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RCA light comes on and then goes off. Tv doesn't turn on

I have an RCA d52w20 and a few weeks ago I noticed it took a few times to get the TV to turn on. I will turn it on and the screen stays black but I will here a click and the green light will come on then go off and then another click and light and then they both go off again. The TV never actually shows a picture or sound. I can try it over and over and over and over and eventually 20-50 tries it will actually come on. My wife actually refuses to turn it off now. I work with computers for a living and am pretty good at hardware but have never worked on a TV. What does this issue sound like?

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  • Michael Burgess Dec 09, 2006

    Is it going to cost a lot to fix it you think? Is so, I would rather just buy a brand new set this one was only 1,200.00. I tried to get to the link you posted but it was blank.

  • brandong Nov 05, 2007

    same fucking problem, just haven't sit there 20-50 times to turn it on?

  • sixstar Nov 07, 2007

    We are having the same proplem. Turn on the tv and it shuts off. We'll can unplug it and keep trying, some times it will work for a while then shuts off. Anyone know posible costs to fix this proplem. It worked fine until three weeks after the warranty ran out. RCA wasn't much help, of corse i'm just a dumb girl...

  • lonedog Dec 17, 2007

    power light will not turn on.

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    i personally thought maby a loose wire in the back or something along that line but i have no clue. i took the back off and then stopped.please help.



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Is this your set? If it is, there could be a bad solder connection in the start up power supply or there is a resistor that will get loose or change value. It gives the power supply the start up pulse from the flyback transformer. there are no user replaceable parts inside this set, and the longer you wait to get it serviced, the more its going to cost. Unless you have a service manual and understand how the SMPS works, please play it safe and call in a pro to assist you in this repair. Good Luck Please do not forget to rate this thread.

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