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TV turning on and off

My TV is turning on and off by itself. It has also lost all volume. Can you help me with this problem?

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  • natm Oct 11, 2007

    I tried unplugging the television for an hour and plugged it back in, it worked for approx. 30 minutes and started turning on and off again.  I then unplugged it for 16 hours and plugged it back in and it worked for approx.1 hour, then started again.  I'm not sure what to do now.  Should I call a repair shop?  My concern is that it may be cheaper to buy a new television.

  • natm Oct 11, 2007

    Is this something that we would be able to fix ourselves?  If so how can we get the parts?

  • mjennings9 Nov 13, 2007

    tv turns on and off by its is 2yrs.old unpluged 2 times ,was told that internal problem that happens a lot with rca.

  • Stephen Krajewski Dec 31, 2007

    We have the same problem. Remote doesn't work. No other button works except for the +/- channel switch on the set front that will power up the set.

    Someone here pounded the set with his fist just above the push buttons where the RCA label is located. Everything now works. :^))

    We'll monitor the set operation. If it goes out again and the "fist" trick works again, we'll inspect the set for corroded/dirty connections in or to the internal circuitry.

  • dianne66 Aug 12, 2008

    my tv just started turning itself on and off what should i do



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Follow-up for the RCA set coming on and off by itself....
We took the set apart and cleaned the ribbon connections for the front switch board. We touched up the solder connections on the circuit board as well. Once re-assembled, the set played for the rest of the day with no further problems.
Maybe it was a poor connection.
If you DO decide to do as we did, BE CAREFUL.
The set is very heavy. Get help.
Unplug the set before you do anything else.
The high voltage circuit can still hurt you after unplugging. Stay away from ANY large components.
You're on your own if you get hurt. Be careful.

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Try reset.Unplug AC cord for a few minutes, longer,if doesn't work.plug back in--try again.

Posted on Oct 10, 2007

  • Vista Electronics Oct 11, 2007

    Repair may involve high cost.Suspect micrprocessor or EEPROM circuit.


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