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I dozed off while watching my RCA 27V414. I was woken up by what sounded like a little high speed drill. The power light was on, but there was no picture. I unplugged it and plugged it back in. I turned the TV on. The power light blinked a few times (as always) but then I heard that little drill-like noise again and had no picture. What's wrong with my TV?

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  • pennproff Sep 04, 2010

    It seems like something that's beyond my capacity to repair. I'm not a great DIY guy. I guess I was hoping for a simple solution.

    Would you say the best bet would be to just get rid of the TV and buy a new one?

    Thanks very much for your help.

  • pennproff Sep 06, 2010

    Thanks for the input, but in the end I got rid of the TV and just replaced it. This kind of repair is far beyond my capabilities.



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Re:"The power light blinked a few times (as always) but then I heard that little drill-like noise again and had no picture."

The drilling noise is probably the Color Wheel. The TV not starting is called protection, when an internal fault is detected the TV goes in forced standby with no picture.

High pitched noise can also come from a melting capacitor, a bad transformer in PSU or ballast, an audio circuit problem.

The TV must be disassembled to find out if problem is color wheel and eventually replace it.

To get a quote call the phone number listed on the user manual or see :Contact Us - RCA Television

Posted on Sep 04, 2010


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