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RCA HD50LPW175YX1 Panel lights blink 5 times, not power on


I just replaced the lamp for this TV - as the symptoms indicate as stated in the user manual - but, when I plug it in, all the lights on the front panel flash five times then remain on for a while, then repeats the 5 flashes and remain on again, and repeats the cycle. I don't hear any whines (light engine) or "whoomps" (ballast), as I read about in other blogs. ( I have checked the lamp panel door switch, and it's working OK)

Do you have any suggestions? Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: RCA HD50LPW175YX1 Panel lights blink 5 times, not power on - RCA HD61LPW42 61" Rear Projection HDTV Projection...

Make sure the lamp is pluged in all the way

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When i turn on my tv it tries to boot, blue mitsubishi home screen come up, i hear fan then it all shuts off while green light blinks.

Try a reset. Start by unplugging for 1 minute, then plug back in & if still won't restart try the following. If none of the following work, you will need a technician.

Initializing the TV in many cases can remedy a problem.
In the 2006 product line Initialization is now a user function.
Pressing the front panel "INPUT' and "FORMAT"
buttons at the same time activates Initialization. When
complete all user settings will have to be set again. The
table in Figure 4-3 list the User Initialization procedures.
Note: Pressing INPUT and FORMAT is the same as
the Initialization in the Option Menu (MENU-2-4-7-0)
Order Name Procedure Results Notes
1 System Reset Press <System Reset>
on Front Panel
Hardware & TV operating
software reset.
POWER/Timer LED flashes for 60
seconds. No customer settings
are changed.
2 User Initialization
Press <INPUT> &
<FORMAT> on Front
Panel at the same time.
All customer Audio &
Video settings are reset to
factory default.
All customer settings will need to
3 Reset System
From the remote, press
<MENU> <1-2-3>
All customer settings
except V-Chip are reset to
factory default.
Netcommand, Channel Memory,
etc., will need to be re-configured.
PROCEDURE 4 Initialization
From the remote, press
<MENU> <2-4-7-0>*
select "INITIAL" press
All customer settings are
reset to factory default.
All customer settings will need to
Figure 4-3
Figure 4-4
LED Indications
The front panel LEDs, refer to Figure 4-4, also assist in
determining the cause of a symptom. Figure 4-5 illustrates
normal LED operation. Figure 4-6 shows the
LEDs response when a problem is detected and indicates
the possible cause.
Indicator Condition
Off Off Off Off (standby)
Blinking green
fast Off Off Initialization (10 - 65 seconds)
Off Off Blinking
green fast Lamp runs for 1 min after PTV off
Green Off Off Power On
Blinking green Off Off Power On Timer is set
Power LED Status LED Lamp LED Condition
High Temperature - check ventilation air flow.
(Temperature sensor is disconnected.)
Off Off Blinking yellow Lamp cover is open.
Lamp failure (Lamp fails to turn on)
Off Off Red (Lamp turns off after lighting)
Lamp is broken
Off Blinking Red Off Fan Stop
Off Red. Off Circuit failure. (Run Error Code Check)

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you must check the light indicator if how many times does it blink which tell the main problem or the error code of the tv. either the power supply doesn't work normally or the lamp need replacement.

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My RCA Scenium blew it's lamp. When i replaced the lamp there is still no picture (black screen)and panel lights will blink 5 times. Could this be my color wheel?

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Hi,do you hear any strange noises? If you hear clicking or like wanting to turn on it could be the board that powers the lamp it's called the ballast.It's major symptoms are clicking,electrical sounds,shuts off and on and get the lamp indicator.But if you don't hear any strange noises,tv is around 6000 hrs,2-4 yrs,It's major symptoms are clicking,electrical sounds,shuts off and on and get the lamp indicator, it could be time to replace the lamp.

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Rca lamp replacement, still no picture, power light still blinks.

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I have RCA HD50LPW167 DLP TV with NO Sound and NO Audio. The LED blinks when I turn the TV on but that's all it does. Took it to the local RCA authorized repair shop and they told me that the digiital...

Still sounds like a lamp:

TV won’t turn on
• Press the TV button or ON/OFF button while remote is in TV mode and there’s a source of power to the outlet or outlet strip.
• Make sure the TV is plugged in.
• You might have tried to turn on the TV during the lamp cool-down. Wait a few moments and the picture will appear.
• Has the power light on the front of the TV been blinking for one minute? If so, the lamp may be dead. Refer to the Power indicator
is blinking or fl ashing
section below for more information.
• When you fi rst plug your TV into an outlet, the Power indicator on the front panel will light and blink for approximately 30 seconds
and then go off during the initialization of the TV. This happens only when power is reapplied to the TV. The TV can only be turned
on after the Power indicator goes off.
• Check the wall receptacle (or extension cord) to make sure it is “live” by plugging in something else, such as a lamp.
• Something might be wrong with your remote control. Press the POWER button on the front of the TV. If the TV turns on, check the
remote control solutions on page 84.
Remote Setup might be set to the wrong option. Press MENU/OK on the front panel. Select Connections, then Special Features, then
Remote Setup. Choose TV (default).
Power indicator is blinking or fl ashing
If the light blinks 5 times, pauses, and blinks again 5 times, the lamp is trying to turn on. If the TV doesn’t turn on after 5 minutes and
then the light blinks steadily for one minute, one of the following options is possible:
• Lamp door may be open.Face the back of the TV. Locate the door at the bottom of the TV and close it. Turn off the TV and turn
back on. The lamp should turn on.

You can easily replace the lamp yourself by following the lamp replacement instructions. If your TV is still covered by
the warranty, call 1-866-723-6486 to receive troubleshooting assistance and a lamp replacement.
• If your TV’s warranty has expired, call 1-800-338-0376 to purchase a lamp replacement.

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information is listed on the Service Model Number sticker (example of the sticker is shown above). Face the back of
the TV. The sticker is located on the right side of the TV.

Hope this helps :)

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Blinking lights and pwer down

Good Day;
Try this:

Symptom: All Front LED indicators are flashing in sequence: Power-->Temp-->Lamp-->Power......continuously
Cause: Replace Lamp . This symptom may happen all the time or it may be intermittent. It is normal if it occurrs from time to time, See OG under TV Front Indicators explanation notes.

Good Luck, big IRISH.

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