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Rcdego

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I have had this RCA projection tv for 2 1/2 years with no problems.  Now the picture will go blank then come back on.  It will do this once or twice and then the TV will shut down.  When it is working, there seems to be no problem with the picture.  Does anyone know why this is happening?

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June 7, 2007 9:30 AM

Probably have an intermittant component, or a bad connection on the printed circuit board somewhere.  Sorry, where?  it is impossable to tell you this as there are thousands of connections inside this sety on the printed circuit boards.  The best advice I can give you would be for you to call an authorized RCA repair center. Good Luck and let us know how you made out with this repair.

"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

June 11, 2007 8:31 AM

I didn't get the TV checked out yet, but there is a new developement.  The TV screen will go black and come back on 2 times, then it will go black and the TV will shut itself off.  After waiting 1 minute, I can turn the TV back on and it will be ok the rest of the day and work without a problem.   Does this new information help pinpoint the problem?  Also, I am well past my warranty on this TV, but I got an offer from RCA for a "picture tube" warranty for this model.  Since this is a CRT rear projection TV, does it have some kind of "picture tube", or would the warranty be good to get.

Thanks for any help!

June 11, 2007 8:38 AM

Picture tube warrantys are a cash cow for companies.

"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

June 14, 2007 5:52 AM

Anytime I get one of those ITC222 chassis, the first thing I do is reseat the 2 ribbon cables between the Power supply/deflection and SSB boards.  Those things are notorious for weird intermittant problems.

June 14, 2007 5:26 PM

This problems sounds similar to one that I am having. I have an RCA model# HD52W59, barely more than a year (but long enough to be past the warranty!)  I might also add that this tv was a replacement of yet another RCA 52" projection that would not power on, and sat for months in the shop.

In recent weeks, my replacement tv started turning itself on and off. Initially, it was occasional, but eventually progressed. We tried unplugging it to see if it needed some kind of a 'reset'. We plugged it back in after several hours. At that point, it turned itself on and off every couple seconds. We unplugged it yet again for a period of time. When it was plugged back in, it would not power on. *It was plugged into a surge protector, which I did check and it seemed fine.

Today I tried a different wall outlet and this time when I turned it on, the power button flashed a single time, then nine times. It did this several times before it eventually fully powered on. After that, I was able to manually turn the tv on and off at will. I got back on the phone with RCA for them to tell me what the 'single flash with 9 flashes' on the power button meant. RCA tells me this is a 'Power Circuitry' problem within the unit (either a loose wire or loose connection on a circuit board).

Hope this helps and I'd love to hear any other advice or tips that can be shared. I just cant afford to drop more $ on another new one!

June 17, 2007 4:45 PM

I have an rca D52W20 chasis ITC222 a week ago it wouldnt come on when I pressed the power button. I unplugged it for a few minutes and it worked fine. Ever since then I have had to unplug it before it would power up. Now it is shutting offwhile im watching it sometimes after 30 minutes sometimes a few hours. When I go to unplug it it seems quite hot but always comes back on .Does anyone know what causes this and what average cost should be for repair?

June 26, 2007 10:34 AM

Can a TV fix itself???  After 2-3 weeks of problems with this TV, shutting off, not turning on, etc.  It seems to work fine now.  After the initial problems of the TV shutting off, for the last week, every time I turned it on, it made a sizzling sound and them would either come on or turn back off.  After a few days of that, it has now been turning on and staying on.  It has not turned itself off for over a week now.  I am sure this is the calm before the storm.

June 26, 2007 2:46 PM

Oran said: I have an rca D52W20 chasis ITC222 a week ago it wouldnt come on when I pressed the power button. I unplugged it for a few minutes and it worked fine. Ever since then I have had to unplug it before it would power up. Now it is shutting offwhile im watching it sometimes after 30 minutes sometimes a few hours. When I go to unplug it it seems quite hot but always comes back on .Does anyone know what causes this and what average cost should be for repair?

