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Model F27650 RCA Entertainment Series

Have a RCA Entertainment Series 32" TV (Model F27650). Will not hold power or turn on or off. Green light on power comes on and then shuts off quickly. There is no picture or sound. check all outlets and surge protectors.
There is a slight sound of power, then gone.


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  • sndlwood Jan 14, 2008

    F27650, 27" while playing Xbox picture went off, some smoke came out the side vent. Power will not go on, green light flashes on and off a few times, but the unit does not run.

  • trevor59 Feb 23, 2008

    TV not turning on or off. keep seeing programming wait on screen.

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  • mary volzer Mar 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. Just sounds like it turns on and green light keeps flashing.

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2008

    where buy the flyback

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2008

    im having the same exact problem as the person (televiseur) i just need to know what part on the board it is that causing the problem so i can take it out and replace it

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  • CHEERAZZ Jul 12, 2008

    Im having the same exact problem as the person (TELEVISEUR). Please advise!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jschmigga Jul 15, 2008

    Same problem. TV will work fine at times, other times turns on and off, repeatedly, at will. Only solution I have found to avoid this is to walk away, some times for hours on end. Help.

  • juvimarie Jul 31, 2008

    I press the power button a slight sound comes on as if it's going to turn on and then fades rapidly power light blinks on at least three times before stopping.

  • hmwkr1 Sep 20, 2008

    same problem

  • jbucknell81 Sep 26, 2008

    exactly as described

  • darrinrobert Feb 03, 2009

    green power light on, no tv

  • mbaj08 Feb 04, 2009

    Today we turned our tv off; now it will not turn back on. When we hit the power button, the green light flashes for a while. If we wait a while, there is the sound of the tv coming on, but no actual picture or sound, and the green light flashes.

  • sndlwood May 11, 2010

    Service number is F27650TX2

    Thanks for helping.



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I have a RCA Entertainment Series 32' Model Number F32650Y01E024C226E just stopped working. no picture, just a chirping loud noise that came from the back of the tv.
Any suggestions?

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We took ours to the repair shop and that was what the man said it was. It cost about $170 to fix, but it was a lot cheaper than replacing it. It works great now.

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Cannot be solved. The TV is a piece of ****. In fact, this should be a learning experience about buying RCA televisions: they are made in china, have no controls over production and are not worth the effort to carry home. Your welcome.

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FYI - I took my TV to the local shop. They had it plugged in for 3 weeks and never had the TV turn itself on/off/on/off ever. We brought it home and within 2 days, it was acting up for us again. We had already switched power source outlets a few times troubleshooting the problem ourself. At this point, it appears to be a electrical issue on our end.

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If there is a loud chirping noise from the back, then you may have a bad Flyback Transformer & or Horizonital Output Transistor (H.O.T). Not cheap repairs. :(

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I have arca series model 32v430t it do the same as the f32650yo1 cut off with no

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Model F27650 is 27".....F32650 is 32" . Please provide service
number off back of set for accurate solution.............T.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

  • Vista Electronics Feb 06, 2008


    Service number on back of your set ends with...yx1 or ?


    Service number on back of your set ends with ..yx1 or ?



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Same prob press little button green lite flashes , slight sound of power but never turns on

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