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by grayfox
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: DLP, LCD Projection, and other RPTV
Topic: problem with hlr4667w wax/xaa
Replies: 17
Views: 13653

Re: problem with hlr4667w wax/xaa

I apologize there was a spam thread on this topic, I am glad to hear everything worked out! =)
by grayfox
Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Plasma Televisions
Topic: Samsung HPS423X/XAA
Replies: 9
Views: 2925

Re: Samsung HPS423X/XAA

Hello again Def, Wow good job, re soldering a new capacitor is no amateur task! consider yourself in the top 10% of "techie handymen" in this country. You would be surprised how many men do not know what a soldering tool/iron is, let alone a capacitor! I hope you BMW bike is running like new, be saf...
by grayfox
Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HLS5687wx/xaa Powers On, Weak or No Signal on all inputs
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: HLS5687wx/xaa Powers On, Weak or No Signal on all inputs

hi there, no problem glad i can be of assistance. yes in fact that almost the entire module I did not know they sold it like that, I am sure it can also come as just the back input board, with out the bottom.. since we do not know how far the short made it, its probably safer to get this whole BUT i...
by grayfox
Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HLS5687wx/xaa Powers On, Weak or No Signal on all inputs
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: HLS5687wx/xaa Powers On, Weak or No Signal on all inputs

Hello, Right off the bat it would seem that since you tested both Analog and Digital inputs, the main input board is either malfunctioning or a connecting point/cable is bad. Either way the best way to resolve it I think, would be to replace the main input board.. I hope this helps or others chime i...
by grayfox
Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Input needed on HLP5085W that won't start up
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Re: Input needed on HLP5085W that won't start up

Hello, thank you for doing some homework before posting! To answer your questions as best I can.. 1. The unit might be experiencing some DMD (motherboard) malfunctions and is stuck on a command, skipping steps 1-3 2. The DMD board, if failing will return a signal to interrupt boot to protect the res...
by grayfox
Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Projectors
Topic: Benq PB8220 bulb replacement? Need help
Replies: 5
Views: 2364

Re: Benq PB8220 bulb replacement? Need help

Hi there, Well getting one bad generic lamp is very common but you say you have tried many.. I guess it wouldn't hurt at this point to "test and original lamp" and if not return it... It seems the power supply and all the boards are working are you sure the ballast is the correct one? I would take i...
by grayfox
Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HL-72A650 color wheel BP96-2069 no longer available
Replies: 2
Views: 931

Re: HL-72A650 color wheel BP96-2069 no longer available

Hello, To first answer your question about the colorwheel, it is a hit or miss. I have dont it before but never on such a large screen. Some Sammys have the exact same part number and I have had some luck.. All I can say is try it? if it fits it might work! Now it seems like you know very well what ...
by grayfox
Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung HLR-4677W - no image
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

Re: Samsung HLR-4677W - no image

Hello, Wow thanks for the detailed description! Two things on the DMD board, I always hold off and let this be the last thing i replace unless I am getting white dots in the screen display, which would be the DMD chip. The thing that most caught my attention was the whining noise.. it seems to fault...
by grayfox
Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Projectors
Topic: green tone to image
Replies: 3
Views: 3348

Re: green tone to image

Hi,



Neph has a point, sorry being a tech i forget to trouble shoot with the small steps first. Please ensure you have a correct connection and that when you "wiggle" the cable around the image does not get better/worse..



Thank you Nephilim.
by grayfox
Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Projectors
Topic: Acer X1261P Dark spot..
Replies: 3
Views: 2266

Re: Acer X1261P Dark spot..

Hello, I am glad this worked out nicely, hopefully the plastic composite will hold up much like a glass lens.. So upon inspection of the images, this seems recent I have to ask if you have recently replaced the lamp in this unit? To me and the times I have had to fix projectors with this exact issue...
by grayfox
Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HLR6768W blinking flashing screen lights PLEASE HELP!
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Re: HLR6768W blinking flashing screen lights PLEASE HELP!

Yay congrats!



And yes if I MUST buy a "recovered" or "rescued" part I make sure I but off an eBay seller with a great reputation, lots of sales, great positive feedback and of course A LOOSE RETURN POLICY hehehe.



Have a good one!
by grayfox
Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Projectors
Topic: Benq PB8220 bulb replacement? Need help
Replies: 5
Views: 2364

Re: Benq PB8220 bulb replacement? Need help

Hello, wow ok if more than one lamp doesn't work then you most likely have a ballast issue, now I always refer to this youtube video just to follow the steps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wwzRWSQqIU since it is not the same model things might look different but the steps are the same I want to g...
by grayfox
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: Mitsubishi WD60638 shakey green tinted screen
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Re: Mitsubishi WD60638 shakey green tinted screen

Hi, I want to say it is a medium difficulty, if you are handy taking stuff apart this will be a good time because everything is bolt, plug and play, nothing to solder. The plugs are unique so you cannot mistake them, you can take everything apart and rebuild it taking the same steps back as you have...
by grayfox
Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Toshiba DLP Discussion
Topic: 56hm195 sound but no picture
Replies: 1
Views: 926

Re: 56hm195 sound but no picture

Hi Steve, If the lamp is really old it might just show signs of wear, one cannot test these for continuity because they have none.. Now the lamp can be shattered inside the filament.. The balast generates about 5-15kV ignition charge so I would not take a multi meter to it!!! but if you have had the...
by grayfox
Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HLR6768W blinking flashing screen lights PLEASE HELP!
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Re: HLR6768W blinking flashing screen lights PLEASE HELP!

