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No picture on my RCA HD52W59

Hi -- I saw your reply to someone about their RCA HD52W59 tv. I am also looking for a replacement bulb or lamp and was disheartened to see you say that there is no bulb or lamp to replace. So what are my options? I've only had the tv for about 15 months, but the warrantly is only for 12 months. I can't just let a thousand dollar tv go to waste like this. I checked RCA technician rates, and it would cost hundreds just to come and service, and probably additional $$ for the parts.
So again, what are my options? I would appreciate any info you can provide. Thanks.

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  • rca_troubled Mar 27, 2008

    Thanks for the reply. I guess I didn't describe my situation as specific as I should have -- I do get audio, but absolutely no video -- no lines, no on-screen menu, nothing. No white fuzzy stuff if I put it on a non-existent channel. Nothing. But audio is fine, so I don't think power is the problem. I really think it's something specific to the video, either a projection bulb or the picture tube. That's why I was distressed when I read that this system does not have a projection bulb -- is that correct or did I misunderstand? In any case, now that I explained that thr problem is strictly with the video, can you possibly give me a better idea of which part/component it could be?

    Thanks again!

  • rca_troubled Mar 28, 2008

    The model # is HD52W59

    The serial # is F494CU021



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Well, this is a difficult situation. I assume your unit will not power up and this can be several problems in this unit and will most likely require someone with troubleshooting experience. I would suggest finding a repair service that gives free or reasonable estimates if you bring the unit to them and haul it in for the estimate. This unit has chronic failures of the deflection/power bd. as well as the convergence power supply and convergence amp. bds. I have also had several with shorted crts, and shorted ic's on the crt drive bds. so It is impossible to guess.

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2008

    I am sorry, there is definately not lamp or bulb in this model. The unit has 3 crt's, red, green and blue. With no picture at all you most likely do not have high voltage. This would most likely require replacement of the deflection/power bd. Please provide the service # off of the unit and I can provide the part # for that bd. The service # is the model # and some letters and #'s after the model. This is written very small just below the model # area.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2008

    I would will still need the entire service # as I described in my response.

  • twysted420 Jan 19, 2011

    hello, i just saw this feed, and i just got this same model from a friend. he told me it needed a new bulb. now i know there's no bulb! so, will you please provide me with the part # for that bd? my service # is HD52W59yx38. thank you so much if you are able to!



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