I have a rca tv model #F31317 it's less then 5 yrs old. i went to turn it on this morning, and i pushed the power button, and i heard the click, like it's gonna turn on, but it didn't no sound either, then i heard 3 more clicks after that. every time i tried it would do the same thing, even using the remote. i checked the breaker outside, it was fine, i checked the plugs, switched them, still nothing. i just would like to know if i need to buy another one, or it's something simple. i appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions.
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Re: i need some help please
The unit is in shutdown (There is a failure in the unit). Repair should be rather inexpensive if take to a repair facility (I'd guess about $80.00 depending on labor rates in your area). And most will give you an estimate for very little ($20-40)
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Most likely you have a bad highvoltage transformer and possibly a shorted horizontal output transistor. The transistor can be checked with a volt/ohm meter. Check collector to base. It should be over 1000 ohms. The transformer can be tested for inductance with an inductance meter or "ringer". One or both of these can cause the problem you described.
just follow the power cord where it goes into the tv and there is a small glass fuse right there,check to see if the small wire inside it is burnt out or if the fuse appears to be white or black inside.
the front panel assembly is rca part # 237420
I assume your chassis is a CTC203
Un plug the fpa and see if problem still acts up
you may not be able to find one
then try replacing the sticking buttons on it
Hi, I had the "Ghost In The Machine". I tried out what I descibed in my original posting.
#1. I unplugged The Set.
#2. I pushed in and held in the power button in for about 5 minutes before bedtime. ( The PC trick I learned) I gave it 5 minutes because a tv set has much more power inside it.
#3. I again pushed in and held the power button in again for 3 minutes the next morning.
#4. I plugged the tv in again. The red standby light was lit. The set did not immeadiatly come on when I tried to power it up.
#5. 5 Minutes later I returned and hit the power button on the remote and it came on like nothing ever was wrong.
#6. It has been fine now for 3 days!!! Powers up when commanded and shuts down like normal. It has yet to come back on or act up as it was doing.
I will keep a watch on it and if it starts up acting again I will repost. I hope this information will be of use to anyone who experienced the same problem. It didn't cost a dime, just some patience. Thanks for a forum that people can exchange information and save trouble and money unless all options are exhausted. Bill
R14109=750ohms 5% 1/4w
There is much more likely wrong with the TV. Resistor don't normally burn out with help, say, without a failing flyback transformer and possibly taking a transistor or two with it.
If you need the manual, go to
and type in "F31317" into the search field, you will several listings.
If you decide to replace it yourself, here's some more part numbers in case you need them.
Necessary parts: Transistor(Q14401)
Main Voltage regulator Q14101
Resistor R14109 open.
Research indicated the flyback transformer most probably bad
Hope this helps you.
"Beta tester of "0"s and "1's"
Sounds to me like there is an issue in the control circuit, and quite possibly the micro itself. If you have issue with both the remote and buttons I am thinking a microprocessor issue since they normally enter the micro at different locations and therefore would not have a single component cause a failure across both of them (Except the micro of course)
Best option may be a service center.