Question about RCA D52W20 52" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television

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No power/button blinks

When I first got this tv (D52W20- 52" Rear Projection RCA) from a friend months ago, it had a problem with the picture going to snow. We had to turn it off and then back on 2-3 times before it would stay on. We decided to just leave it on. However, when it was doing that, if I moved the cable connection the picture/sound would come back in. Ok, we turned the tv off Friday (went out of town) and tried to turn it back on late Sunday night. The "power" button would light up and then go out 3 times/cycles. While doing that it would click but not have the obvious static/tv start up sound. Also, if I held the "power" button in it would cycle 1 blink then 9. Through reading other postings it appears the flyback is bad. I desoldered it last night and has obvious hot spots (rainbow wave) on either side. There is also a brown/gray area on the board (not burnt, just discolored) below/off center of where the flyback was mounted (surface, not the bottom). Where can I get the replacement flyback and is there anything else I need to consider when changing this (parts)? I'm hoping this is not going to be costly in the end. I'm also wondering if this is the right direction I'm needing to go. Thank you

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  • angie1974 Aug 13, 2008

    I Have the D52W19 with the exact same problem.When I press power it kicks on and off every couple of sec. 3 times .Never turning on. I also get 1-9 blinks. I have Goggled this model number and was amazed at how many have same thing happening. The strange thing is that on every site. there has been at least 2 or 3 complaints of this problem all within the last day or so.Over 75 I counted because Its very strange.Is it worth fixing?And how easy is it?

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    All I've figured out so far is that it is possibly the RCA Flyback. I desoldered it last night and called for prices today. In-laws are coming in tonight and I don't have a TV. Well, I still have my 27" high def computer/monitor and my girls LCD in their room. But who want to crowd around the computer??? Anyway, nobody around here has the part and it has to be ordered out of New Orleans, LA. Won't have it fixed/find out until some time next week. I hope it works!!!! I'm still going to get the repair manual to check others while it's all apart.

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    I hope I don't have to pay for the service to only confirm what I've researched on the net-

  • erokh Aug 14, 2008

    I have the d52w20 it use to blink three times. after awhile it would start but, the process took about thirty mins. We left it on never turning it off. When we finally turned it never came back on. There was no more green light. I got it checked for sixty bucks. the tv specialist said it was the power deflection board. Is he right?

  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

    Any helpful suggestions?



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These tv are easily repaired
if you dont know tv basic,
forget it

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