RCA 50 nch flat screen stays on for about 5 minutes, then goes off?
I hear 1 loud click/pop and the tv goes off, i can unplug it from the power source and plug it right back in and it does the same thing, crystal clear picture for about 5 minutes, then a loud popping noise and it goes back off, anybody else ever experience this before? In past experiences the tv was done for after it did this one time and never came back on again so its got me puzzled
- spacemissingLv 71 month ago
Take it to a TV repair shop.
- 1 month ago
It's more than likely a bad power supply. This is one of the more common parts to go bad on TV's. (Sony used to have a huge issue with power supply failures in the early 2000's.) Unless you know how to work on TV's yourself though, the cost of repair is usually more than the TV is worth. A repair can run $300.00 to 600.00 alone. So unless your TV costs $1,000.00 or more, it's usually not worth repairing them.
Yes RCA brands, as well as Westinghouse, or Proscan, Magnavox, Sceptre etc... tend to be very budget cheap TV's.
So if you do replace your TV, I would suggest Sony, LG, or Samsung. These manufacturers are the big guys for reliability and technology.
As of right now, Costco has a deal on a 50" Samsung for $296.99 (Before Sales Tax)
Meijer also has a sale going on for TV's. I've seen a 50" inch LG also for under $300.00 there. (4K as well.) I also saw a 43" inch 1080p Full HDTV by LG at Meijer.
Best of luck!
- AVDADDYLv 71 month ago
Quit buying crap brands.
- khalilLv 71 month ago
maybe a loose heatsink on a power transistor or an ic ... so it will carry more current so the electronic fuse(relay) starts activating
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- Daniel KLv 71 month ago
RCA is not really the best brand in the first place so I would go with the other answers. There are many cheap TV's on craigslist if you cannot afford to go to Walmart and spend $300 on a new 50 inch tv.
- Anonymous1 month ago
It is probably messed up enough to get it repaired or replaced
- PearlLv 71 month ago
just trash it and get another one