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RCA 52 INCH D52W20B WON'T COME ON

I have a RCA 52 inch HDTV model D52W20B when you press the power button the green power light flash about 3 or 4 times and that's it no sound no video. Everytime it flashes you can hear I guess the power supply kick on and back off. There was nothing wrong with the picture or sound before it went out. Before it went completely out you could press the power button and it would do the same thing. Wait about 30 minutes and it would come on. Now it does nothing. I would like to fix it myself since I have good soildering expertise. I think it's the main flyback on the main board loction is back left of board. I already almost have the mainboard pulled just can't figure out how to remove one wire that is on the flyback. I got the big red wire off, but there is another smaller black wire conntected to it. But just wanted a second say to make sure it's the flyback. Or what else it could be. Thanks

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  • hayesb69 Dec 09, 2007

    OK. I was hoping it wouldn't be the caps there are about 100 of them. Atleast it looks like it. Is there any common ones that go bad. It would help if I had a lay out of the mainboard.

  • hayesb69 Dec 09, 2007

    Is there a way to test caps?

  • psychoangell Dec 15, 2007

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY RCA AND I WILL ORDER THE FLYBACK TRANSFORMER BUT I NEED TO KNOW SPACIFICS ON HOW TO CHANGE IT PLEASE.

  • kwill73 Jan 28, 2008

    We have the same prob with our tv, same make and model. Bought it about 3 years ago. Power light comes on for 3 sec. then clicks off again, does this 3 times then nothing. Started about 2 weeks ago, then it would do same thing but it would come on after 10 min. now NOTHING!!!!

    Is it something we can fix ourselves or have to get repair man, how much would that cost$$$$.

    Can someone give answers???

  • tpenley Jan 29, 2008

    tv power light will come on and no picture no sound, power light will then go out and come back on 3-4 times, called repairman and he said sounded like a powersupply circut failure or high voltage circut failure, est cost 350.00..can anyone help i dont want to get took for something that may cost 20.00 .please let me know..thanks...todd

  • Shawn71 Feb 19, 2008

    I have the same problem with my TV and it's the same exact TV. I call the repair shop and they came and got it and they had for about a month now. When I got it back if I ever get it back I will let you know what was wrong with it or if you got yours fixed already let me know what the problem is. Thanks

  • Steve Johnson
    Steve Johnson Feb 19, 2008

    My D52W20 is about 5 years old and I've never had any problems with it, now it is doing just like everyone else is describing...power on, light flashes, no picture, no sound. Flashes 4-6 times and then goes off.

    Has anyone ever found a solution to this problem?

  • Steve Johnson
    Steve Johnson Feb 22, 2008

    I have the ATC221 chassis, does this make any difference as to what the problem is? It's still a model D52W20 52" RCA TV. Is this something that the average consumer can fix? I am an electronic technician but i've never worked on TV's before. I guess electronics are the same no matter where you use them. It just seems confusing to me, without having drawings or schematics, it's like driving in a strange city without having a map. And from what I've read on several sites beside this one, there seems to be several causes to what appears to be the same problems. How can anyone tell for sure what the cause is? I dont want to have the replace IC chips or resolder a bunch of caps if I dont have too, and who knows what's involved in changing out the flyback transformer, if that's even the problem. I guess what i need is the actual repair manual, does anyone have access to that online? please help!!

  • bob829 Feb 23, 2008

    Try to turn on the tv and the green light blinks exactly 3 times and nothing happens. The set is 3 years old.

  • Glytch Apr 03, 2008

    My D52W20B also has this problem. My power button turns on for 6 sec. and turns off for 4 sec. then blinks on again and does the same thing 3 times. It occationally powers on though so I don't think it can be something perminant.

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2008

    I have a rca model# r52wh74 and rarely use this tv but went to turn it on and it powers on for a few seconds then back off... did try the un-plug step and no luck! TV was purchased new about 2 yrs ago..

  • jcarol Jul 13, 2008

    i have an rca 52 inch rear projection tv, model #d52w20 that will also come on for few seconds and then goes off. was working fine before that. want to see if can be fixed at a decent price.

  • madmomma6605 Jul 14, 2008

    I have the exact same problem about 6 months ago and out of nowhere it fixed it self. Well now it is doing it again. This time it does not seem to fix itself.

