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My rca 52 inch hdtv turns itself off after a few minutes

We turn the tv on and then within a few minutes, it is back off, we have had 2 services guys come out and try to fix it, and this has cost us 300.00 so far, the tv is just over 1 year old, I bought Rca because of the name, now I am extremely dissatisfied, I expected it to last a little bit longer for the price I paid, Now the image goes to a green and then off, sometimes we just get sound for a few minutes. Can anyone help me.

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  • snshine_hunn Aug 30, 2008

    My problem is that when you turn the TV on there is a loud humming noise. I have had the cable company come out and there is nothing wrong with the line. the sound is coming from the TV.I have had the tv serviced and they ar indicating that its some type of sound board that can only be purchased overseas and that is going to take about 8-12 weeks maybe longer because this part is only made once a year...... Please assist

  • Ajeremiah Sep 07, 2008

    We are having the same problem. the tv turns off by itself and then back on. We had this tv about a year.

  • Jeannie1154 Oct 03, 2008

    I will have the repair man out one last time to try this solution thank you for some direction. Do you know if RCA will do anything about this problem being the TV is so new? Please respond to me at

    We are in need of it fixed as my husband is going thru chemo and really needs to have something to keep his mind busy.
    Thanks again


  • decoleonly Oct 11, 2008

    I have the same problem. My tv was in storage for 3 months. It worked fine before it went to storage. We got everything unpacked and when we turned on the tv it turned itself off after about 5-6 seconds. I eventually got it to work that night after turning it off and on multiple times. The next day it would just turn itself off after 5-6 seconds. It has not worked again. What is wrong with it?



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Sounds like the green tube shorting intermittantly. Have a qualified tech use a tube restorer to check for shorts, or the loss of the 300v line to the green tube.

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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    800pctechs Oct 03, 2008

    Make sure ahead of time that they have a picture tube analyser/restorer. Thats really key here.



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