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Tv won't stay on

My tv comes on, the power light comes on, but it won't stay on, it goes off by itself a few seconds later. Is there a solution to this? I have a RCA TV Model #20F424T.  It is brand new.  Upon turning on the TV, the power light will come on, and if I do nothing, shuts off within 5 seconds.  If I press input to change which a/v's the TV uses, a thin blue bar through the center of the screen appears, changing in length depending on which input the TV is set at.  On the DVD input, I can hear audio just fine, but there is no picture, just a short thin bar in the middle of the screen.  Again, if I do nothing, the TV shuts off on it's own within 5 seconds, even with the audio coming through just fine. Ironically, the "Find your product:" bar is not recognizing my model number, but I've triple checked it: 20F424T.  Therefore I have selected the closest in appearance.

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  • Ancient_Tree Dec 26, 2007

    Aye, that was the last step for me. I was trying to locate a possible work around, but I suppose your right.

  • cannallily Feb 18, 2008

    i have same model of tv, i am searching for manual and phone3 for rca, i sent in a warranty card but, how do i get a hold of these people? i purchased my rca tv at walmart, tey are very un- helpful, they just want to sell another tv?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2008

    I not sure is the same model, I know is 20'' and turflat or something. but the sympton is simiral. when turn on , after some seconds it turn off alone, an turn on again, and off and on. and some times channel search start automaticly. I open and check the board. all loks Ok.

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    TV comes on when turned off, when turned on shuts off after five seconds, when left comes on for five seconds then drops out again and again. Attempt to access menue instantly drops out.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    TV comes on for 1 second and then wierd colors on screen and then picture and sound turns off.

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It is a brandnew tv, so expected that it is under warranty,, it best for you to return where you bought so the warraty will not void. Big possible of factory deffect.

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