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RCA DRC8320N Appears Dead

Anyone know where I may find schematic/parts for this unit? It is out of warranty and it appears that the power supply is bad. Thanx.

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  • dvdvcr Dec 07, 2007

    My RCA DRC8320N DVD Recorder+VCR combo is dead. No power to the unit although all plugs are operational.


  • goenczy Dec 24, 2007

    I have the same problem with with unit. I plug it in and hear noise but nothing works!

  • vickitoe Dec 28, 2007

    Same here. We got a "Warning. Interface Error! Turn off power." message on the TV. Power off the unit, and plug it back in, and we get the same message.



    Called RCA for a service center, and they told me that the common fix for this was to replace the S-Video cable. Asinine! The unit has power as I can hear the VCR whirring inside when I turn it on; however, there is no LED display whatsoever. How would the S-Video cable affect this? It wouldn't. They would not continue to support me unless I tried that "fix". Of course, replacing the cable had no effect. I am now going to call and be on hold for 30 minutes for another insane suggestion.



    Good luck to all.

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2008

    Interface error..........................keeps trying to read a disk, no display, unit will not turn on after you plug it in. Had to remove top cover to get my media out. RCA customer service is ridiculous.

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2008

    Same deal. Tried the 866 number & they say they're so overloaded they can't take calls for 3 more days. The solution, bye bye RCA.

  • pwasserman Jan 14, 2008

    Same deal. The support number says their call volume is so high they can't take anymore for another 3 days! The solution . . . bye bye RCA, unless somebody wants to start the class action . . . I'm in.

  • Bichons Jan 19, 2008

    I also have a RCA DRC8320N which has been used 3-4 times and will know longer power up. I was told the circuit board was bad and unit was not repairable. If anyone knows where I can purchase the mother board for this unit I would appreciate it. NO MORE RCA PRODUCTS! I also had a $2500.00 RCA TV which quit 6 months after the warranty expired. Same problem, bad circuitry, not repairable. They did tell me on the TV the damage was caused from water! Unbelieveable!

  • cathy9887 Jan 26, 2008

    Bummer, I was hoping to find a solution. Ours is dead too. Glad to hear that it's the product & not the user. :-)

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2008

    RCA DRC8300N DVD Recorder / VCR Combo IS DEAD WILL NOT POWER UP

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    I also have one that died. It is a replacement for the 8300N that also died. I went around and around with RCA on the 8300N with them saying it was a great unit and there were also lots of complaints on it.

    I tried very hard to just get a refund and ended up with this DRC8320N that worked fine fro a while and then died.

    My guess is I will call the 800 number on Monday and get the same runaround as prior unit.

    My solution is to trash RCA every possible way with friends and family and never again buy another of their products.

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2008

    Helpline told me to unplug unit, wait 30 minutes, hold power up button at the same time as remote and presto ----it is still dead. Bad product!!!

  • Skippymor Mar 14, 2008

    Unit shows "hello" when plugged in and no further action. Calls to RCA telephone number was of no help: "unplug unit and let stand for 30 minutes and press 'stop' and 'open/close' at the same time when plugged in". NOTHING HAPPENED after 10 tries. Incidentally, the RCA person we talked to was not an RCA employee - he worked for another company from Texas that took over RCA products. I am looking for a achematic so that I can take a better look at the "insides". (Our unit is 2 months over the year warranty.) I will never buy another RCA product!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    its dead and no lights are on,  less than a year from the day i got it.  

  • Mushmush Apr 01, 2008

    My DVD/VCR player has no display and the buttons don't work. I took it to a local RCA VCR repair shop and the couldn't help me because RCA no longer supports this unit for parts. So I took my little volt meter and checked the power to the front panel. It has power and the buttons work (change from 1 volt to 0 volts when I press them) but nothing happens. I haven't gotten any farther than that.

