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RCA HD61LPW42. No picture/sound.

Have an RCA HD61LPW42, is DLP. Press power, hear it wind up (hi pitched sound) then spins back down, no picture, no sound.

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TV stays on 30 seconds and turns itself off every time i turn it on

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Ur high voltage FBT,is dead the block of plastic with a red wire with a cap hook to the CRT(tv tube).Might also have to replace the whole power board?Because just couple parts it hard to determins,what else also ready to burn next!

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