We have had our RCA 52' HDTV for 4 years now never had any trouble with it until just this past month. We thought it was our cable box so they have come out and replaced it twice. Nothing! The TV still flicks one time then really quick it seems to dim then turns off. Then we have to wait for over 25 minutes for the us to power back on. Is this something that is still under warranty or do we need to replace a fuse or something else?
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sounds like the power supply capacitors CP150, CP120 and CP114 need replacement. You can get the RCA repair kit by that same name from www.tvrepairworld.com which has the caps and the CD with repair instructions.
I ALSO HAVE A 52 INCH RCA (2 YEARS OLD) I HAVE TRIED ALL OF THE TIPS THAT HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED. LUCKILY I PURCHASED THE EXTENDED WARRANTY ON THIS UNIT.. AFTER A MONTH OF OVER THE PHONE TROUBLE SHOOTING FROM WARRANTY REPAIR CENTER THIS INCLUDED REMOVING THE BATTERIES IN CASE THE REMOTE WAS BAD. THEY FINALLY CAME AFTER IT YESTERDAY. THE PICKUP BOYS SAID THAT THEY ARE HAVING A LOT OF TROUBLE WITH THESE UNITS DOING THIS SAME THING. THEY ALSO SAID THAT SOME WERE BEING REPLACED WITH NEW ONES. NOT SURE IF RCA OR WARRANTY IS REPLACING (MINE WAS PURCHASED FROM BESTBUY WITH BEST BUY WARRANTY). IF ANYONE HAS SPOKEN TO ANYONE ABOUT A REPLACEMENT PLEASE RESPOND. I THINK IF THERE ARE SOME UNITS BEING REPLACED WITH NEW ONES WE ARE MORE THAN LIKELY GETTING THE SAME DEFECTIVE UNITS (WHICH WILL MORE THAN LIKELY WORK UNTIL OUT OF WARRANTY). I WISH THEY WOULD JUST GIVE REFUNDS OR CERTIFICATES TOWARDS NEW DIFFERENT UNITS MAYBE IF THERE WERE ENOUGH COMPLAINTS THIS MIGHT BE CONSIDERED.
When the set goes off, does it die completly or do you still have audio through the TV speakers? If the whole set goes dead, it could be a High Voltage shutdown problem or something more simple like a bad solder connection in the power supply. You will need a Tech to look at it to determine the best course of action. In the past, RCA has had huge problems with solder connections that they made good after the warranty period ended, but overall, after the company was bought by a French outfit, it was never the same, and I've been repairing them since 1976. Their reliability did allow me to send two kids to college, and I do own a trade-in 60" RCA projection TV for myself that I plan to keep for about another year before going HDTV myself.