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Flickering colors, then back to black upon start up.

I have an RCA Scenuim 51" DLP. Seeing that I'm stuck with this EXPENSIVE and unreliable tv, I'm afraid that I have to repair it once again.

The only problem now however, is that my warante has expired, and I have to attempt fixing it myself. I'd really appreciate any advice to my problem.

If the tv is turned off for a while, and then is turned on, the video comes on, but the colors flicker on and off randomly, and very fast. During this flickering, the display goes black, and after a few minutes, the color flickering resumes. The power light button flickers when the tv goes black, but the tv does not turn off. The flickering display varies from 10 seconds to 30 seconds, then the black screen comes. If I let the tv do its thing (flicker to black, flicker to black) then about 30 minutes (or more) the tv finally works fine. As long as it's on (after that point), the flickering problem is gone.

My wife wants us to leave the tv on 24 hours a day to avoid this problem, but she's out of her mind.

I hope someone will be able to provide some advice.

Thanks in advance,

Tom

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Help! I have an RCA 40 inch HDTV (Model# D40W20). I've had it since 2005. Recently, the picture will flicker when I turn it on, but will stop flickering after a few minutes. My brother has the 52 inch model and his tv did the same thing before it broke down completely. Does anyone know what the problem could be?

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You possibly need to replace either the Main board, or the power board, they both can be purchased online, and you can either install yourself or go to a site like Onforce.com and accept bids.

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