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RCA D52W19 SPARKS IN REAR

My RCA is 2 1/2 years old, not under warranty anymore. Yesterday I heard loud noise, I jumped up and looked behind. There were sparks coming out of the back. I unplugged it. It is going to cost $100.00 just to get it looked at. Is it worth fixing? or Should I just replace it?

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  • Kristi Pryor Jan 31, 2007

    Thanks! Yes there was power when the tv sparked...and it did not trip the breaker...A friend said it most likely was the transformer?? Have you ever heard of this before?? Thanks again!!

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The high voltage transformer could be the cause and isn't that tough to replace on RCA's. The units I have seen "spark" have had holes in the side of the transformer which allows 30KV to find its path to ground anyway it can. I wouldn't suggest just the average person attempt this repair though.

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Was there actually power when the Television was sparking? I would suggest replacing the power module and having someone test the voltage coming out of the plug it was plugged into did it trip the breaker?

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