Question about RCA F36650 36" TV

1 Answer

Intermittent No Video (6 Year Old TV)

Problem has happened now 3 times over the last 2 months and is becoming more frequent. Event: No video on remote power on:

  • TV not turned on all day till 3pm - Problem usually occurs after TV has been off for an extended period (~12 hours or more or overnight)
  • Powered TV on with remote
  • TV turned on - heard relay pull in
  • Heard de-gaussing/static that followed
  • Volume ok
  • No video
  • Tube gun heater elements not on
  • After about 2 minutes video came on
When video comes back and I put it in Service Mode I get Codes:
P1 26 Not Defined
P2 26 Not Defined
P3 24 Not Defined

I don't believe this is a transformer. In my experience the transformer is either good or bad. I am thinking more of the controlling circuit. Thank you. Jeff

Posted by on

  • ms0241 Dec 01, 2008

    Going on 3 weeks now - working solid.

    The Fix
    : Resoldered:

    * Both ends of LL04 (inductor between HOT and Horiz Drive Txfmr LL01). This is the inductor in the troubleshooting tips they tell you to check. It is on the output of Pin6 of LL01. No visible cracks or problem.

    * CP65 and CP76. I removed them to check capacitance then reused them.


    * Tie Wrapped both ribbon cables from GEM4 module away from power resistor.

    * Per SN - Replaced 2uF cap with 4uF cap to reduce power on current draw.

    Only new part that helped fix the problem was the Horizontal Output Transistor (shorted).



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • RCA Master
  • 1,550 Answers

Check for cracked solder joints on the coil near of the horizontal output,are between there pins

Posted on Nov 04, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Tv keeps turning off

This is probably due to failing PSU capacitors. It is fixable.

May 19, 2014 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Westinghouse Setup wizard

westinghouse will not work with an APPLE remote

Jun 09, 2013 | Westinghouse Televison & Video

1 Answer

LG 42PC3D Plasma TV Will Not Stay On

Could be a failing poser supply

Apr 22, 2017 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Sharp Aquos 32 nch TV, turn TV on, come on & goes off withn 2 sec

You have an intermittent power supply issue. See if you can get a used one on the cheap.

Aug 23, 2017 | Sharp Aquos LC-32G4U 32 in. HD-Ready LCD...

1 Answer

On and off

That hapened to me once and the solution that worked for me was unpluging the TV for about 5 minutes and pluging it back in, you may just need a new remote though.

Jul 28, 2008 | Philips 55PP9352 55" Projection Television

1 Answer


I have a Samsung 50" plasma, that has been blacking out over the last 6 months. A 9/2005 set. Now its practically unwatchable as it happens 3 times in an hour. Its not heat related - I have a high volume 9" fan activated on TV power on. Turning the set offf/on usually makes it come back for a now short while. Considering to go put it in the back of my pickup and park it in front of Best Buy and discourage Samsung purchases. This is the 2nd Samsung TV I've purchased (the other a 32" tube) I gave to my folks a couple years ago and its gone bad as well. Samsung product may look good, but their video engineers are not.

Jan 19, 2008 | Samsung HP-R5052 50 in. Plasma HDTV

Not finding what you are looking for?
RCA F36650 36" TV Logo

58 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top RCA Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

74634 Answers


Level 3 Expert

905 Answers

matt martin
matt martin

Level 3 Expert

1213 Answers

Are you a RCA Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides