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My RCA F38310 doesn't seem to want to turn on all the way.

When I turn the power on, the set starts to come on then just stops & starts. I'll here the clicking of the tube & fans start & stop every few seconds. The power light stays on, but the rest won't. I was told that the problem might be the video amplifier board (by a repairman who didn't even open up the TV), but I've VERY unlucky in finding the part. Does anyone know where I can find the part or the websites to find it. Or, does anyone think the repair guy is full of it, and there is actually something else wrong with my set?

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    niceguyocho Jul 29, 2008

    unplugging it for awhile still hasn't changed the problem :(

  • guevon Jan 17, 2009

    After 8 years of constant use, I'm having exactly the same problem. Unplugging it doesn't fix the problem. This is not a good time for me to buy a new HDTV so wondering if it is cheaper to fix it than getting a new one with comparable specs.

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    Sometimes mine will sort of go into a "loop" powering off/on similar to what you describe. Physically unplugging the set for a few minutes, plugging back in solves my issue. But not everytime.

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Sometimes mine will sort of go into a "loop" powering off/on similar to what you describe. Physically unplugging the set for a few minutes, plugging back in solves my issue.

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