RCA 52" TV Shuts off.

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  1. Guest

    I have a 52" RCA rear projection TV. When I power it up, it immediately
    shuts off. Then a few seconds later,it tries again. Several years ago,
    it did this, and a repair service came out and fixed it in about 5
    minutes, so it must be a common problem. I don't have the money to pay
    a repairman (about $350 five or six years ago) so I was hoping I could
    get some help here and fix it myself. I do have meters and a bit of
    knowledge, but NO big screen experience. I have also seen this problem
    on other posts, but I haven't seen any repair ideas. The model number
    is P52771AT, chassis number PTK178L2B.
    Thanks in advance for all help!
    Steve
     
    , Aug 21, 2006
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  2. <> wrote in message
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    > I have a 52" RCA rear projection TV. When I power it up, it immediately
    > shuts off. Then a few seconds later,it tries again. Several years ago,
    > it did this, and a repair service came out and fixed it in about 5
    > minutes, so it must be a common problem. I don't have the money to pay
    > a repairman (about $350 five or six years ago) so I was hoping I could
    > get some help here and fix it myself. I do have meters and a bit of
    > knowledge, but NO big screen experience. I have also seen this problem
    > on other posts, but I haven't seen any repair ideas. The model number
    > is P52771AT, chassis number PTK178L2B.
    > Thanks in advance for all help!
    > Steve


    Search the newsgroups. IIRC, a burned out lamp will do this.
     
    Homer J Simpson, Aug 21, 2006
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  3. Tech Data Guest

    Homer J Simpson wrote:
    > <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >
    > > I have a 52" RCA rear projection TV. When I power it up, it immediately
    > > shuts off. Then a few seconds later,it tries again. Several years ago,
    > > it did this, and a repair service came out and fixed it in about 5
    > > minutes, so it must be a common problem. I don't have the money to pay
    > > a repairman (about $350 five or six years ago) so I was hoping I could
    > > get some help here and fix it myself. I do have meters and a bit of
    > > knowledge, but NO big screen experience. I have also seen this problem
    > > on other posts, but I haven't seen any repair ideas. The model number
    > > is P52771AT, chassis number PTK178L2B.
    > > Thanks in advance for all help!
    > > Steve

    >
    > Search the newsgroups. IIRC, a burned out lamp will do this.


    What lamp!!??? Before you start looking for burned out, frikken light
    bulbs, try changing the high voltage splitter, 205064. If that doesn't
    fix it, either toss it or pay another tech to fix it. There are pages
    and pages of shutdown fixes for that chassis and people alot smarter
    than you and me have had their asses handed to them trying to isolate
    that fail, since it can be caused in so many areas.

    www.techdata-kicksass.net
     
    Tech Data, Aug 21, 2006
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  4. "Tech Data" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > Homer J Simpson wrote:
    >> <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>
    >> > I have a 52" RCA rear projection TV. When I power it up, it immediately
    >> > shuts off. Then a few seconds later,it tries again. Several years ago,
    >> > it did this, and a repair service came out and fixed it in about 5
    >> > minutes, so it must be a common problem. I don't have the money to pay
    >> > a repairman (about $350 five or six years ago) so I was hoping I could
    >> > get some help here and fix it myself. I do have meters and a bit of
    >> > knowledge, but NO big screen experience. I have also seen this problem
    >> > on other posts, but I haven't seen any repair ideas. The model number
    >> > is P52771AT, chassis number PTK178L2B.
    >> > Thanks in advance for all help!
    >> > Steve

    >>
    >> Search the newsgroups. IIRC, a burned out lamp will do this.

    >
    > What lamp!!??? Before you start looking for burned out, frikken light
    > bulbs, try changing the high voltage splitter, 205064. If that doesn't
    > fix it, either toss it or pay another tech to fix it. There are pages
    > and pages of shutdown fixes for that chassis and people alot smarter
    > than you and me have had their asses handed to them trying to isolate
    > that fail, since it can be caused in so many areas.
    >
    > www.techdata-kicksass.net


    Well said. That chassis is a particular PITA.

    Leonard
    >



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    Leonard Caillouet, Aug 21, 2006
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  5. "Leonard Caillouet" <> wrote in message
    news:i8aGg.19444$yO4.657@dukeread02...

    > Well said. That chassis is a particular PITA.


    IME everything branded RCA is these days. I have this picture in my head of
    two guys in a Chinese factory. One says, "Damn, this model is a POS". The
    other says, "Don't worry, we'll rent the RCA label and the Yanks will still
    buy it".
     
    Homer J Simpson, Aug 21, 2006
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  6. Guest

    Tech Data wrote:
    > What lamp!!??? Before you start looking for burned out, frikken light
    > bulbs, try changing the high voltage splitter, 205064. If that doesn't
    > fix it, either toss it or pay another tech to fix it. There are pages
    > and pages of shutdown fixes for that chassis and people alot smarter
    > than you and me have had their asses handed to them trying to isolate
    > that fail, since it can be caused in so many areas.
    >
    > www.techdata-kicksass.net



    Thanks! I will try the HiV splitter, and if that doesn't work, I'll go
    buy a plasma and junk this thing. It's a shame though...beautiful TV,
    and it says made in USA (not China) on the back, too.
    Steve
     
    , Aug 21, 2006
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  7. Ohmster Guest

    wrote in news:1156181400.760339.108380
    @p79g2000cwp.googlegroups.com:

    > Thanks! I will try the HiV splitter, and if that doesn't work, I'll go
    > buy a plasma and junk this thing. It's a shame though...beautiful TV,
    > and it says made in USA (not China) on the back, too.
    > Steve


    You don't have to buy the dammed splitter just to find out if it is bad.
    Yank the red wire from the flyback to the splitter and leave it hanging in
    the air.

    DO NOT LET IT TOUCH ANYTHING OR COME NEAR ANYTHING. AT LEAST 3 INCHES
    BETWEEN IT AND ANYTHING ELSE! TWENTY SEVEN THOUSAND VOLTS AND IT HURTS LIKE
    HELL!

    Now fire up the set. If it does not shut down, okay, then your splitter is
    probably bad. This is a lot better than buying a splitter just to find out.
    --
    ~Ohmster
     
    Ohmster, Aug 23, 2006
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