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Rca m50wh725 rear projection tv.

I turn tv on and hear sound and then sound stops the on button blinks 5 times and ther shuts off. this happens with remote or tv button.

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  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    TV will power on but no picture. Indicator light will blink 5 times then shut down. RCA 50WH725

  • fayf01 Mar 31, 2008

    I have RCA M50WH725. I bought it June 2007. It has sound but NO picture. Yes, the power light blinks. THe service center said the lamp is out. I couldn't believe it, a new TV and the lamp is bad. Because I no longer have my receipt, they said I have to buy the lamp at $186.06. I am furious. Walmart refuses to give me a copy of my receipt from June 15, 2007.

    This is obviously a defected part and this issue must be widespread since the lamp (part 3 270414) is on back order.

    I sent an email (via online contact) to Walmart and RCA.


  • Evil E Apr 21, 2008

    Same problem mfg. date 8-2006 only I purchased a new lamp, when I pulled the old lamp it looked as good as the new one. I intalled the new lamp TV came on and ran fine until I turned it off, pulled new lamp and reinstalled it, TV came on and ran for about an hour, turned itself off. Do the same ritual just to get the same result, but will not start up any other way....,Please Help

  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    I have the same problem I pull the bulb and put it back the tv works fine for a while then stops again.So i do the same and it comes back.any one

    know the problem?

  • superman35 Nov 14, 2008

    I have the same problem, my RCA manual said if it blinked 5 times the bulb may be bad. It also said the balast(thing that holds the lamp) might be bad also, so remember that when you go to purchase a bulb. My tv comes on clear as a bell then cuts off within 15 secs. then the light blinks 5 times and it cuts back on, the sound works the whole time. The usual methods of checking to see if a regular light bulb is bad doesn't apply to these bulbs I guess, because mine looks brand new. Who buys broke TVs?(ha ha) really not that funny. I did exceed the lifespan of the bulb by leaving it on all the time or having the screen to bright. Seems alot of trouble to keep this thing working, for life.



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Blinking 5 times means the lamp is dead.

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Pull the Lamp out. Is it shattered?

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It has gone into protection mode. This is caused when a short circuit is detected by the power management system inside the tv. Try a hard reset: Unplug the power cord for a full 4 hours; then try it again and see if it will clear the protection fault and reset it. If the reset does not help you will need to have a tech look at the set and take voltage measurements inside to determine which section of the tv has failed and what components will need replacement. The cost of repair is always over $200 and could be much more, depending on the specific parts that need replacing. If the ICs have burned out the repair is around $400. The flashing of the standby light may mean something, but I do not know the diagnostic code RCA is using; most RCA models do not have any diagnostic blink codes in the set. Hope this helps. Let me know if I can help further.

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