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RCA 32v524t About a year old and Quit working all I get is some ticking and a green flashing light out of warrany so I opened it up. I notice when I plug it in and hit the power button the tube lights for about a 1/2 a second then goes out then the power light starts flashing. I suspect that the flyback transformer is failing under a load. I would love to hear any other Ideas before I yank it out.Thanks,Chris

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  • RucsteR Dec 24, 2007

    We have had this RCA 32v524t for 1 yr 3 monthes. Then the power is turned on, relay toggles once and power light (on the on/off button) blinks. After a few second, power light stays on. There in no picture and no sound. When I contacted RCA, they said call Thomson. I called Thomson and they stated that the warranty is over so there is nothing they will do. It appears RCA has an issue with Thomson parts and RCA is not standing behind their product!

  • rabr26 Apr 16, 2008

    my wife turned the tv off. i went to turn it back on about 30 min later and all that happens is green light flickers on and off for a few seconds then stays lit but no picture or sound. the tv is only 4 months old and the warranty through badcock has expired



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Hello All,

This is a flyback problem. Thomson will not honor the installation neither will RCA. This has been going on for years. RCA and Thomson technically parted company a few years ago, but because RCA still uses Thomson parts they often have problems getting these parts when they fail, so RCA leaves it up to the TV owner to get the set repaired at a third party shop. In addition to this the Thomson parts only have a 1year warranty from the date of manufacture of the set, so it is possible for you to buy a RCA TV with Thomson parts that are out of warranty before you take it out of the store. Sad but true, the only recourse is to try to get RCA to service the set, provided that it malfunctions within the first year of purchase. I would suggest that you all take these TVs to a qualified TV repair shop to get them repaired, however, make sure the shop uses the exact OEM parts (This is important) because there are parts that come close to the original, but you or the TV shop would have to spend hours adjusting focus and screen voltages to allow the new part to work.

I hope this helps

Thank you,


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