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P52151WK 52" projection TV, no video

I have an RCA Home Theater 52" projection TV that has always performed like a champ, but now there is no picture at all. The sound is still awesome but absolutely no video. I've opened the back panel to get a look at the tubes and they do not light up at all, as if they are not getting any power. I don't recall anything happening before this happened. The video simply stopped working but sound has always worked great and still does. The unit is RCA Home Theater model #P52151WK, chassis #PTK169PTB

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  • twinsdad Aug 30, 2007

    You were spot-on! Took just an hour to diagnose, with your info, and the TV once again works like a champ. Thanks!!

  • AAAA12410 Nov 09, 2007

    I have a phillips 50P8341A and was fine then the next day I tried turning it on and the power light turns on and it makes a fuzz sound but there is no picture, can someone give me any suggestions?

  • Chatham48 Jan 02, 2008

    I have a zenith A50M91W Projection TV. When I turn it on the picture and sound works fine. After about 5 minutes the picture goes out and the sound stay on. If I leave the power on the picture eventually returns. In a 1/2 hour or so.

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2008

    Same problem. No video and perfect sound. I wish I could find the solution!

  • toap Feb 25, 2008

    i have the same problem with my proscan 52in rear projection. sound is there but there is no video. my wife was watching but after few mins. the picture just start fading away and then no video at all. pls help. wasif.

  • chris1461 Feb 29, 2008

    no power at all it comes on and go right back off

  • Anonymous Jul 04, 2008

    I have a Mitsubishi HDTV Model# WS-65907. When I power it on no picture will appear. I can hear the sound but no picture will appear. What should I do? Thanks.

  • Anonymous Jul 04, 2008

    I have a Mitsubishi HDTV Model# WS-65907 and it will not produce a picture. What should I do? I can hear sound but no picture will appear.

  • my1vett Jul 06, 2008

    I have a 60 inch projection TV. All of the color bulbs have been replaced. That didn't seem to fix the problem. It seems like it is not getting enough power to make it work.

  • el jacko Sep 09, 2008

    I have a similar issue in that no video is available if I use the standard RCA video inputs (on all 3 of the video inputs front and back of TV). However, I do get a picture if I use the component video RGB cable inputs on the back of the TV. I'm pretty sure there is sound if any of the audio cables are connected. The TV was working fine until I moved it from Florida to California. Any ideas??

  • hillsriders_ Oct 15, 2008

    picture is out but when i bang or wiggle wires sometimes it comes back on i can also hear a crackling noise or zapping noise from the front right side of tv

  • hsrhawaii Oct 29, 2008

    Tv comes on but with no video or sound. One minute it worked well and the next time we turned it on, the timer and lamp lights flash, no picture or sound comes on and then it turns itself off.

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    Same Problem. Great audio, no video. Chirpping sound when I start it, then the power button blinks 6 long blinks then 1 fast blink. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    no video but sound on my rca projection tv.



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Is the audio coming from the TV's internal speakers, or from an external sound system? In the 169 series chassis, if the power supply caps or secondary rectifier are bad, or if the high voltage splitter has shorted inside, the set will not run and there will be no picture or sound from the TV. If the picture is completely black but the TV still has audio, press the menu button and see if the menu comes up on the screen. If the menu is there, check your cables on the back of the TV. If you are using a cable or satellite box, the box could be bad or the video wire could be bad or loose. If you do not get the on-screen menu, then I would guess that the solder joint next to the flyback transformer that sends filament (heater) voltage up to the picture tubes has cracked, or the low value resistor in the heater circuit has opened up. If that is the case, have the set serviced by a qualified tech familiar with the 169 series chassis.

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  • Nathan Green Jul 05, 2013

    I think what you have said is my problem My RCA Theater Projection Tv has never had a problem I have had it for 17 years now no picture or sound just a soft beeping noise from the back. thats it.



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