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Rca f32650 32"tv

Our tv has this clicking sound that over a week got fast and faster with a small black line that would appear on the screen when it clicked. During the week the tv clicking went so fast that the tv shut off and came back on and then shut off and I left it off and took it to the shop. They said it is the flyback and would cost $211.70 to fix. Question, is this worth paying for a 3 year 3 month tv and he also said this is common in these tv's. Could there be a recall that is out there? Thanks

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I am with any one that would like to join forces and get our tvs replaced at company cost. My tv isn't but a little over 2 years old and it is giving me the same problem. Any one that would like to go in on a lawyer well I'll throw down.

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There wasent a so called recall but there should have been and maybe if you got an attorney maybe you can start a class action as I know a minimum of twenty repair persons who must have customers, about 35 maybe more per repairperson who paid to have this set and other RCA fixed with a bad flyback xformer. Its sad when companeys cant stand up and say "Hey we made a mistake". RCA did have a problem and still do with sets out there with a tuner and ground problems that this problem would happen on a set just out of warrantee and cost the average customer 125 to 200 bucks to fix. RCA wasent sued over this as they had Millions of claims so what RCA did was to who ever could prove that they paid top have this done sent the customer a 50.00 cift certificate towards another RCA purchace!!! WHAT A JOKE THAT IS!! Good Luck as maybe this site could set up a page to get all those rca customers to sign up on and maybe we can get an attorny to handle this and file this for us??? BTW I have 2 sets I paid for the parts to replace!

Posted on May 27, 2006

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