 52 projection tv, d52w20, rca 52 projection: Here are the P items from the index of the owners manual: Parental control Menu 36 Problems 40 Parental controls 2, 24, 26 Lock/unlock 31 Password 40 Picture menu 34 Picture presets 19, 35 Picture rotation 34 PIP (Picture-in-picture) 2, 32 Button...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Scenium D34W135D, rca scenium, parents
rca scenium, parents: Hi Josh its hard to say but its a 34 inch is it possible it was set down sorta hard ? it could be a cracked board or it could have developed a problem connections broken in the move as well your most likely going to have to have some one look at...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Stereo quirks/cd player won't spin, servo system, rca stereo
servo system, rca stereo, laser diode: Not an uncommon symptom, unfortunately. IT is the result of a bad laser diode, or a malfunctioning servo system, or a badly aligned tracking of the optical pickup head. The unit is old enough that it is not worth the cost of repair. I think the best solution...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Stereo, rca stereo, audio amplifier
rca stereo, audio amplifier, speaker switch: Joe, My first reaction is oh-oh another RCA. They just are not very reliable - anymore. It used to be a grand name with great products, but not any more. At least that is my opinion. First: Make sure all the connections and settings are correct. Sometimes...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA screen picture is blue, blue screens, video functions
blue screens, video functions, video processor: There is no such thing as a cheap repair on an RCA. They are notorious for bad reliability. The age of this set is not in your favor and most experts would discourage one from giving repairs to a 35 set of any brand after the 5 year mark. If the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA shutting off and then distorted picture, rca model, protection circuitry
rca model, protection circuitry, generating system: Sorry, but I am in the NJ, Atlanta, Las Vegas and SLC areas of the country. It is worth making a few calls and simply asking if they can do circuit level troubleshooting (as opposed to just replacing boards) and if they can bring parts with them in their...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA sound, audio amplifiers, external speakers
audio amplifiers, external speakers, power amp: There are a large number or possibilities ranging from the power supply and voltage regulator that feeds the audio amplifiers to an intermittent sound detector in the jungle chip to corroded pins in the cable harness connecting the speakers to the output...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA stereo system RS 1285., rca brand, rca stereo
rca brand, rca stereo, outer shell: Answer: First, try a reset; merely unplug the power cord for 30 minutes and try again. If that does not help, read on. Best solution is to purchase a new cd player and connect it to the stereo through the a/v inputs. That will be less expensive than...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA stereo, thermal conduction, rca brand
thermal conduction, rca brand, poor insulation: The thermal protection circuit is causing the problem. When the set heats up internally it shuts down the amplifiers. It is usually caused by poor insulation and therefore poor thermal conduction of the power amp modules to the heatsink. This can be from...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA stuck on blue screen, inch rca, input selection
inch rca, input selection, video inputs: Blue screen usually means you are set to one of the video inputs. On the remote control, push the button for input selection. If that does not switch you back to tv, do a hard reset and try again. (Hard reset: Unplug the power cord for 4 hours). If...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA surround sound, hookup diagrams, rca
hookup diagrams, rca, ccd: Did the unit not come with a manual showing the hookup diagrams? Here are some places to go for generic diagrams on how to hook them up: http://www.compusa.com/specials/promos/entertainment/default.asp http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/genericContent.do?oid=139434#step8...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Television/ scrambled picture, rca television, antenna input
rca television, antenna input, raster lines: Here is what I want you to do: ONE: Turn the tv to video input and view a dvd or just no input. Then try the microwave. Do you get the jumbled picture? TWO: If you do not, it means the disruptive signal is coming in through the cable or antenna input....

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Television has no sound, electronic supply stores, rca television
electronic supply stores, rca television, replacement speakers: Tim, Maybe the speaker voice coil has gone open circuit. You can find replacement speakers at Radio Shack or electronic supply stores. First, take the speaker out of the set. If you can, using a d cell 1.5 volt battery, and some short wires, click the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA Television, rca television, inch rca
rca television, inch rca, reliability record: Yes. In the industry we call it the kiss of death . This is particularly so with RCA which has a very poor reliability record. The protection circuit has been activated. It senses excessive current that may be drawn from anywhere in the set. As soon...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA TV, rca tv, output transistor
rca tv, output transistor, flyback transformer: Hi Rafael, When plugging and unplugging, wait a few minutes in between cycles to clear any high voltage that is stagnant, otherwise you will damage the horizontal circuit. If the set is dead, then the cause that is most common on this chassis is the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA TV, tv station logos, rca model
tv station logos, rca model, rca tv: Hi James, From your description of the problem, it sounds like the vertical is stretched and is folding over. These chassis have had numerous problems with solder connections, up to 90 on some models that need to be repaired. This is a symptom of these...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA TV, radio frequency interference, light blub
radio frequency interference, light blub, florescent light: Sandy, What is wrong? 1) It is an RCA - which, in my opinion, is not a reliable set anymore. 2) It has some geometry problems in the raster configuration. 3) It may have rfi (radio frequency interference) or a noisy IC in the video processor. In other...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA TV, rca tv, loose connections
rca tv, loose connections, new tv: Just buy a new one quick. These old rca sets are great, but they don t last forever. Chances are if you fixed this one up it would fail again within a shortwhile afterwards. You can buy a new 19 inch for under $100 and you can not get any tv repaired...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA TV, rca projection tv, rca tv
rca projection tv, rca tv, trippler: this popping sound could be the power supply or a bad trippler. a cost of repair will range around 400.00. i would not invest this into a 13 year old tv. this model was good for 9-12 years. after that it started having problems. i would investthis money into...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA TV, rca projection tv, rca tv
rca projection tv, rca tv, vibration test: ONE: RCA are, unfortunately, not among the top sets for reliability. TWO: They are not known for their long life. Your set is already 13 years old, older than the average RCA big screen. So, you have been very lucky. THREE: There will be a very...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA TV, rca tv, cable jack
rca tv, cable jack, change channels: But, will the set turn off and on from the front panel controls as it should? Not sure I understand the problem. Have you done a hard reset? (Unplug the power cord for at least 4 hours, then try it again.) Have you checked the batteries in the remote?...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA TV, transistor logic, rca tv
transistor logic, rca tv, digital convergence: Hi Ken it sounds as if it might be but of course the description is not informative as a tech might have been these units are transistor to transistor logic on convergence circuits depending on which chassis you have some are analog convergence...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: My RCA TV Doesnt Work., rca tv, strange noise
rca tv, strange noise, tv model: Ignacio, Sorry, but there are many rca sets that don t work! They are not a very reliable tv set - in my opinion. The set is old enough that it is not a good candidate for expensive repairs because the money you spend on repairing it should go to the...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA TV/DVD/VCR hookup., vcr hookup, rf modulator
vcr hookup, rf modulator, rca model: Dara, If the TV has an RF connector you can purchase an RF modulator from radio Shack. Connect the modulator to the RF jack on the TV and then connect the VCR to the RF input on the RF modulator. Next, connect the DVD to the audio/video inputs on the RF modulator...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA TV doesn't pwr up, chassis number, rca tv
chassis number, rca tv, middle leg: hi Tom fb1 usualy stands for ferrite bead and not a diode that should be a ptk 169 chassis you can order the manuel for it but you do have to have the full chassis number try this company MCM 1-800-543-4330 and let me know how it goes ...

TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting: RCA TV double picture, rca tv, component cable
rca tv, component cable, support component: Judy, first make sure that both pieces of equipment support component, not only that but even support the same component system (they are at least 2) Secondly make sure you use the right slots and the right order. Also check that there is no settings to...