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TV turns on & off

Please help us as well in Florida...We've had the 27" TV for only two and a half years and now the set is turning off and on.

My observations since this began a week ago is that the TV warms up for about an hour before turning itself off and on (nobody is touching the remote, no power outages or power-surges account for the number of times it turns itself off).

We don't leave the TV unplugged @ night and during the day when we're at work, but when it gets caught in the glitch, we've simply unplugged it until the next day, thinking it its caught in the "built-in relay" problem that Tech Support for Thomson/RCA told us might be the cause of the same problem in the HDTV sets.

One question - could this issue be related to things attached to the TV, like a Wii and DVD/VCR combo? Just a suggestion....


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  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    My TV (same model) does the same thing! Haven't had it that long.

    Does anyone know if RCA has a recall on this unit since so many are having the same problem?

  • pday Mar 18, 2009

    I brought my TV to a technician. Had the same problem. They were not able to help me at all! Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

  • ecurb13 Mar 30, 2009

    I bought two of these TV's when I moved to Florida in 2006. After about a year, the first one started having this same problem. At the time, I just chalked it up to bad luck because the second one was operating just fine. Last week I just started having the same problem with the second TV. Now I have two TV's that don't work.

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    i have a 27F634T and only had it for less than a year and it does the same thing if i leave it unpluged for about 3 mounths it will work fine for about 3 days until it starts going off and on

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    I have the same problem; I brought it in Dec 2008 and in March it start turning on and off by itself.



  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    I bought it at Walmart and it will cycle channels and turn itself on and off. It's only about five months old.

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    Tv just shuts off by it's self, the tv is about 2 to 3 years old.

  • kimberlybarr May 11, 2010

    How much is it to repair the power supply?

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Hi there!
Exterior equipment attached to a standard tv cannot cause the set to switch on/off by itself.
I think you may have a power supply fault or else loose solder connections on the board, hence the "warming up" intro before the fault shows itself.
My suggestion would be a service technician if you are not familiar with electronics or TV's. Regards, JUS004

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