Hi, I guess with two handy ballasts and one probably "rescued" since when they are working they find no need to refurbish them in my experience.. I would rule out the power supply out put with a multimeter just in case, but that is highly unlikely to be the cause. Now the lamps you have, are those O...
by grayfox
Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HLR6167WAX/XAA HDMI port
Replies: 5
Views: 1454

Re: HLR6167WAX/XAA HDMI port

Hi, Well that sounds like it worked out ok. At least it was a learning experience when it comes to soldering very tiny parts! I myself use a digital microscope, which is like a webcam with a top mount and light pointed down, its a good investment ;) Let me know how it works out, how convenient for t...
by grayfox
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: Mitsubishi WD60638 shakey green tinted screen
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Re: Mitsubishi WD60638 shakey green tinted screen

Hello, From experience I want to say the colorwheel has become unbalanced. This could be because of many reasons, from over heating if its not properly ventilated, to it just running though its lifespan which is normal. It can work fine but once it reaches a certain temperature it can be loosing or ...
by grayfox
Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung DLP HLR5067WAX/XAA
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

Re: Samsung DLP HLR5067WAX/XAA

hello badsignal yes that would also fall under the category of a malfunctioning colorwheel by what you describe and my experience. the bearing must be bad or the colorwheel of centered if it s whirling or screeching. As long as it is not an electronic buzzing or arching sound, which would mean the b...
by grayfox
Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: 60" WD-60735 Dark Bar on top
Replies: 4
Views: 2377

Re: 60" WD-60735 Dark Bar on top

Hello again,



I hope re installing the lamp took care of the alignment issue!



And yes for a working TV I normally replace it with an OEM Philips lamp which normally lasts at least 18 to 24 months for most of my clients, depending on how spent the ballast is.
by grayfox
Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: DLP, LCD Projection, and other RPTV
Topic: Samsung HLS6187WX/XAA
Replies: 1
Views: 2401

Re: Samsung HLS6187WX/XAA

Hello and wow this post is old, and probably fixed? I just though id respond! So you pretty much rebuilt the TV there should be no reason for this to happen in 4 months unless you: A- have ordered a knock off lamp (not Philips or Osram) which provides sometimes less than 500 hrs of use. or B- maybe ...
by grayfox
Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HLR6167WAX/XAA HDMI port
Replies: 5
Views: 1454

Re: HLR6167WAX/XAA HDMI port

I am glad I was able to be of help, If you have not yet ordered the HDMI ports, I would recommend (since it is already outside the TV) getting the part number off the board itself and running a search for the entire board online. There are many refurbished/recovered parts, and since this input board...
by grayfox
Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HLR6167WAX/XAA HDMI port
Replies: 5
Views: 1454

Re: HLR6167WAX/XAA HDMI port

Hi there. There are 2 problems I can identify with your detailed explanation: 1- The HDMI input is malfunctioning and not being "recognized". This can be a number of several things but I will begin with the simplest and most common, after plugging and unplugging an HDMI cable the wear on these is so...
by grayfox
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: 60" WD-60735 Dark Bar on top
Replies: 4
Views: 2377

Re: 60" WD-60735 Dark Bar on top

Hello, Hey free 60" TV? sign me up! The oddest thing about this malfunction is the random culprits. The first thing to check is the lamp installation, unplug remove and reinstall and fit snugly will fix if its that. The second would be the lamp not shining where its supposed to hehe, on the colorwhe...
by grayfox
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung 6163 WX/XAA Grinding Noise
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: Samsung 6163 WX/XAA Grinding Noise

very very odd.. Please keep us posted, this colorwheel status has me stumped.
by grayfox
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Greeting
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

Re: Hello all!

Please let us know once installed, you can post a question under the brand of your DLP TV.
by grayfox
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Greeting
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

Re: Hello all!

Welcome,



I hope we can help with your problem,

There are a lot of gifted and well experienced techs out here
by grayfox
Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: Mitsubishi WD-Y577 bad bulb?
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

Re: Mitsubishi WD-Y577 bad bulb?

Hello again, Overall I think it all depends on the TVs condition. I install these almost daily and the economic lamps have a high DOA rate but once they are on will last around 600 to 1000 hrs maybe more with proper ventilation. I notice these things when I am replacing the generic bulbs with OEM an...
by grayfox
Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung 6163 WX/XAA Grinding Noise
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: Samsung 6163 WX/XAA Grinding Noise

you are correct, could be incorrect voltage, overheating, fan delays, the bearing might take a bit to reach RPMs, etc, etc...