This sounds like what mine is doing. Except, now it takes a longer period of time for the tv to sit unplugged before it will power up. I have a tech scheduled to come on 07/09/07. I will be sure to post the outcome of that visit. I hope others will do the same if they get the fix!

Gina 

July 1, 2007 5:21 AM

I seem to be having a little of each of these symptoms with my  RCA D52W20. The first issue startes two weeks ago, when it was giving me a hard time turning on. Then three days ago it got worse. When I pressed the pwr button, it would blink three times, each with a "clicking sound" in the rear left as if it were trying to come on. If I press and hold the pwr button for several seconds, I get one flash, followed by nine flashes. I read on another page that cleaning the circut board with compressed air and making sure all connections are secure shoud do the trick, but I've tried this and it hasn't worked yet.

Another thing, I've removed all the back paneling used compressed air to blow out all dust, and inspected the circut board top and bottom... and everything looks fine. No burns, no popped diodes, nothing looks out of the ordinary. What could it be?

August 29, 2007 4:36 PM

I have a RCA HD52W59 and I was watching the tv when i got of work and it just shut off and wouldnt turn back on when i pushed the power bottuon it would blink and then make a wierd clicking noise in the back like 3 times and then it would turn off and if i try to turn it on again it wouldnt make that noise again until i unplug it anyone know what the problem is? I dont realy feel like buying a new tv only had this one for 1 year.

     Josh

August 29, 2007 7:17 PM

Gina68 said:
Oran said: I have an rca D52W20 chasis ITC222 a week ago it wouldnt come on when I pressed the power button. I unplugged it for a few minutes and it worked fine. Ever since then I have had to unplug it before it would power up. Now it is shutting offwhile im watching it sometimes after 30 minutes sometimes a few hours. When I go to unplug it it seems quite hot but always comes back on .Does anyone know what causes this and what average cost should be for repair?
This sounds like what mine is doing. Except, now it takes a longer period of time for the tv to sit unplugged before it will power up. I have a tech scheduled to come on 07/09/07. I will be sure to post the outcome of that visit. I hope others will do the same if they get the fix! Gina 
UPDATE!!: I had repair out here. The tech tested and disconnected the control panel in the front. For now, the tv can only be accessed by the remote control, as the panel in front was disconnected. (Its the panel that has the power, channel, etc buttons). Ever since the panel was disconnected, we have had NO incidents of the tv turning on and off by itself. Unfortunately, until the part comes in..I have no idea what the repair will cost. I do hope this helps someone and saves them some $$. When I get the final bill, I will post the figures. Good luck to all.

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December 30, 2007 11:32 PM

I believe I started this discussion back in June, and this is the outcome with my RCA D52W20.  I had a repair tech come out and look at the TV for $80.  He took off the speaker cover in front and inspected the 3 "crt's" only to find out that the center one had a crack in it hense the sizzling sound with startup and the cracking sound while it was on, and the auto shutoff to protect the other components.  He said the part to fix it was approx. $250 - $280.  RCA sells an extended warranty for the "picture tubes" which they call it on the warranty for about $80.  The best part of the story was that the repair tech said it was a time consuming repair to replace the tube and would cost about $300 in labor.  Bottom line was that without the warranty, I was looking at $580 to repair a TV that I paid $900 for and only had for 1 1/2 years.  I put the TV to the curb and bought a JVC.  My suggestion to all would be to simply remove the speaker cover in front and inspect the 3 small "crt tubes" for cracks.  If one or more are cracked or loose, then that is probably the same problem I had.  Of course, I am not a TV Tech, but the loose, cracked "tube" was very evident when the Tech removed the speaker cover and said "there's the problem".  I wish someone had told me to do that myself so I could have saved the $80.

January 2, 2008 1:44 PM

I've worked on these units.  They are prone to CRT coolant leakage.  This usually shorts the driver board and/or mainboard.  It should be obvious if it leaked coolant.  If you lucked out and only shorted the driver board those can be had for $50 new.  Replacing the coolant is a simple fix as well.  A cracked CRT seems odd.  Those things are pretty tough.  It usually leaks at the rubber seal, as if it wasn't tightened down enough during manufacturing.

