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Worked great until.........................

Until one time I tried to turn it on and could hear a little scratch/hiss noise coming out of the rear. So I shut it off and unplugged it. Later tried it again and when I plug it in the little green light comes on and then shuts off but nothing happens. I deal with all kinds of electronics almost daily but have never messed with a TV. One of my buddies has a RCA D56W20 and it had a pretty similar problem; he had it repaired and they replaced the flyback and horizontal. Would that be what is wrong with mine? If so where can I get parts or necessary componets to fix?

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Re: Worked great until.........................

It could quite possibly be the flyback and horizontal. However I would suggest getting the service manual for your set. It will give you the info so you dont replace things you dont need. The following link has your service manual for your set.They also offer free unlimited support along with the manual. Also if you'd rather have it emailed to you they will do that also. You just have to go back to the site after you order and provide an email address requesting they email the manual and support instructions to you instead of mailing them. Thats the best way to go instead of blindly buying parts that you may not need. Hers the link

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