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I have a 2 year old RCA F36650 TV (36" Conventional type). It started to go on and then off by itself. Now it does this every few seconds. On... off... constantly. Is it junk? or is there a reasonable fix ?
Thank you for any ideas !!

dano7

UPDATE
2-13-2006 Today I threw it away. Junk. No more RCA for me ..
I try to buy American but, SONY for me now............

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January 29, 2006 9:45 AM

I have the same problem w/my RCA, about 1 yr old, RCA Model 20F511T. It drives me insane. It just started doing it the past several weeks. Not sure what to do to fix it, but am looking for suggestions as well. Please advise if anyone knows. Thanks!

February 13, 2006 5:49 PM

these t.v.'s must bee ragely because everyone is aving problems w/ them

February 23, 2006 9:02 PM

I have an RCA 27 inch Tru Flat tv. The model number is 27F520T. It's only 6 months old. About 3 months ago, it started coming on in the middle of the night. But it only happened about twice. Then a month later, it started going on and off by itself. It did that one time within a month and stopped. Now recently, it started again, but now when you put it on, it goes off. Sometimes it stays on for a few minutes and then goes off again. Now the remote won't work and everytime you touch the buttons on the tv, it just goes off and then on again, and continues to do it by itself. I got sick of it and just unplugged it. Can anyone please help with advice on how to solve this problem? Cuz I am about to take it back to Walmart.

June 26, 2006 5:47 PM

CryHi friends:

  We are dealing with the same type of problem with this RCA 20F511T,on and off by it self.We did replaced the "D402" diode,and works for a few weeks,but the problem came back.If you have any "tip",please let us know.Thanks.

                                            vic6kar

 

July 16, 2006 10:02 AM

dano7 said: I have a 2 year old RCA F36650 TV (36" Conventional type). It started to go on and then off by itself. Now it does this every few seconds. On... off... constantly. Is it junk? or is there a reasonable fix ? Thank you for any ideas !! dano7 UPDATE 2-13-2006 Today I threw it away. Junk. No more RCA for me .. I try to buy American but, SONY for me now............

July 16, 2006 10:04 AM

I have the same problem. The set also changes channels on its own. the set is also two years old. Any ideas on the Problem?

Answers Post July 16, 2006 11:43 AM

Ok Folks Theres a few differant things that cause the RCA TV's to go on and off by them selfs. Some times the problem is the front control board.  There is a bad connection on it, one or more of the tact switches are bad, or the remote sensor is defective.   Some time Its nothing more then a cold solder connection in the sweep section of the Hi Voltage circuit, or theres a small coil right off the horizontal drive transformer, secondary side, thats also connected to the Base of the horizontal output transistor, that needs to be taken out, the enamel on the leads need to be scrapped off and reinserted and resoldered. Depending on the model and how old the set is.  Also theres several standup coils in the horiontal sweep and corrections circuit that have poor solder connections on them. And last but not least The power supply could have bad connections or have an intermittant regulator componet. My bet would be the small horizontal drive coil. The problem with the set changing channels could be the remote controller. try taking out the batteries first,if that dosent work then theres most likly a defective infared sensor for the remote inside the set or the B+ that supplys the voltage to the sensor is noisy such as a bad capacitor off that feed supply. Now one thing to remember is safety with these sets. maybe, before going inside a set, you should read this http://www.techlore.com/article/14476/ or http://www.techlore.com/article/10602/ Good Luck

"Those who do not know their opponent's arguments, do not completely understand their own".**For complete TV repair kits including parts goto www.TvRepairKits.com

March 19, 2007 3:00 PM

We have a rca 27F520T tv that also goes on and off.  At first, we thought maybe it was someone with a universal remote that had the same programming but after a few days, and searching the internet, we are finding this is a common problem with the unit.  We have a warranty on the tv tube through Thomson?   The funny thing is - all the paper work does not have a phone number - only a address to mail your money to continue your warranty - now, we are really starting to question RCA all the way around.  Anyone with advise?  We already search the internet and found a possible Thomson warranty company and emailed them.  Hopefully that was the correct one with a answer.

