Question about RCA Scenium HDLP61W151 61 in. HD-Ready Television

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Picture goes off and on

TV will start up fine. Stay on for about three minutes and then the lamp goes out. The power button will blink five times. After about 30 seconds the lamp comes back on. The cylcle then starts over.

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  • dlabass Aug 24, 2008

    The bulb is less than a year old

  • dlabass Aug 25, 2008

    TV picture goes on and off (i.e. lamp goes on and off). unplugging for several hours did not help.

  • dlabass Aug 25, 2008

    model no is hdlp61w151. lamp is less than a year old

  • dlabass Aug 25, 2008

    lamp is less than a year old. picture comes on, but won't stay on for more than a few minutes.

  • dlabass Aug 25, 2008

    why would the lamp go off an on if it were burned out. doesnt make sense

  • dlabass Aug 25, 2008

    what is reputable online bulb store.

  • dlabass Aug 26, 2008

    pulled bulb today. how can you tell if fan is working or not. the bulb had a burnt electrical smell to it.

  • dlabass Aug 26, 2008

    how do you test fan operation

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    good picture, color wheel is fine, bulb was just replace with another osmar bulb, an just cleaned the inside, an light tunnel repaired. could it be the ballast, an what is the dmd?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Starts blinking after 30 minutes

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A couple of things to check and info we need to assist further:

1) When the set shuts down, is ther eany indication on the front such as a blinking standby or power light?

2) When you replaced the lamp, were all of the access doors closed completely?

3) Have you tried reseating the lamp. If the lamp is not entirely in the socket, it will still work for a while. The burnt smell may be because of arcing.

4) Is the area around the air intake for the fan clear?

The set is going into shutdown because a problem has been detected. When the problem clears up, the set will fire up again. This type of cyclic behavior suggests that the problem is heat related. With the set unplugged, try turning the fan by hand. It should move freely. If not, then clean the area using a vacuum or compressed air and try again.

This could also be the beginning of the failure of the "ballast". This is the part that "fires" the lamp. This is similar in concept to the ballast present in flourescent lights.

Please keep us posted on your progress.

Dan

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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Try first removing the lamp and putting it back in place, to test if it is a lamp connection problem.
If you still get the problem lamp is overheating and must be replaced, here is a seller
RCA HDLP61W151 Lamp $130

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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Read what libra_eng said :

"sometimes, lamp quality does matter."

follow his suggestions as i cannot add "new" stuffs to try.

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

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    monk3ybidzness Aug 25, 2008

    from your TV manufacturer (so that you get a warranty for the bulb) or their recommended bulb merchandiser

  • monk3ybidzness
    monk3ybidzness Aug 25, 2008

    need to add - before shopping for a new lamp/bulb - exert an effort to try that replacement lamp you purchased on another TV (to get an exact answer to whether it is the lamp or the TV is malfunctioning).

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Dear sir/madam,

The problem is with lamp. Better to replace the lamp. It will be OK.


Give me the Model No. of your TV

thanks
good luck

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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Ok dear,
u said lamp is less than a year old. why dont u check it with other lamp, a new or spare less old one.
sometimes, lamp quality does matter.

regards,


dont rate it untill satisfied

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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Please turn off your TV for about 3 hours, please unplug the power cable. That will reset it back to normal.

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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