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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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Re: RCA 50" dlp lamp dead?

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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Re: RCA 50" dlp lamp dead?

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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TV won’t turn on
• Press the TV button or ON/OFF button while remote is in TV mode and there’s a source of power to the outlet or outlet strip.
• Make sure the TV is plugged in.
• You might have tried to turn on the TV during the lamp cool-down. Wait a few moments and the picture will appear.
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