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Powers on. green light flashes then turns back off.

I can't turn the tv on. The manual says a lamp needs replacing. The manual does not reflect correctly the rear housing of the tv. I can't find this lamp.

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  • greg431207 Oct 09, 2008

    Reply to Abrsvcs posting 10/09/08. The model number is HD52W58 serial number E393C5026.

  • greg431207 Oct 09, 2008

    Abrsvcs, the tv does have the red,green,blue lamps aimed toward a big mirror behind the screen. I have torn the tv apart trying to find this fourth lamp to no avail. I am 100% percent sure that the tv is a DLP model. Your comment suggests that there may be a different problem/solution. However, as have searched for a replacement bulb at the RCA website, they respond with a picture of the lamp in its cartridge or lamp only with prices from different vendors. I don't know which direction go in at this point.

  • kylaabbe2007 Oct 29, 2008

    the tv turns on then i push the power button but turns off right away.

  • legend426 Oct 30, 2008

    I have the same problem! when I try to turn the TV on the green light comes on then turns off, maybe a second later it'll turn back on by itself (green light) then turn back off.. Tv's probably only about 4 years old! Whats the problem?????

  • Need TV Now Feb 03, 2009

    This is so freaky. I have the exact problem. It doesn't seem as if there's anyone out here to help us. I too had this television for at least four years. The power switch turns on and turns right off.

  • katrina sandoval Mar 18, 2009

    tv turned off yesterday and will not turn on the power light blinks about 9 times i have the rca HD52w58 52" tv



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For troubleshooting your lamp, use the following lamp troubleshooting wizard here:

If it turns out you need a lamp, you can follow the simple instructions available here for just about any make and model, including your RCA. The RCA website is useless and they never have parts in stock.

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Please post the model number of your set. The category you have placed this question under is for a CRT based set that has no lamp. I should be able to help once I get the model number.


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  • ABRsvcs Oct 09, 2008

    If you see the red/green/blue CRTs, there are no other lamps. You DO NOT have a DLP machine. It is CRT based. What light is flashing and how many times? Is there any sound at all?





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