  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    yep. same problem here. it's exactly 3 days over the 1 year warranty, i took the cover off, when i plug it in, the vcr head turns, the dvd laser adjusts itself, and a small red light is on at the back right of the unit. for about 10 seconds. then nothing. called the number on the top of the unit, they said let it sit for 30 min, yada yada. still nothing after pressing the requested buttons. so i guess the only option is to spend the hundred bucks to get it fixed. right. not gonna happen. i'll buy sony.

  • tjcule Jul 25, 2008

    I have this same unit, and it has been wearisome from day one. Got home from Wal-Mart and it would not recognize any DVDs. Exchanged and new one worked, but processor was obviously not made for demands needed by this unit. It is slow to respond to button commands, and strange in the way you have to put it in program mode to record. I like the fire wire functions, but was quite depressed over the overall quality of this unit. Then, a few weeks ago it went crazy. It would get stuck on "hello" and the only way to unstick it was to unplug it, wait ten seconds, and then plug it back in. After a couple weeks of this it says "interface error" and nothing works to fix it. It's been a brick from my view ever since I've owned it. Will never buy an RCA again.

  • dlsimonds Aug 02, 2008

    Thankfully (I think) when my RCA DRC8320N froze (tape & disk stuck) I was just a few days under my 1 year warranty so I was able to send it to Alco Electronics (as instructed via the RCA call center) only to get it back with the tape still stuck and without the remote! I called again and was told the call center had only noted that the DVD was stuck (even though I told them AND stated in the letter sent with the player that both a tape & disc were stuck! Come on... it was pretty evident!) so I had to send it back again. I just got it back and it's not my player! Not even the same model. They sent me a DCR8335 (which is a cheaper model from what I can tell). Just called the call center again ... "Donald" said their system is down so he will have to call me back. Honest to God I'm going to scream!!!

  • John1955 Sep 07, 2008

    My RCA DVD+VCR DRC8320N will not power on (no illumination at all). In service for 21 months.

  • rkb2000 Sep 09, 2008

    Same problem here. I've tried unplugging it and letting it sit a few minutes before trying again, but nothing works. To make matters worse, I also have a DVD that isn't coming out.

  • Anonymous Sep 21, 2008

    My DRC8320N suddenly quit working. It accepted a VCR tape, but will not eject it now. The display no longer lights up. When you unplug it and plug it back in, you can hear the tape drive preparing to run, but then nothing happens. The unit is about 1 1/2 years old so the warranty is history.....naturally! Is it worth fixing?

  • Mike Adams
    Mike Adams Sep 21, 2008

    Dear Argon



    Regarding the RCA DRC8320N DVD Recorder combo problem where the unit displays "Warning: Interface error" and "Interface error! Turn off the power" error messages.



    Let it be known and confirmed your solution worked like a charm! I just replaced capacitor #C232 on the unit's power-supply PCB. I'm delighted to report it's now back in full operating condition, just as it was new out of the box.



    I wish you could've seen the huge smile across my face, when the long absent "hello" message appeared on the unit's front display panel, for the first time after many long months. In addition, all the front-panel buttons are now fully operational once again. What a joyful and most welcome outcome.



    Rather than mail-ordering the part from MCM Electronics, I used a 1000µF 50 volt capacitor (part #272-1047) purchased from my local Radio Shack. Up-sizing from the component's original 16 volt rating to 50 volts should guarantee it'll never fail again due to overheating, although your choice of 25 volts would likely suffice just as well. A bit of overkill here can only help the situation and most certainly won't hurt.



    The important thing for others to understand is, the manufacturer's original choice of a 16 volt rated capacitor (in this instance) is grossly inadequate and will almost certainly fail prematurely. This assessment isn't personal opinion but rather absolute fact, based upon how many other owner's have historically had this identically same problem. The failure most typically occurs just after the unit's warranty has expired.



    Be aware, I further noticed the capacitor located directly above #C232 (marked #C208) was also unacceptably hot to the touch. Both are identical parts having the same values. Capacitor #C208 would undoubtedly also have eventually failed due to overheating just as #C232 did. For this reason, I chose to replace both components.



