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RCA HD61LPW163 does not power up

My RCA HP61LPW163 is approximately 3 years old without any problems to date, with original bulb. I recently had a power outage while the tv was on. The power was out for approx. 3-4 minutes, and when power was restored, I was unable to get the tv to power up. Upon plugging in to the receptacle, I do hear a relay energize and then nothing but the power and control led's on front of set light up.
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Re: RCA HD61LPW163 does not power up

Ok you have defective power oscillation circuit! maybe you have shorted parts. your TV needs to diagnose to qualified technician!

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