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RCA F36676ET TV problem

My TV just cut out and when I plug it back into the wall it makes a wierd ticking sound but won't come on.

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  • ckoomen Dec 04, 2007

    We were just watching it and the sound went out. Now it just ticks right when we turn it on.

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    I have the same problem with mine, after it's unplugged the ticking continues for a couple more seconds until it fades away.

  • J Ely Jul 07, 2008

    The tv just stopped turning on. I turn it on and it clicks, clicks, clicks. It is a F36676Et 36 " TV. From 1997. I have turned it off until I can get it to turn on again.

  • blondie34633 Jan 09, 2009

    RCA Chassis-PTK195516B. I have the same problem and don't know what to do. Can someone help me?



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Its ur horiz. output transistor i just fix mines

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

  • surfsweb Dec 25, 2010


    Could you please give some details about the repair, my RCA 36" Home Theatre Model F36676ET is doing the exact same thing. It was working fine, then one day when I tried to turn it on, I just hear a few quiet beeps / clicks then nothing. No sound, no picture, no green power light. If I try again, it repeats same symptoms.

    Thanks in advance.



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