    Argon, if you read this message please email me so I can thank you personally. My public email address begin with mikeadams110 and end with (either) yahoo or hotmail dot com. Contact me using either and I'll email you back using my personal ISP email address. Thanks again for your professional expertise and generosity.



    Respectfully, Mike Adams

  • seattle7171 Dec 17, 2008

    I just found this thread and have the same problem. No power. Fuse looks ok.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    My problem is also a dead unit. I just read about the C232 and C208 capacitors and looked at my unit. Both capacitors have the end of it bulging out indicating they are bad. I will change them and see if that corrects my problem.

  • Leonard Jan 10, 2009

    I also have a dead unit. I just read about the C232 and C280 capacitors. I looked at my power supply and found both capacitors have their ends bulging. A good sign they are bad. I will change them and hope nothing else is wrong.

  • Marc Aaron Jan 26, 2009

    I will never, ever buy another RCA product after all the misery this unit dumped on us.  The menu system is poorly documented and is impossible to understand, with related concepts scattered all over the place on different screens.


    The final blow came yesterday.  I've been trying for nearly 24 hours to get the unit to eject the VHS tape and it simply will not do it.  I can't find a manual eject button anywhere.  The unit make a noise when first plugged in, as if a tape was going to start playing, then goes completely unresponsive to every button on the unit, including eject.


    The VHS tape currently stuck in the unit has priceless memories for us.  The only option I have now is to disassemble the unit completely and try to rescue the tape without damaging it.


    Have I mentioned yet that I will never buy another RCA product?  Based on this miserable experience, I'd encourage everyone else to do the same.  It is far too much pain for the use we get out of it.



  • wy5t Feb 02, 2009

    The unit is dead. When pluged in to wall outlet, the hello will lite up but unit will not respone to any button pushed. The tape is hung in the unit. No other lights are lite. RCA DRC8320N

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    Same thing here. I took the cover off to see what was happening and the noise you first hear is the tape mechanism trying to engage the tape, but it doesn’t on mine. After that, it is either pls wait, hello or odd lights keep flashing on and off. I think I’m done with RCA as well !!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    interface error...few months past 1 yr warranty

  • VirtualEagle Apr 22, 2009

    Mine just died yesterday. I have had it for over 2.5 years, and aside from occasional problems with the VCR tracking; I have not had any real problems with the unit. I pulled off the cover today, and found that the fuse is blown. I plan to go get another one tomorrow; and see if that gets it back up and running. All the cpas and transistors appear to be fine.

  • Thanks too Apr 25, 2009

    Mine had the same problem (Nothing when plugged in). My wife took it to a repairman who said the power supply was bad and suggested throwing it away. I had her bring it home and was searching for a power supply for it when I ran into this site. I replaced the capacitor (c-232) as suggested by Argon although my C-232 capacitor appeared perfect. It is now working like a charm and the capacitor was $1.95. Thanks a lot Argon.

  • faviobau
    faviobau Mar 03, 2013

    I do have the same problem dosen't work from the day one I did purchase this unitt

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For units with no functions, appears dead, power supply gets a leaky capacitor in power supply. Designator #C232 on pc board. It is a 1000uF 16volt capacitor that needs to be replaced.

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FIXED !!!

The original post in '07 was bang on! It IS the capacitor, C232 on the power supply where the power cable enters the case! Replace with 35 volt 1000uf (was a 15 volt) I'm not a soldering whiz and I fixed in 10 minutes!

I got the caps on Ebay for $5, 10 to a bag.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250497277066&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Thanks to the original poster !

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    John Duffy Mar 01, 2010

    I replaced the 232 cap and it overheated within watching 7 or 8 dvd's as
    it made a buzzing sound and gave off that telltale smell of burning
    electronics, AND later added the 208 to no avail. The large 400v 68uf
    cap looks as tho' its burst. (bulging at top) Now i get the usual
    "Hello" flashing signal.

