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!