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Default RCA main board

On 08/12/2020 12:50, wrote:
On Monday, December 7, 2020 at 9:03:09 PM UTC-5, wrote:
Hi Group, need help choosing a main board for an RCA TV model .. led32c45rq.. main board # fre01m3393lna35-a2.. i want to know if this board ..42RE01M3393LNA35-A2 Main Board for LED42C45RQ will work in replace of the one mentioned ???

The only way is to try it. There are two potential problems of high probability: the keyboard switches may not work as assigned, and you may have no picture, a badly pixelated picture, or an upside down picture because these boards don't drive the same screen. If the board is close enough, swapping the eeprom from the original board will usually fix the picture issues and likely the keyboard issues, but that's assuming the original eeprom is good. Since the eeprom is the most likely cause of any non-lightning failures of these boards, you may be moving a bad eeprom into a good board.

Programmed eeproms also seem available on eBay, bit of a markup though.

It's not difficult to make a programmer, running out of a parallel port
of an old PC. Or using an SBC such as a Raspberry-Pi.

Adrian C