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TV will not power up

My RCA will not power up. If you turn on with either remote or by hand, the green light comes on for a few seconds then goes off again. No picture at all.  For the last month or so, it has been going off by itself occasionallly also. That was usually about 5 or 10 minutes after turning it on.  Then if I waited a few minutes, I could turn it back on.  


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  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2007

    I'm having a simular problem, my tv does come on for about 20min or so,then powers down by itself,I have posted my prob/ but I think it may be the lamp?

  • BarryF Nov 05, 2007

    turn on tv, power light on front comes on, no picture or sound, then it shuts off.

  • bikeguy77 Nov 10, 2007

    I am having the same problem with the tv as well. I took the back off and dusted it all out with an air duster, but to no avail. If anybody has any ideas in how to fix it that would be great.

  • Brandy88 Nov 18, 2007

    I have the same problem please help me fix and how would i fix it with the correct part????????

  • utfan Nov 19, 2007

    My RCA D52W20 TV will not turn on with the remote or power button on TV. It will come on for a few seconds and then flicker 3 times and then turn off. This has been happening for about 2 weeks. We have tried to unplug it to see if that would help with no success. It will occasionally come on and stay. Any ideas as to the problem or possible solution?

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2007

    I have the same problem, my tv was manufactured in arpril 2004 I was watching tv and it went off when ever I power it up the green light comes on for about 3 sec and then goes off the first time I un plgged it it came on but when then it never came on again.



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LoL!!! I don't know why but all RCA's have Flyback Transformer problems! I have one to here is the part number 259296 if you look around you can buy it for about 15.00 if you know how to solder you can do it your self and save big time! Hey I'm doing it! I don't see paying $500.00 to fix it you could buy a new one. And they are just ripping people off because the parts aren't really that high to fix the flashing light problem. And the part is never on back order so your getting screwed they are probably wanting you to finally say just throw it away. And than they'll fix it for $15.00 and sell it for $600.00 Anyways for the people that are having the same problem go here to buy the Flyback Transformer for the D52W20

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I took my 52" TV in for Repair because I was having the same problem!Well it is the transformer and it is on back order from the company so it will be about 2-3 months to fix!Good luck!

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Maybe The Wires Are Having Shorts because You TV is too old. If So, Try a White Westing house 19 Incher Which is 5 yrs old(My TV!)

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Hade the same problem, hade a tv repair guy charge me $500.00 to come up and replace the D-Board with a new D-Board

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Opened up the back and vacuumed out all the caked on dust that was everywhere. I used an insulated brush to help remove the dust. Dust can kill heat dissipation. Open up the front and check for fluid under the CRT circuit boards. The one on the right (as you face your TV) is the blue one. For some reason, the diaphram for the glycerin in the blue optic is on the back side and leans down. It tends to leak and spill on to the circuit board below. Some symptoms I noticed: blue shadow, blinking blues, complete blue outage, unable to complete the autoconvergence, and arcing/sparking (from another post). I had to pull out the blue CRT, silconed the rubber gasket, refilled the fluid and repaired some solder joints where the fluid caused a short. Works like a champ now. Tell tale sign is the pool of fluid when you access the front chassis. Pull off the speaker grill and shine a flashlight on the inside underneath the CRT circuit boards and look for the fluid. Glycerin doesn't dry.

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