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Rca truflat 20' continually turns off.

It some timesstay's on for 20 mon. then 5 min. then it goes blank. i had it connected to dvr and surround sound, also dvd player. i dis connected all! i am so upset, i had planned to watch a movie on cable , for my valentines day. it has been about a week or more, now, i purchased at local walmart who said they only honor a warranty if purchased from them, i asked for the customer service # for the warranty i sent in, but it has no phone # ? what do i do?

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  • PAPABEAN Mar 05, 2008

    turn on and it goes off immediately, manually and by remote, started as just sound no picture , now it just shuts off as soon as you turn on

  • jscrafts Jul 03, 2008

    Mine is exactly 2 years old this month and it just recently starting shutting itself off and when I try to turn it back on it shuts off again. This continues for several minutes. Then after about 15 to 20 minutes, it will come back on. When this first started, it would stay on for several hours but now it seems like it stays on for less than an hours. Timers are all off and sleep mode is off. What could be causing this and how can it be fixed.

  • hctr175 Aug 19, 2008

    my tv turns off by itself , every 15 to 30 minutes of watching , try turn back on then it turns off right away . if i let sit for an hour or so it does the same thing after i try again .

  • sacheatham Dec 27, 2008

    Just started turning its self off. some times stays on for a few minutes and then immediately turns it's self off. What is the solution to this problem??

  • mollymuff Feb 21, 2009

    My vt is doing the same thing but worse. It turns itself on and off, and all the buttons have switched places. The menue button turns the tv on and chan+ and vol+ at the same time is the only way I can watch the thing without the channels changeing. And the remote is not even recignized by the tv. I havn't even used the tv much in the one year I have owned it...I would rather throw it out then fix it!!!

  • Anonymous May 09, 2009

    My TruFlat turns off at random points also. I can't believe I was sold such a piece of **** that broke down after two years and they won't replace it. Needless to say I'm never buying RCA again!


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I have just finished putting my 20" tru flat back together. it now only works with the remote, not the buttons,nor does the dvd stays on without cutting off and does not change the mode anymore.the problem was with the circuit board that controls the functions of the tv.i disconnected the IR wire from the board(it is the fifth wire on the plug towards the inside of the tvon the ribbon cable).do not do this unless you are familiar with electrical components

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RCA can be reached by phone at 877-794-7977. Hours are 8AM - 8PM Monday - Friday EST and 10AM - 7PM EST on weekends.
If you are under warrenty they will know. If so, ask them where the nearest RCA authorized repair shop is.

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