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No Picture when I turn it on

I press the on button, the light turns green, I hear a light whine and then the on button green light goes off. I changed the flyback transformer. Could it be the HV splitter not getting power to the bulbs? Or did all the bulbs go bad at the same time?

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  • Terry_J Dec 06, 2007

    My RCA D40W20 Projection Television is only 3.5 years old and will no longer turn on. After pushing the ON button once, the green light blinks on and off three times then shuts off. You cannot get the green light to come back on again for at least a minute. After the 1-minute wait period, you push the ON button again and it goes through the same sequence. This problem started slowly at first and the TV would eventually come on after many tries (while it was on, there were no problems with picture, color, brightness or any controls, which makes me think there is nothing wrong with the bulb). My solution at one point (after taking almost a whole day to get it to come on) was to leave the TV on 24/7 and put it on a blank channel when I wasn't watching it so the bulb was not in use. This worked until one of my children accidently turned it off and now it won't go back on at all (it's been six weeks since it went off, and I have tried turning it on several times every day since). Is there a solution to this problem that doesn't cost more than the TV is worth? I have been on several sites where many owners of the RCA LCD and Projection TV's (in all sizes) are all complaining about a very similar problem. Does anyone know if RCA is doing anything about this? I have had RCA TV’s since the mid 50’s, and they always lasted between 15 and 20 years. What’s with their products now?



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Changed the flyback? why ...did u check the horizontal ouput transistor. usally they go hand and hand with flyback

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