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RCA HDLP50W151 keeps turning off

The RCA HDLP TV works with no problems then all at once the power light flashes 5 times and the picure goes black...a minute or two later the picture comes back on. I have tried re-seting the TV by unpluging, it works for a while then the problem comes back. 6 months ago I had to have the color wheel and lamp replaced.

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Re: RCA HDLP50W151 keeps turning off

It was a voltage issue for me. I had major voltage fluctuations. I got a good a battery backup, voltage line regulator for about 200 bucks, problem solved.

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

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Re: RCA HDLP50W151 keeps turning off

I had a set with a similar issue--at first the tv would suddenly turn itself off, sit for a moment while flashing the power button, then "reset" itself and continue running.

Then one day it quit starting up all together. I couldn't get a picture at all. I was hoping it just needed a new lamp (which is what I was able to gather from reading various troubleshooting forums).

I took it to a repair shop for a definitive opinion, and when they took a look at the TV it actually started smoking and the issue was definately the light engine, not the lamp.  Unfortunately, a light engine repair costs around $950.  If you try to do it yourself, the part costs about $700, if it is in stock (and it turns out that it often is NOT in stock).

Instead of putting that much money into this TV, I'm going to have to bite the bullet and get a new TV.  It just doesn't seem a good use of nearly a grand when new HDTVs can be had for around $1300.  Sorry for bad news.

If you can, try to replace the light first. You can get just the lamp for less than $200, although it may be a larger issue like mine.

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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