    ***If this machine was made during the
    period when all those bad caps were found, (03-06) on computer
    motherboards there may be more problems than we think.

    Since i
    have nothing to lose i will go ahead and order/install the 400v for 5
    bucks. Who knows i may became a tech after all this :)

  • Ken Kalinowski Dec 30, 2016

    It worked - C232 and C208 recommend both since both under rated at 15 volts should replace with the 35 volt - I also replaced the 2 amp slow blow fuse - even though I had good continuity. Thanks for the help on this!!!

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Looks like this forum has been here for a long time. I too have the RCA DRC8320N. Some time back it just stopped working. Don't know why, but I kept it. I found this forum, said what the heck and went out and bought a solder iron. I actually swiped a 1000uf 16v capacitor off an old PC power supply and replaced C232 in the RCA with it. TADA!!! it worked and we can use the system once again. Thank you guys for these suggestions.

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Me and my brother in law bought two units 1 1/2 year and both units are dead maybe i will try to replace the capacitor!! I think it was my lastcrappy RCA ELECTRONIC APPLIANCE I BOUGHT..... I swear!!

Posted on Feb 14, 2010

  • Georges C?t? Feb 21, 2010

    Ok ! i confirm that changing the capacitor C232 is really the solution,go to radio shack or any electronics part store and buy a capacitor 1000 micro farhad 25 volts and that's it ,i've just changing mine and my unit is still alive yeah!
    Thanks Argon!!

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Same here. We got a "Warning. Interface Error! Turn off power." message on the TV. Power off the unit, and plug it back in, and we get the same message.

Called RCA for a service center, and they told me that the common fix for this was to replace the S-Video cable. Asinine! The unit has power as I can hear the VCR whirring inside when I turn it on; however, there is no LED display whatsoever. How would the S-Video cable affect this? It wouldn't. They would not continue to support me unless I tried that "fix". Of course, replacing the cable had no effect. I am now going to call and be on hold for 30 minutes for another insane suggestion.

Good luck to all.

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RCA DRC8300N DVD Recorder / VCR Combo
IS DEAD ONLY USED IT 2 TIMES, NOW IT WILL DO NOTHING

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RCA DRC8320N......Was dead...
Found this site. Replaced C232 and
C208 on power supply board with
1000uf 35vdc caps from Radio Shack...
Works like a champ.......THANK YOU...
Look closely at the origional caps for
discoloration....they are underrated......
note correct polorization........

Posted on Oct 23, 2010

A friend of mine asked me to look at his DRC8320N. i found this page, noticed the comment about C232, so i replaced it. it worked!
thanks!

Scott

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FIXED!!!!!!!!

1. Read this post
2. Purchased 2 1000uf 35v capacitors ($4 total), 40W soldering iron ($12.95) and solder ($2) for total of $21.36 (including tax)
3. Removed 6 phillips screws from outer case, removed 5 phillips screws from power supply board and disconnected wires to remove the power supply board
4. Replaced both C232 and C208 capacitors
5. Attached wires, screwed in the 5 phillips screws on power supply board and screwed in 6 phillips screws for outer case
6. Plugged in the unit\
7. SUCCESS!!!!!!

TOTAL TIME: 20 MINUTES (not including purchasing the supplies)

Posted on Feb 13, 2013

  • sonia plata Mar 03, 2013

    Hi Jimmy J, I had a friend change the 2 capacitors and put in a new fuse 2 amp 250volts, but still get the warning interface error and, no light in the front display. yet when I turned on the dvd, I can see the dvd movie and hear it, but the same message comes up. what can it be this time? please advise. thanks Sonia

  • sonia plata Mar 03, 2013

    Hi Jimmy J; I had a friend replace the capacitors to C232 both and put in a new fuse 2amp250v. but still have the same message come up warning interface error, please advise what could be the problem, thanks sonia

