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The tv is plugged in but it won't come on. I've taken off the back and there doesn't appear to be anything wrong but it's still not coming on by remote or manually pressing the power button. What should I do?

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  • Replace the lamp on the TV and make sure the cover is on -
  • Step 1Turn off and unplug the RCA TV and wait at least 30 minutes for the old lamp to cool down. RCA's lamps can reach heats of 200 degrees Fahrenheit, so make sure you wait the allotted time before beginning.
  • Step 2Find the lamp's access door in the lower-right corner of the back of your RCA TV.
  • Step 3Unscrew the screw on the access door with a flathead screwdriver, then grasp the two tabs and pull the door gently away from the remainder of the TV. Keep track of the screw and don't let it roll away.
  • Step 4Use the screwdriver to loosen the two screws holding the lamp itself in position. You don't need to remove the screws, just loosen them.
  • Step 5Pull the lamp out of its housing firmly, taking care not to force it or damage the surrounding housing. Note the position of the lamp in the housing as you do so; the new lamp needs to match it perfectly.
  • Step 6Insert the replacement lamp into the housing, taking care to place it in the same position as the old lamp. Tighten the two screws on its frame to secure it into position.
  • Step 7Replace the access door and tighten the screw into position. The RCA TV won't turn on unless the door is secured.
  • Step 8Plug the TV in and turn it on. Wait 60 seconds, then tune to a channel to see if you can receive a signal.
  • Step 9Place the used lamp in the box which contained the new lamp, seal it and contact your local sanitation department for instructions on disposing of it safely. (Some RCA lamps hold small amounts of mercury, so you can't just throw them away. )

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    Beach TV Repair
    Treasure Coast, FL

    Posted on Jul 04, 2010

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    Put cover back on to prevent getting a high voltage belt,check fuse in plug,,if okay,tv is sick and needs tv doctor

    Posted on Jul 04, 2010

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