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My power light comes on then goes out without a picture, will flash, go out, then flash again and go back out without ever bringing up a picture.  At first I was able to unplug it for 10 minutes and then plug it in and turn it on and it would work great for a few days.  Now it won't come back on and I unplugged it for over 1 hour.  The power button light flashes green three seperate times but the screen never powers up.

We bought it new at Walmart in 2006.  I appreciate any help you may be able to provide!

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Well, it is an RCA!  They are not known for reliability!

Could be bad power supply. Could be just about anything.  I vote for a bad convergence board which is a common failure point.  They don't always cause power drop out when they go but they can and is a common cause.

If it were the convergence circuit you can buy a kit for about $40 but the labor for repair time is several hours at the amatuer skill level, sorry to say.  

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