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RCA D52W27D The Three Blinks of Death

Hello Willtab,

I have a RCA HDTV Model D52W27D. Similar to others' problems, the front light will light up and turnoff three times. However, twice now it has come back to life. It still blinks three times, but comes on after the third. This morning it did the three blinks of death so I gave it a minute and then tried pressing the DVD power button and it came on.

When the TV finally comes on, the picture and sound are fine.

I opened the DVD and removed the disk that was in it thinking that may have something to do with the problem.

Also, before the three blinks of death started, I noticed that at powering on, the TV was not starting on the channel I was watching the night before, but on channel 2.

I hope I've given you useful information to help me fix this problem.

Star Smith
Somerset, KY RCA HDTV D52W27D start problem - The green light blinks three times ,but my set does not start at all. I need to know what to do next. Can anyone help? Need to know if it is something I can fix or should I call a repairman? Is this an expensive fix? Please let me know.

Thank you ... Jeanne

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  • babiegurrll Mar 13, 2009

    Over the past few days my T.V., the same as all of your models, would take a few minutes after you pushed the button for the screen to come on. When it finally came on it would be on channel2, not three and theinput mode would be switched away from my cable input. This morning I tried to turn the T.V. on and the light came on and went out 3 times, it sounded like it was trying to start, but nothing.


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