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RCA 50" dlp lamp dead?

I recently replaced my dlp lamp. But the tv is still doing the same. The power light will blink then stay on for 5 seconds then blink again and go off. I checked the lamp door and make sure the light was not loose and the problem still the same. I use the troubleshoting guide and it all guide me to be the lamp. But now I purchased the light and I still can't watch tv.

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  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2007

    I have the same problem, buy a replacement lamp, installed it, close the back door (click on), power on, the TV power indicator blinks for 15sec, then off, power on again, the same thing...

    Try to place DVD through the TV, no voice, no picture, call the lamp company - seems to be the TV problem; called RCA, seems to be TV problem too.

    Now it seems I have to call the tech to my house...

    Any suggestion?

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2007

    I have an RCA Rear Projection that does the power light cycle deal about once a year. I happened upon a solution by accident last year by basically unplugging everything in the set for a visual check but I think just figured out what I did to fix.

    I have seen many posts related to unplugging the power for hours or days to drain the capacitor and just happened upon one tonight mentioning to push the power button to quickly drain the capacitor before working on the set.

    I just tried powering up my set for the millionth time this month since it went dead again.. nothing. Unplugged, held the power down for about 15 seconds... plugged in and powered up.. power light flashed once, then the set engaged. I'm back in action!

  • DWilk27 Feb 21, 2008

    the power green light comes on then off on again and off no sound no picture then off

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    the tv powers up and works rite for about 20 sec then get the bulb dead blinks could this be a fan or ballast in stead of bulb because it dose work for a few seconds



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There are many different problems with RCA televisions. One could be a color wheel. Another could be a bad ballast. has a guide and solutions for your RCA lamp 265866 or 270414. The problem is most likely a bad ballast, which is supposed to pre-charge your lamp and ignite it. If you aren't even getting to that stage, you can trace the problem to another component or power supply.

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Have you tried replacing the color wheel? I have the same problem with my tv and the repair man says that's the problem.

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Hi. Most Dlp sets have a fan for cooling the bulb this should start at switch on if it doesnt bulb will not light. Check fan is pluged in & that blades can turn freely.

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