The leaking coolant and resulting shorts causes the unit's electronic protective functions to kick-in and shuts down the unit.

January 28, 2008 12:38 AM

Agrhhh!  I Have the same TV to, I have had it for about 3 years and it has worked great till today, We went to turn it on this morning and it came on fine but shut off after 5 minutes, and when we pushed the power button it did nothing, after about 20 seconds the power light comes on but no picture and it only stays lit for about 15 seconds then fades out, If we unplug it for a few minutes the same thing again it will turn on with perfect picture and sound but just turns off after 5 minutes or so, and then back to the just the power button lighting up for about 15 seconds then goes out, and again every 20 to 30 seconds the power button will light up when pushed for a short time. I have no idea what this can be but I cannot see it being to extreme for the picture and sound seem fine but it just does not want to stay on. I have read a lot of issues it could be but I just don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on this. If anyone has had the same issue and could let me know what could be causing this it would be appreciated.

Thanks 

February 16, 2008 6:44 PM

my TV recently started acting up.  We would be watching it and would hear a loud pop after a few minutes.  I ended up finding out the the CRT on the right side has been leaking fluid on the circuit board below.  I think modfixer hit i on the head when he said that the seal is properly leaking.  How do I go about checking the seal and how to refill it.  I'm currently stuck without a TV and am going through some serious withdrawls.  

Where can I get more info on fixing my TV some kind soul have pitty on meYell

June 17, 2008 4:12 PM

I have the RCA hd52w59. Sound works fine but no picture. when I bring up the menu it looks like its in 3d without the 3d glasses on. any info?

June 17, 2008 7:34 PM updated: June 17, 2008 8:01 PM

Gina68 all you need to do is replace the Tact switchs www.mcminone.com Part # 28-10740 $0.16  each

June 17, 2008 7:56 PM

IF TV want power up or turns off Replace CP-150 2200uf/16V CP120 220uf/35V CP114 220/35V

August 29, 2008 8:52 PM

Dwary,

Why do you say to replace those caps? Are they located on each of the 3 boards in the front? I am having the issue where it powers up - you hear the TV but mailny goes green then cycles on / off then finally off. 1 single power button flash followed by 9 more.

thanks in advnace

August 30, 2008 3:09 AM

WHY Replace the caps because they go BAD !

August 30, 2008 12:40 PM

well I understand that - asking more along the lines that is this what is causing the problem with the tv powering on / off that most are posting about... 1 single power button flash followed by 9 more.

September 26, 2008 12:39 AM

I have an Rca p46732BA PROJECTION TV. First the power button doesnt work and now wont turn on with the remote. Remote and outlet works fine. I thoght next to checi would be fuses. Is it safe to open the back ? where are the fuses located inside and how many ?

any help is appreciated.

thankyou

September 28, 2008 7:49 PM

OK, so I have the D52W20 as well. The TV did exactly what most of you are experiencing. The TV picture would flicker at first then it started flickering and turning off. I would need to unplug it for a few minutes and it would work again. This got more and more frequent and now finally it wont power up. I turn it on, the sound comes one and the TV makes a sizzling sound and turns off.

What have you folks been seeing as the cause and what was the cost to fix it?

September 29, 2008 8:49 PM

Hi Don,
In my case, the latest problem (similar symptoms) was a small break in one of the boards (I forget which one)..but the repairman soldered the board I believe I paid a good $200. If you are handy however, you'd save a few bucks. It took him no time at all-I think he was here a half hour in all.

In the previous visit, it ended up being the control panel on the front-it had a short. He disconnected it for a while, which meant the only way to turn on and off was with the remote--so nobody really missed the front panel. We had no incident of it powering off during that time. Then the decision was made that the control panel would be replaced. Honestly, if you try disconnecting the panel and it stops the turning off problem --I am guessing you could just skip replacing it unless it really bothers you.
Hope this helps
Good luck!
Gina

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