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Rca and GE units that are between the age of 5 to 10 years old have a problem in their button panel unit will turn off by itself and menu scrolls no control of any of the functions after you turn it on replace front button panel ,ghost will go away

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My Sony DV3 has suddenly stopped providing any signal to the TV. I can switch it on and off but otherwise it is lifeless


Could be old age but have you even tried to unplug the unit for while and plug it back to see if it will reboot itself?

Apr 08, 2012 | Televison & Video

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tv comes on and off by itself, sometimes it blinks on and off. tv is 3years old. i put all my cords on a power surge . i recently put a dvd on my tv. need help to see if i need to buy another tv?


rca tv alway have that problem. you could try to clean up all control bottom in control panel or change all.if not. best thing you take down all bottom then only use remote control to operation that tv. good luck!

Jun 01, 2009 | RCA TruFlat 27F520T 27" TV

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Ghost switch


Hello!
Your tv has bad solder connections at the tuner and microprocessor or you have a bad eeprom IC...or both. The eeprom IC is to the tv what ram is to your computer...memory. The tuner's RF shield\ground connections and the microprocessor's RF shield connections must be soldered. If the solder job at the tuner/micro has already been done then replace the units eeprom IC and your set will work.
Sounds like not an easy fix ,huh? It's actually very easy if you have any experience soldering. I did about 5 a week for 8 years or so. Every RCA\GE tv made between 1992 and 1996 needed to have their tuners and micro's shielding\grounds re-soldered. There was a class action lawsuit brought against RCA for this.
If your unit made it this long without having this repair done it's amazing...the problem was cracks would appear in the solder ( cheap solder ).
If your unit has had this service done...most had to be carried out when the sets were only 2 to 4 years old... then your sattelite technician recreated the problem just by unscrewing\screwing in the input cable to your set. He broke loose the solder connections again.
If your unit has good solder on the tuner and micro then replacing the eeprom IC will get your unit exorcised!!! Good luck! Please rate my solution...Thank you!

barneyluc

Oct 20, 2008 | Televison & Video

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Keeps turning off


This unit has a common problem with fans. If one of the cooling fans is intermittent the unit will turn off when the fan fails. A qualified tech with a service remote can get into the service menu and on this unit the is a menu line that shows pwr down failures.

Dec 27, 2007 | LG 50PX5D 50 in. Plasma HDTV

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Crazy menu, comes on periodically without using remote


believe it or noT: try replacing all of the switches on the control panel (((power button switch,menu button switch, etc...)))

Oct 27, 2006 | RCA HD52W56 52" Rear Projection HDTV

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