Question about GE D52GW12 52" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television

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My GE D52GW12 will not turn on, It started out just taking forever to turn on and the color fading. I have some people say it is the power mod. what do you think?

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  • greenleewt Jul 05, 2008

    It does flash 3 times does that mean the flashback?

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  • kimmytw Feb 13, 2009

    • I have the same problem - on light flashes and Tv doesn't come on ---HELP ME

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    Just bought this broken tv off craigslist for $50 and will now repair because of this site...Thank you!!!!

  • adel7 May 13, 2009

    Tv on turn on after 3 green flashes. I ordered a flyback and H.O.T. My question is how do I remove the HV (red) and (black) cables from the flyback?


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Most likely bad solder connections around the flyback area of the circuit board, that model is famous for bad solder around the flyback and bad flybacks them selves. But if the led doesnt flash 3 times then go out, its most likely a solder issue.

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

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    Sonny Berry Jul 05, 2008

    Yes if your set flashes 3 times then power light goes out its the flyback. You can get a replacement flyback at the following link and they will provide free instant messageing with a support tech so you can change the flyback yourself. Its a very easy an inexspensive repair. You need flyback number 265409 for your model. Here is the link.


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After Perusing the internet, I found this to be a common problem, took slinteriors advice and order the flyback. 2 1/2 hours later. I had actually repaired my television, alone, with the help of the online tech support. Female, no experience, never soldered a thing before in my life. And my TV worked. have one small issue to deal with, but that same site had the part and I am awaiting it.
I recommend that anyone who has this particular tv try the repair themselves before trying to haul it into a shop or pay for a house call.

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Don't beleive it's the flyback just cause it flashes 3 times.i replaced mine and it still does that.besides that tv,i was told hold 30,000 volts.not really good for a doityourselfer.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

Hi Cheribug...I've been having the same problem! Thank you for your update on fixing it. You have inspired me to do the same! I was doing some research and found a whole group of people that are trying to get this tv recalled. However, if I can fix this myself...then I hope to do so. I just want a working tv asap! I will take a look at the links and figure out how to fix the flyback. Any other suggestions you have would be wonderful. Thanks again.

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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