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I have a rcadrc8320n recorder bought in 2006 from walmart.it went dead in january 2012.no power no lights.checked capacitors and fuse.c232 capacitor was bulging at top.i replaced c232 and c208 anf fuse,so i wouldnot have to replace later.c232 and c208 were 1000uf 16 volts.i upgraded c232 and c208capacitors to 1000uf 35 volts.put them in same way thet come out and solder.these items can be purchased at radio shack.fuse 2amp 250v (slow blow) radio shack#2701064 a 4pk.is $2.99.c232 and c208 capacitor are the same,radio shack#272-1032 are $1.79.thank you for your site.works fine.

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C232 1.95 @ radioshack, took me longer t get the cover back on the repalce the cap

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Thanks for suggestion! I replaced the original # C232 capacitor (1000µF 16 volt) with 1000µF 35 volt one and that solved the "Warning: Interface error" problem. The unit is in operating conditions. It seems that is just a vendor's catch known to repairmen. The lowest price for a fix (I found in the nearby market) was 40 bucks cash (that includes labor and materials). Cheers,

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Mine just died yesterday. I have had it for over 2.5 years, and aside from occasional problems with the VCR tracking; I have not had any real problems with the unit. I pulled off the cover today, and found that the fuse is blown. I plan to go get another one tomorrow; and see if that gets it back up and running. All the cpas and transistors appear to be fine.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

  • LMDP Oct 17, 2010

    Mine DID appear to be fine too...but C232 was indeed shot.

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My machine is still under warranty (thank goodness) but I too waited on hold forever. They said wait 2-4 hours for an email explaining how to return unit. I waited 3 days and had to call back and was told my service request # I had was not valid and had to go through the whole situation again! This unit is obviously a problem - why isn't there a recall????

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Burn the damn thing!!!

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I have one to that wont power on and we have tried to call RCA more than once. They told us that the company has been sold and they will no longer stand by the warrantee in the owners manual. I also have a 2 year extended warrantee through walmart and they wont do anything untill the manufacturer's warrantee is over, 4 more months.
I want to start a class action lawsuit anyone interested?

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

  • Charityth Jan 24, 2008

    I have contacted a class action lawsuit lawyer. He has started the case against RCA. I know its only a $169 piece of equipment, but for the company to refuse to honor my warranty is illegal. I would like anyone who is interested in joining this lawsuit to email me at charityth@hotmail.com, in the subject line put lawsuit so I dont accidentally delete you. This company is trying to get out of honoring all waranties. I have looked around the web and have found that there are MANY RCA DRC8320N's that are malfunctioning. Please, there is no work on your part, if you have a malfunctioning unit please email me.

    Charity

  • Charityth Jul 28, 2008

    Ok here is an update for anyone interested. I can't say to much now, hope you understand. For anyone who has had warranty trouble with RCA please visit their website in the next month or so, or before DEC. 31st, 2008. There will be some updated info about how to get your (maybe now expired warranty) upheld. The information should be under INFO or Warranty INFO on the home page of RCA.COM.

    I hope this helps, thank you for all your replies to my post. I have tried to reply with this information to every single email.

    Charity

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Just like John H, my problem was also capacitor C226, but in my case overheating wasn't the give-away here. Instead, I noticed the bottom of the capacitor appeared melted a little and the top looked like it was slightly bulged. I removed the damaged capacitor and replaced it with a new one rated at 35 volts and now my DRC8335 is working perfectly again!

December 15, 2008 received by email from Mike J.
Mike. Just recently discovered the link to your repair brief posted on AnswerBag and wanted to let you know my previously dead DRC8320N combo recorder is now working perfectly again! Even though I'd never worked with electronics before, following your excellent instructions made the task easy. Bless you for having saved me a pile of money.

December 7, 2008 posted by TinyPeanut on AnswerBag
What Mike says works! My nephew went to Fry's Electronics store in California and got the part he suggested, in our case a 1,000µF 50 volt electrolytic capacitor as that's what they had on hand. He and my brother soldered it in and now my DRC8320N combo's working perfectly again! Thanks so much.

