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Location: Franklinton, NC, USA
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I guess I'll post an update here...
My set was determined by RCA to be unrepairable. An IC on the video I/O board is bad. This IC is soldered on both sides of the board, and the servicer would not attempt to replace it. Nor would RCA gave me a credit toward a 56" RPTV HDTV Monitor. It is now in our family room.
After removing the serial number from their system, the old set was abandoned by RCA. The servicer let me have it back (it was taking up room in his garage that he wanted back).
Since then I have found out two things:
1) There is a company, Tri-State Module, that claims it can fix the board, for $280.
2) I may have a local person at the place I work (a semiconductor fab) who can replace the chip for me. I'm going to go this route. some time in the next few weeks, I will pull the board, order the chip, and offer to buy Sharon lunch if she pulls and replaces the chip for me. The chip costs $8.
We shall see what we shall see.
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RCA Television Service Information (DTV306/7 and ITC222)