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Picture is very dark will not brighten

I have an RCA hd50lpw62a, the picture is very dark. Making adjustments to the picture do not help. Someone told me the lamp could be weak, others have told me that the lamp is either good or bad no inbetween. Hate to by a lamp just to see if that is the problem.

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  • Maibe Dorite Aug 12, 2008

    Yes, this April,2005 RCA model #HD50LPW62A was a floor model at Wal-Mart and the picture has been dark for a few years(couldn't adjust dark picture) then yesterday turned it on and heard a loud pop and then a weird noise with sound but no picture so we took the back off and noise sounds like it is coming from lamp area when we take the lamp out we don't get the noise and the lamp looks good no indications it's blown so what else could it be? Checking the lamp for continuity indicates it's open.

  • sanramonbay Oct 19, 2008

    I have the same problem, changed the light and picture is still dark. Have you found a solution or at least have a diagnosis?

  • rockincranch Dec 08, 2008

    The lamp finally burned completely out I replaced it and the picture is fine now

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We changed the lamp too.Picture is very good now. There isn't a way to test lamp because it is filled with gas.when changing lamp make sure you put everything back on covers etc. before checking to see if it works.

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