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ATC 336 Thanks for the solution. You mentioned it being the capacitors. I did smell something that resembled burnt electronic components. Well, I am a software geek and not a hardware geek. Could you recommend a guide on how to replace them or where I should go to get it done and maybe be a gestimate on how much it may cost. Would you also recomend on just getting a new TV because these RCA's just seem to be craping out a lot. I also already had the light engine, sound board and light bulb replaced on this particular set. Again, thanks for the addvise.

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  • Gigagrunt Apr 08, 2008

    Thnx. I will look into it some more.


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Sadly, most repair shops are getting away from component level repair and want to do module replacement which would be between 4 and 6 hundred. I can give you a link to a site that I am part owner of as well as a support tech. We sell service manuals and provide free tech support as well as sell replacement parts.. If you can solder I would recomend that route as putting alot of money into a new module. If you would like to try to repair it with free tech support just look on the rear of your set for the Chassis number and go to the following link,
let me know if I can help you further.

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