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RCA HD61LPW42 Hi My picture comes on normal, stays on about a minute then the builb turns off, (I thought the builb was overheating)about a minute later the builb comes back on. It continualy repeats this cycle. I do have the back off and replaced the color wheel about 3 months ago. my 2 guesses are power supply or builb. please help. Chuck

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Having same problem replaced bulb and is still doing the same my fans are working found it to work good with back off

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How about the fan? I had a problem where the picture would not come on for a while and I noticed the fan speed fluctuating. There must be some saftey that keeps the bulb off if the fan isn't running. When I finally had to replace the bulb, the problem ceased.

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When TV is first turned on, color looks like a reverse negative in a photo, picture is mostly black, white, and purply pink. TV picture then shuts off, power light indicator stays green, sound stays on....

we had a SONY Rear projection and we had that problem turned out to be a bad fan and caused the main control board to fail thus the same problem contact the company and see what the warranty covers

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Picture occasionally goes out, still have sound when this occurs and then the picture will come back on after a while. When the picture is out the lamp is off. Hd61lpw42 RCA DLP TV

Souns like the Lamp is going out ,If you have never replaced Lamp then that is what your Problem is Mats has them for $99.00 1-800-628-1118

Nov 06, 2010 | RCA HD61LPW42 61" Rear Projection HDTV

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RCA HD61LPW42. No picture/sound.

Ur high voltage FBT,is dead the block of plastic with a red wire with a cap hook to the CRT(tv tube).Might also have to replace the whole power board?Because just couple parts it hard to determins,what else also ready to burn next!

Sep 12, 2009 | RCA HD61LPW42 61" Rear Projection HDTV

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No picture but sound

most likely the color wheel needs replacing.

Aug 08, 2009 | RCA HD61LPW42 61" Rear Projection HDTV

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I haven't worked on an RCA DLP but have on Samsung DLP, based on your description it sounds like the color wheel is bad. Take the back off and turn on TV make sure its not a fan making the noise ,but most likely its the "wheel" it is inside the light engine probably right next to where the lamp is plugged in. If the whine comes from this area definitely the wheel.

Apr 26, 2009 | RCA HD61LPW42 61" Rear Projection HDTV

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RCA HD61LPW42 runs for an hour then pic goes out for a minute and comes back

sounds like another crappy color wheel issue, just like my samsung hln617w.

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I would check to see if the lamp is actually comming on before anything else. The color wheel won't cause a loss of picture. Here is a link to purchase a suitable replacement lamp for the TV. It is 300 dollars less than the RCA version.

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