  • alexanderbro Oct 11, 2008

    52 inch RCA power light blinks 3times but willnot turn on?????

  • lauramar Oct 12, 2008

    Yes same prob the tv turns on works about 30 min then turns off and on by self what causes this

  • GARYROBINSON Oct 12, 2008

    Me too. I pulled the back off and was hoping it was just a capacitor. Mine is a D52W27

  • chad_feaster Oct 13, 2008

    Television will not come on. Green light will flash 3 times and tv will turn back off. Is it the tube, flyback, capacitor, ect.? I have continuously attempted to turn it on for the past 3 hours but no luck. Should I wait to further attempt later. These symptoms have gotton worse over a period of time and I'm afraid it may be done for. Any advice would be greatly appreciated? Thank you!

  • slick willy6 Oct 16, 2008

    mine is HD52W59 it just recently had the green light on the power buttn blink about 3-4 times then stop, no picture no sound, even when it is unplugged it will blink 3 or 4 times but nothing ever happens it wont come on!

  • snowboarderm Jan 23, 2009

    Same problem with my RCA TV. I already changed out the Flyback and its doing the same thing. I am now waiting on my 16V 2200uf cap to get here so I can see if that is the problem. I did notice that the top of this cap is beveled on top so im im crossing my fingers. I'll let you know if this fixes the problem

  • neil_burn482
    neil_burn482 Aug 27, 2012

    Anyone still on this message board? I'm trying to replace the capacitor but can't find it on the board--have looked all around the red wire 7" up--any help? thx

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Just fixed it!!! Remove the back panel from the television, you will see a board where the input jacks are located. To the left you will notice a red power wire. Just up and to the right approx 7" or so you will see a [_] shaped metal shield surrounding a capacitor in the middle of it. The part # on the board is CP150. It is a green/gold 16v 2200uF capacitor. More than likely this capacitor is faulty. Run your finger over the top of the capacitor, if it is beveled rather than smooth you have a definite solution to your problem. You may need to remove the plastic piece that covers the transformer to the left of the capacitor to gain easy access. Good luck!!

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  • shadybull Feb 10, 2011

    explain to me how do u fix it from there

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Remove the back panel from the television, you will see a board where the input jacks are located. To the left you will notice a red power wire. Just up and to the right approx 7" or so you will see a [_] shaped metal shield surrounding a capacitor in the middle of it. The part # on the board is CP150. It is a green/gold 16v 2200uF capacitor. More than likely this capacitor is faulty. Run your finger over the top of the capacitor, if it is beveled rather than smooth you have a definite solution to your problem. You may need to remove the plastic piece that covers the transformer to the left of the capacitor to gain easy access. Good luck!!

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I also have a rca 52 in tv green light comes on the back off.. no sound or picture.. never had a problem with it and just went out why i was watching it.. don't know if its the power pack or not

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I have the same problem. is it worth it to fix it. I got the exact same model and paid 250$ for the tv itself on clearance from rentacenter. what is wrong with the tv?

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Me too, same problem.

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I have a 52 RCA that was working fine until my son hit a button and now the tv does not come on. The green indicator light comes on at least three times then back off. what is wrong help please..

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Sounds like caps maybe bad

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Replace the caps150 114 120 Its works great..................

Posted on Jan 09, 2010

I have the same chassie,ITC222and Model. The eprom is the problem. Must have software to reprogram the I.C. part # 264590. The I.C. must be replaced. Check the 5V. off pin 5 & 6.If both show the 5 volts. Replace the I. C. You have to have a R.C.A. Chipper Check to hook up to your computer, which hooks up to the T.V. I am Trying myself to find the solfware for this chassie. If anyone has the software,please let me know. Thanks, Roger Hendrix Phone #-706-245-8435

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A 1995 60 inch rca good picture and sound. Then it started a cracking noise and a hissing sound, then the picture went blurry. then it was nice picture and sound, then it died. took the back off and turned out the lights. Plugged the tv in and out from the wall socket and there was a sparking noise and a small arc when i plugged it in and out a few times ,at the part that the power plug plugs into.The white part that is beside the white power plug part has thick red wire coming out of it and goes into another plug that has more red wires in it. but the big white part beside the power plug part looks burnt and has black powder on it. that part is probably the problem but maybe not, what it the name of that part and how much would it cost and is it plugged in or soldered.

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