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Old 06-04-2007, 03:41 PM   #1
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While watching our 20" RCA TV in the MH bedroom; the picture went to half frame then blank THEN smoke came boiling out from behind the unit. By time I got the unit switched off and unplugged it had filled the bedroom with smoke!! What a nasty buring smell.

We were very very lucky to get the power shutoff before a fire broke out. Before I get into my rant over this RCA failure I just wanted everyone to know that we are thankful to only loose a TV; it could have been tragic.

Now, the unit has a 2-year warranty and we got it 2 1/2 years ago when we purchased out MH. I have never had a TV give up so quickly; I sent RCA an email but I'm not planning on getting any help from them.

My question is, how do I go about replacing this TV with a LCD? Has any one done this without reworking the cabinet? My TV was 20 3/4" Wide and 19 1/2" High.

And for those of you with a RCA unit my model number is: 20F41OT. I've asked RCA about a recall on this model and will keep you posted on their response.

We are extremely thankful no one was injured and that we still have a motorhome.
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While watching our 20" RCA TV in the MH bedroom; the picture went to half frame then blank THEN smoke came boiling out from behind the unit. By time I got the unit switched off and unplugged it had filled the bedroom with smoke!! What a nasty buring smell.

We were very very lucky to get the power shutoff before a fire broke out. Before I get into my rant over this RCA failure I just wanted everyone to know that we are thankful to only loose a TV; it could have been tragic.

Now, the unit has a 2-year warranty and we got it 2 1/2 years ago when we purchased out MH. I have never had a TV give up so quickly; I sent RCA an email but I'm not planning on getting any help from them.

My question is, how do I go about replacing this TV with a LCD? Has any one done this without reworking the cabinet? My TV was 20 3/4" Wide and 19 1/2" High.

And for those of you with a RCA unit my model number is: 20F41OT. I've asked RCA about a recall on this model and will keep you posted on their response.

We are extremely thankful no one was injured and that we still have a motorhome.
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Old 06-05-2007, 12:43 PM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FloraBama:
My question is, how do I go about replacing this TV with a LCD? Has any one done this without reworking the cabinet? My TV was 20 3/4" Wide and 19 1/2" High. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Grab a tape measure and head down to the store.

You will need to decide if you want a 16:9 (widescreen) or 4:3 (standard) aspect ratio.

Also, consider how you will mount the new TV. Most all of the flat panel TV's have a way to securely mount the TV on a wall. You will need to fabricate a framework in the existing TV cavity to position the LCD TV at the front.
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Are there TV's that run off 12 volts or do all just run off an inverter? This might be something else you would want to consider.
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