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RCA HDTV 52

When switch on the light on the TV blinks 3 times but will not come on. I use the remote and it does the same thing. This started about 6 months ago. It use to take a while to come on but now it will not. It is 2 years old but is not under warrany. Can you tell me what is wrong and will it cost as much to fix as it costed? Please advise.

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  • bigger Joe Jan 17, 2008

    When switch on the light on the TV blinks 3 times but will not come on. I use the remote and it does the same thing. I have the same problem as previous post. I have tried switching surge protectors but have the same problem. Appreciate any help.

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    Mike Jan 19, 2008

    My set will turn on sometimes for a few minutes, then it will shut off and the power button will blink. Most of the time it just starts blinking right away. The only thing you can do is unplug it for awhile and try again. Which is almost worthless. RCA says it is due to high line voltage. Funny it took 2 yrs. And, I have it plugged into a voltage regulator. Sounds like a built in obsolescence time frame of 2 yrs to me ;-> My 1st & last RCA TV.

  • people400 Feb 21, 2008

    we have a RCA HDTV 52 inch tv We try to turn it on the light blinks three times and the tv shuts off. We have tried to use the remote but got the same results. does anyone know why these tvs have not been recalled? What can I do to fix this problem? No one wants to work on these tvs why?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008

    PAY ALL OF THAT MONEY FOR A TV THAT WON'T COME ON AT ALL NOW!!!! RCA SHOULD RECALL AND GIVE US ALL A BETTER ONE.

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    i have had my rca 52' for about two years same model and i was hook ing cable up on the back and somethimg turned off and now it tries to three or four times then stops and wont do nothing

  • cook64 Jun 07, 2008

    blinks three times wll not turn on

  • Anonymous Jun 09, 2008

    i hit the power button it blinks three times but never turn on.

  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2008





    RCA 52" DLP, purchased in "06", pictured bulb started to loose brightness. Best Buy said some lose was normal. Shortly after warranty expired, picture bulb went out, since then I have replaced it twice. It is out again, (less than six months)





  • wardjameson Aug 30, 2008

    light blinks three times and sometimes comes on other times it won't respond to remote to turn on for 3 minuites

  • cbcfactory Oct 04, 2008

    When I turn on the TV the pilot lights turn on of off three times.

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    Same problem as A LOT of others!! Has RCA recalled this? I push the on button on either remote or on the TV and it flashes the green light 3 times but never turns on. What is this and what can I do.

    Thanks!


  • christieedwa Nov 15, 2008

    i have the same problem it blinks 3 times but it doesn't turn on what can i do

  • people400 Apr 05, 2009

    I still have the same problem. I changed the flyback transformer it was a $100 and some odd dollars. the only thing is the wire went on only one spot on the old one. the new one has two seperate spots. It also has a second transformer in it they look like little lawnmower coils. They want me to buy the manual just to get proper voltage scamatics. They shuold recall them. I told my wife I was going to make a fish tank out of it. (but hell I have matches) gas aint cheap but it sure would make me feel better! Good luck if I find out what it is i'll tell ya. hopefully someone will tell me before I light it.

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    i have the same problem myself!the power light blinks three times and wont turn on, i talked to a repair shop and they said that it could be a capacitor or a transformer, but then he said that by keeping on trying to turn it on that it could've fried the HD board out! what ever happened to a tv lasting for years?and to boot its one of the oldest tv makers in the world!!! might have to buy a different brand next time!

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    trash it be for you're home goes up in fire

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I just got mine fixed for the power light blinking 3 times and turn off!! Remedy was to replace the 2 capacitors that looks puff up on top when "they are shot-one is tall--the other is short.

I was told by the repair tech that they were not of the right voltage and is probably why they were on their last leg. when they burn out the set won't turn on at all.

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1. Use 1 gallon of gasoline applied liberally to the top of the TV.
2. Light match.
3. Toss match on top of TV.
4. Watch your problem melt away ;->

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    Mike Feb 12, 2008

    Well, I just got mine back from the shop :-(

    The transformer, located in the lower left corner, (facing the back of the set), was fried. Then I ended up needing to replace the board as well:-( $350.00 l8r it's working fine and has a 1 yr. warranty on the fix :-)



    You could try just replacing the transformer. You might be lucky and not have fried the board yet.



    Good luck all ;->

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This is funny (not) I have had my TV for 2 years as well and I have the same issue. I think RCA should recall this TV and repair all the TV's that have this problem. I also think we should all get together and demand that RCA do something about this issue since it appears to be a manufacture defect or we should file a class action suit to make them pay us for our losses.

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Right now i have 3 all different, one comes on plays 1 hour maybe shuts off ,others have convergence problems i am now looking for all information on this mostly because am finding out alot of these sets are shuting down,as soon as i find out more i will post what is wrong and what should be done for repair!

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

  • ohevan Sep 11, 2011

    WOW...My RCA 52" HD77 just turned it's self on and started to run thru all the inputs looking for a signal, without stopping. Started 9-10-11, turned it's self on at the timer mode. Then wouldn't hold signal and went to a blank screen until I re-entered the input. the longer the set is on, the less time it holds picture. Afterturning the power off, it turned it's self back on again.
    I had to UNPLUG the TV. My set is 5 yrs old but only has minimal use as a family room TV. THIS IS TERRIBLE from RCA. Our last RCA.

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I have the same problem, well you could do what i do. just take a hair dryer turn it on and hold it on the right lower side of the TV for about 2 minutes then turn the TV on.
This works for me for about 1 to 2 weeks then i have to do it again.

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Hd52w67 green light wont stay on replaced cp 114,120, 150 I checked solder joints

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    hd52w67 green light wont stay on replaced cp 114,120, 150 I checked solder joints

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I have had the same problem with mine, i unscrewed the back casing and i discovered dust and spiderwebs i took a damp cloth and my tv worked but when you do this please unplug your tv. also i dont no if weve got the same problem but my sound would turn on but the image wouldnt so i hope its nothing major, but if it is i'd imagine you would have to replace the tube!!! Good Luck!

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I have the 52inch HD52W59 RCA projection TV. Warranty just expired, green power button flashes 5 times then pauses and continues, black screen, unemployed and can't afford 3rd warranty, guess it's not worth it anyhow. had TV 2 1/2 years.Unreal!!!!!!!

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

My 52in just wnt out. I think it is the transformer. It turned off and made a popping sound. It is 2years and 6mo old. I was suprised when I called RCA and they said they will fix the tv. A service guy will be out on tuesday. I told them that it was putting oyt sparks. They seamed extremly coucerned that it almost caught on fire. My be that have relized that they have a major problem with the sets. Modle is HD52W67

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Yes we should all get together on this TV and file complaints. This tv should have been recalled because of the major defects it had. I am pissed.

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

Sometimes if u have the color set to high on the HD rca sets they shut off because rca sux monkey balls and horses assholes.

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The picture is cut off at the top of the screen...I no longer have the remote to the televison, only the direct tv remote...how can I fix this?

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