March 19, 2007 6:28 PM

My son had the same problem with his one year old RCA F36650 TV . The problem was caused by a defective or poor fitting front panel button assembly. He had it replaced and the set works fine now. It's worth fixing.

 LAC

June 18, 2007 9:08 PM

I have a 27in tru flat tv that is doing the same on off thing anyone get a fix on it yet plz help it is 27f520t model is it a cheap fix or not worth it

August 19, 2008 4:21 PM

I have a 26 inch RCA and it started doing the same thing off and on. I was able to get it to stop by pounding on the front below the CRT (screen) One other comment said it may be the front control panel and I suspect it to be the case since it works now.

August 19, 2008 9:50 PM updated: August 19, 2008 9:56 PM

replace all 6 tact switches on the front key panel board very common problem with RCA's we buy them buy the 100's fix around 10-20 sets a month with bad tact switches . www.mcminone.com has them part # 28-10740

August 19, 2008 10:02 PM

Some of the NEWER model RCA TV'S use This Style Tact Switch  MCM part # 28-10720 check to see which Style your set has before ordering the Switches

September 13, 2008 3:55 PM

Thank you very much, I just opened the front panel and tapped the switches hard enough and then the TV started perfectly fine and working great. There was no need to change the switches for the moment.

September 13, 2008 9:39 PM

you can just remove the switches if you don't use the front buttons the remote will still work perfect

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August 3, 2009 10:22 PM

I am glad that i found this article! I tried what is mentioned above with great success! I removed the tact switches and everything works great now! Thanks!!!!

August 4, 2009 1:13 AM

Glad we could help you ****\
Larry D

"Those who do not know their opponent's arguments, do not completely understand their own".**For complete TV repair kits including parts goto www.TvRepairKits.com

October 4, 2009 2:23 PM

Having on/off problem w/rca truflat 27

October 4, 2009 2:56 PM

you may also be able to soak them in wd40 for a short time but new ones are the best.

"Those who do not know their opponent's arguments, do not completely understand their own".**For complete TV repair kits including parts goto www.TvRepairKits.com

November 9, 2009 6:32 PM

I OWN AN RCA 52INCH REAR PROJECTION SCREEN TV...WHEN I TURN IT ON...A GREEN LIGHT APPERARS AND BLINKS AND THEN IT GOES AWAY AND IT IT KEEPS ON DOING THIS ALL THE TIME AND STOP...WITH NO PICTURE ....PLZ TELL ME WHATS THE PROBLEM?...IS IT WORTH FIXING?....HOW MUCH ROUGHLY WILL THIS COST ME

November 9, 2009 6:36 PM

I OWN AN RCA 52INCH REAR PROJECTION SCREEN TV...WHEN I TURN IT ON...A GREEN LIGHT APPERARS AND BLINKS 3 TIMES AND STOP...WITH NO PICTURE ....PLZ TELL ME WHATS THE PROBLEM?...IS IT WORTH FIXING?....HOW MUCH ROUGHLY WILL THIS COST ME

November 9, 2009 10:52 PM

generally when this model of RCA tries to go on and off three times the fly-back transformer is usually bad and as far as I know I am not sure if it is even available any longer!!!!!!
Larry

"Those who do not know their opponent's arguments, do not completely understand their own".**For complete TV repair kits including parts goto www.TvRepairKits.com

November 10, 2009 8:07 AM

@Larry Dillon - I noticed on an older thread that you had offered to send to someone a service manual for a Sony KP-51WS510 - I know it's been a while but do you by any chance still have that? If so, could you send it to sbluhm at clark-powell dot com?

November 11, 2009 12:56 AM

Take the back off the tv, Vacuum the dust and then blow a hair dryer on the lower left area for ten minutes on a hot setting for the hair dryer then turn the tv on.

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