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RCA P52920BL My RCA 52" rear projection tv tries to turn on a couple of times, but doesn't. This started as an intermittent problem. Model # P52920BL, chassis 829351257...At first the set would turn on, but after a minute would shut down then restart. Did this a couple of times then stayed on....Then one day it tried to turn but wouldn't. Help Me...Henry I have an RCA F36650, Entertainment Series, Guide Plus Gold Gemstar tv that I bought new in about 2001. It just started to do a similar thing. It just went black as I was attempting to change from watching a Tivo show to a channel by remote, and it won't turn back on. It attempts to turn on 3 times - whether by remote or by the "on" button. You can hear a quick pop/sizzle noise and the green light goes on for a second, then off, then it tries again 2 more times. I've never had any other problem with this set. Is it dead ... or worth having a repair person out to look at it? Thanks.

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  • shedahl Dec 26, 2007

    Note from shedahl:

    This may be obvious (or just the way this site works), but the first 5 lines above weren't part of my post. It should begin RCA F36650. I've read some other answers now (sorry - should have done that first) and wonder if the problem and part number are the same as F32650. I'm a novice, but assume the first 2 numbers are only the size, and the part numbers are the same for various sizes. ???

    Is this a "flyback" transformer failure, and need part #257805? Is there more than one type of transformer in the tv? Thanks again!

  • shedahl Jan 05, 2008



    To: Terryfic

    Thank you for taking the time to reply to my post. I really appreciate it. That will help me to zero in on a repair estimate by phone, so I can figure out if it's even worth paying someone to come out to look at the tv and/or take it into their shop.

    Thanks again!

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F32 or F36650 = same transformer = 257805 or Asti 2078

P52920BL = need service number = P52920BLXXX then I will
confirm flyback part #..................................T.

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  • Vista Electronics Jan 04, 2008

    P52920BL probable flyback part # 239111.....

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