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Rca dlp tv

My tv is doing the blinking on and off of the power button light and I have no picture, it is also making some weird buzzing noise, it was a floor model and i have only had it for 2 months but at walmart it was on 24 hrs a day , is this the bulb that needs to be replaced and if so is it ok to get a replacement bulb that is not directly from RCA ? I have found better prices online or do you get what you pay for?

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  • Tracimistv May 21, 2008

    Hi Jango2 thanks for your help, it is 4 flashes then a gap , if that helps? are there different number flashes indicating different problems?

  • Tracimistv May 21, 2008

    Hi Its an RCA model # m50wh72syx1 and it says lamp B , thanks I appreciate the help. Also the noise it makes is like the bulb is trying to come on but doesn't and it's hard to hear , you have to really listen. I know that doesn't explain it very well but I don't know how else to explain it. We like this TV , we bought it as a floor model at walmart a couple months ago, even bought the 2 year extended warranty , but that doesn't kick in until the 1 year RCA warranty expires so I actually went through EXCEL DLP genuine Oslam bulbs and ordered 2 , thought it would be good to have a backup and instread of charging $300 like RCA I got them for $157 each and they warranty them for 1 year and they have free UPS ground shipping in the US which is great for anyone else reading this that needs a bulb, I am just hoping the new bulb will fix the problem, we do not want to replace a 50' tv with an LCD the cost is too much , especially with toddlers playing around it , I don't want to take any chances , I would rather keep this one until they get a bit older. Thanks for your help, I sincerely appreciate it.

  • rvnotary Aug 26, 2008

    I am also having the same problem. We can hear the sound of the station it is tuned into, but the picture does not show up and eventually it begins the power button falshing. It flashed 5 times then turns itself off, then returns itself back on two more times before it completely quits trying. I am a little worried about taking it to a repair shop due to cost. If it is something I can fix on my own I would like to explore that option. We have had the set for 3 years and we love the picture quality. Can someone help? Thanks

  • Jango Fixit
    Jango Fixit May 11, 2010

    How many flashes before a gap?. For eg. 8 flashes, gap, 8 flashes, gap......



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I would need the model number as the ATC chassis DLPs have different code structures. Buzzing could be the ballast, lamp DM3 or the light engine, but if you post the model number I will be able to help you out with the problem

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Nope 4 flashes and then a gap?

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Hey did you mean 5 or 4 flashes?. You need to count one for every time the l.e.d. goes ON. Please recheck and revert back.

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