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Dead, cycles 3 times

When power is pushed, the green light flashes 3 times with 2s between flashes indicating system control and buttons are working but then cuts off. all voltages seem good out of the power supply with roughly 130V towards the HOT, the HOT is good as well. I suspect the hv transformer, is there anything else i could possibly check for???

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  • R E Dec 21, 2008

    what does it mean to ring the transformer? thanks

  • kpickett22 Dec 27, 2008

    I have a RCA F36650 . The TV Power indicator blinks 3 times and nothing happens... Please help !!

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    I have the same issue RCA 36 in Entertainment series

    power doesn't seem to turn on at all, the green light in the power button comes on, for about 3 seconds and then goes off, this cycles 3 times then stops.

    do I need a repairman? I have no tools and wouldn't know how to fix any components.



  • R E Feb 11, 2009

    replaced flyback, TV WORKS!!!!!, but now i hear some intermittent (every couple seconds continuously) crackling coming from the yoke coil. I'm assuming this is arcing, will this cause the flyback to break again? If so, how can i fix the yoke, thanks

  • sunshine3139 Mar 19, 2009

    I have the same problem. Where on the board is the flyback transformer? What does it look like?


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You could ring the FBT if you have the equipment... If not I would suspect that also. RCA p/n# 257805 which is NLA so you'll have to order a 257807 which is electronically identical to the 257805 with the exception of a plug connected to the screen wire. You simply cut this connector off and you have a 257805.

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  • William Rayburn
    William Rayburn Dec 21, 2008

    If you have to ask the question you likely don't have the equipment... Might as well shotgun the repair and simply replace the FBT or take it in to a tech and have it repaired. They will likely ring the flyback and in most cases that will be the problem..


  • William Rayburn
    William Rayburn Feb 11, 2009

    I doubt the static discharge you hear is from the yoke, more likely the anode cup leaking. You can purchase some HV putty and form it into a ring and place it in the cup and seal the anode cup, that should stop the discharge.. Remember you're dealing with 20,000 volts on the crt - doesn't take more than a pin leak for some of that plasma to attempt to find ground.. Just don't get in its way!



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