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RCA F38310 problem

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Pam_S, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. Pam_S

    Pam_S Member

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    Hi,
    I know not many people have this tv, but I'll ask the question since Thompson/RCA has been NO help.

    While watching my RCA F38310 38" HDTV the screen went black. No display of any kind (no menu, can't view vcr or dvd).
    All I can see are 3 short vertical lines in the middle of the tv that are green, red & blue. It powers up, the fan that runs constantly is still running, but no pic or sound.

    I spoke with 1 tv tech who said most parts for this tv are not available.
    I wonder if I should waste time & money trying to fix it. $80 just to come to my house & look at it. Too heavy to take to store.

    Thanks in advance for all advice!
     
  2. ColinM

    ColinM Well-Known Member

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    Do you know the rep on these sets?

    Weak power supply, I guess. Matter of time.
     
  3. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Well-Known Member

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    Not to hijack the thread, but anyone know if any similar sets to this will ever be made again? I was almost ready to get one of these but decided not to since I heard they were so undependable. There was one from Loewe but it was a few thousand dollars. I'd still rather have a regular picture tube at this point than a plasma, DLP or other newfangled technology.
     
  4. Pam_S

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    Repair tech said the picture tube needs to be replaced.
    Not worth it for the $, so I guess it's off to the dump.
    Not happy! Only lasted 4 years!
     

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