December 04, 2008 received by email from John H.
Mike. Thanks for providing this excellent DIY repair guide. My RCA DRC8335 is now performing perfectly again! In my case, the failure was caused entirely by capacitor C226 which I've just upgraded to 35 volts as advised, purchased from Radio Shack. Thanks again.

December 04, 2008 received by email from Glen
Dear Mike. Simply awesome, my DRC8320N combo's now fixed thanks to you! The only thing remaining I need to do is replace the VCR drive belt so its drawer will lock into place properly. Feel free to share my joy. Thanks again for all your help.

November 25, 2008 posted by Norstar448 on Fixya
I printed out Mike Adam's solution and phoned 2 electronic repair shops who refused to listen to how my machine could easily be repaired. The third said to bring in the info and my machine. He quickly located the part and replaced it and my machine is 100%. Thanks Mike!

November 14, 2008 received by email from Brandon
Mike. Since I last wrote, I've already taken my DRC8320N recorder apart, replaced capacitor #C232 and it's now working great! I repaired it myself without any electronics background or having done anything like this before. It really felt rewarding after putting things back together and plugging it in, to discover everything was working perfectly again.

Dec 28, 2008 | RCA DRC8335

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Dead power supply.


Faulty power-supply symptoms:

The front panel display and buttons are completely nonfunctional and appear dead. The unit will do nothing more than display the following messages on the TV screen:

Interface error
(and or)
Interface error! Turn off the power

If a DVD or VHS tape was inserted prior to the error occurring, you won't be able to eject either from that point further. They'll remain stuck inside the unit until you've completed the repair detailed below.

Interface error! Turn off the power <--- explains how to completely restore your combo in less than 20 minutes by replacing a $1.59 part on the power-supply board. mikeadams110@yahoo.com

Nov 17, 2008 | RCA DRC8300N DVD Recorder/VCR

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RCA DVD/VCR model DRC8320


Faulty power-supply symptoms:

The front panel display and buttons are completely nonfunctional and appear dead. The unit will do nothing more than display the following messages on the TV screen:

Interface error
(and or)
Interface error! Turn off the power

If a DVD or VHS tape was inserted prior to the error occurring, you won't be able to eject either from that point further. They'll remain stuck inside the unit until you've completed the repair detailed below.

Interface error! Turn off the power <--- explains how to completely restore your combo in less than 20minutes by replacing a $1.59 part on the power-supply board. mikeadams110@yahoo.com

Jul 15, 2008 | RCA DRC8320 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Switch mode power supply not switching and buzzing when powered up.


Common failure " buzzing " cause = bad flyback transformer
& horiz output transistor = replace both at same time.......
part # 's 257807 & 237470 RCA only No sub's.........T.

Oct 31, 2007 | RCA 32F530T 32" TV

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Dvd Recorder+VCR Combo Model#DRC8320N


CALLED 1-866-775-0976..WAS ADVISED IF PURCHASED LESS THAN 1-YEAR AND HAVE RECEIPT..SEND MODEL DRC8320N..TO: VENTURER ELECTRONICS..203 EGGERT ROAD..BUFFALO, NEW YORK 14215.....FOR REPLACEMENT PRODUCT....ANDREW REP..STAED THAT RCA WAS BOUGHT OUT BY AUDIO BOX COMPANY....SENDING MINE..GOOD LUCK....FROM : AFM1PGE.COM...GOOD LUCK!

Sep 12, 2007 | RCA DRC8300N DVD Recorder/VCR

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RCA Projection TV MM52110 Won't Power Up


Being able to read a schematic and understanding how a TV works are two different things. These chassis that RCA used in these sets can be somewhat complex to troubleshoot. I would geuess that unless the power light comes on at all then you have a dead power supply in the TV.

Apr 14, 2007 | RCA MM52110 52" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready...

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