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RCA 52 My TV (RCA D52W27D) stoped working. The power light will blink on then off 3 times and thats all. No picture or sound at all. It was made in August of 2004. I had a repair man come over and diagnose it "$85" and he said that I had to replace the whole board $435. Then he called me back 4 days later and said I should just throw my TV away vs repairing it. It is only 3 years old, is this model that much of a lemon? Someone Please help, I cant believe I wasted $2000 on a TV for only 3 years of service. Thx, Chris

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  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    I have the same problem with mine as well. When trying to cut on tv it will blink 3 times with a click noise will sound. I dont think it is a power surge because if you mess with it long enough i will cut on again, mine does anyways and works great when it is on. it can make you ill though trying to get it on.

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008


    I have the same model # dated the same year as you. I am actively trying to fix the problem myself. I do not know what you have done, but here is where I am so far on this.

    I have logged on to RCA s web site and downloaded the user's manual, which has not been very helpful. I have looked at the FAQs at under service to look for advice and the only thing that I see is a bit that says to unplug the TV for ten minutes to reset it. I unplugged my set for half an hour and the problem appears to be fixed for now.

    I also saw something similar to the problem that we are having described as a possible lamp issue, but I want to call RCA and see if they have an answer for this. Although my set is working properly for the moment, it has only been a few hours.

    Note I looked up the entire service model number for my TV and it is D52W27DYX1. Does that match yours?

    RCA website describes a tag on the back right of the TV that identifies the lamp type, but I could not find this tag anywhere on my TV.

    I will post a follow up with anything I come up with.

    I do not believe that I experienced a power surge at the time when the problem began. What was your experience in that regard?

  • tktibbs Oct 19, 2008

    We have the exact same problem. Please let us know as soon as anyone has figured something else out.

  • tktibbs May 11, 2010

    We also have the same problem. No power surge or anything. One day it worked fine, the next day the power button blinks three times but never comes on.


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You may have been the victim of a "power surge", rather common in today's electronics scene. Lightning, spikes, static discharge, all can wreak havoc like this. Your set more than likely succumbed to one of these maladies...accordianman

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