Keep us posted!
by grayfox
Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: Mitsubishi WD-Y577 bad bulb?
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

Re: Mitsubishi WD-Y577 bad bulb?

Sometimes the generic components, like say the ceramic that keeps the burner centered, is poorly calibrated. This could have taken time to set, with the heat and use....



Either way, even if the life span is not as long as an OEM, IT WORKS! YAY!
by grayfox
Thu May 28, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Lamp ballast failure
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Re: Lamp ballast failure

Hello! I ran across this post as unresponded. I have been fixing RPTVs for a while now and I figured as much as you did, but no. I knew there was a reason most TV parts had a CORE charge at the peak of 2008-2010 and not these... I ran into a bunch of reasons, the most popular being that the tinyest ...
by grayfox
Thu May 28, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Toshiba DLP Discussion
Topic: Toshiba56HM66 DLP-lamp cooling fan
Replies: 1
Views: 929

Re: Toshiba56HM66 DLP-lamp cooling fan

Hi! I would begin by searching for a LIGHT ENGINE replacement video for a Toshiba, since this is essentially what you would be partaking in, and these need to be reassembled perfectly! As another user put it "like dismantling a bomb" hehe. This is an example of what you are looking for as a guide I ...
by grayfox
Thu May 28, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung HL-T6189S DLP tv
Replies: 3
Views: 2611

Re: Samsung HL-T6189S DLP tv

Hello! I agree with the gentlemen helping you, this is an awesome TV with a great picture I am sure you can find the correct DMD chip part number and order it online. For some of my clients I usually look for a seller on ebay or amazon with a new or working condition and preferably with a loose retu...
by grayfox
Thu May 28, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Attention techsperts!! help with my HLP5063WX/XAA issues! :)
Replies: 7
Views: 1851

Re: Attention techsperts!! help with my HLP5063WX/XAA issues

Hello, I thought Id jump in and help with the colorwheel part number in case you want to order it online



BP96-00674A is the part Samsung lists.
by grayfox
Thu May 28, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: JVC D-ILA Discussion
Topic: Blue Tint To Images and Text
Replies: 1
Views: 734

Re: Blue Tint To Images and Text

This TV might be LCD RPTV, let me check if so one of the LED lens (red, blue and green) might be burned out, this happens with time, and it is more noticeable when a new lamp is installed.



DLP RPTVs have a colorwheel, that is consumable , they sell it and is replaceable.
by grayfox
Thu May 28, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: LG/Zenith Discussion
Topic: Zenith Z62DC1D won't turn on
Replies: 6
Views: 2968

Re: Zenith Z62DC1D won't turn on

Hello again,



I could not find the service manual for that model Zenith (or other) online..



On the power supply board number, it should be on the board itself (be it yellowish or green) are there many Ref Numbers on it?
by grayfox
Thu May 28, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: Mitsubishi WD-Y577 bad bulb?
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

Re: Mitsubishi WD-Y577 bad bulb?

This must have been the lamp? do you know where you got it?
by grayfox
Thu May 28, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: Mitsubishi 57833-I Think I Messed UP
Replies: 6
Views: 1366

Re: Mitsubishi 57833-I Think I Messed UP

Hi,



I do not think there is a way to test the lamp outside the TV without a proper safe bench workstation and the corresponding ballast. Keep in mind the ignition jolt is 5-20kV!



Taking a multimeter, as proposed, will render a false result because of the arch gap in the uhp chamber..
by grayfox
Thu May 28, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: DLP, LCD Projection, and other RPTV
Topic: jvc hd52G787
Replies: 5
Views: 2995

Re: jvc hd52G787

I think its time you take a look at the ballast maybe?
by grayfox
Thu May 28, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Need a good online vendor for parts
Replies: 3
Views: 981

Re: Need a good online vendor for parts

If tested and guaranteed I usually buy from eBay when looking to save.. just make sure you read the item condition and return conditions! I've been ordering for almost 10 yrs now online.
by grayfox
Thu May 28, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung 6163 WX/XAA Grinding Noise
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: Samsung 6163 WX/XAA Grinding Noise

Hey Mike, No problem. Wow ok that is odd, you are correct 3 defective colorwheels are really bad odds! the inverter board? does your Samsung have and Aux Power Supply board? otherwise I think he meant the Lamp Ballast Board? Please keep us posted of anything new. Like aforementioned, these colorwhee...
by grayfox
Thu May 28, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: Plasma Televisions
Topic: Samsung HPS423X/XAA
Replies: 9
Views: 2925

Re: Samsung HPS423X/XAA

Hehe they are an acquired taste, the engineering behind the cosmetic is however brilliant.



And yes, about Buell, too bad they are spanning into a more capitalistic business plan and expanding their operations to India and the smaller engine/bike market =( his work on the early Dynas was formidable!
by grayfox
Thu May 28, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: Projectors
Topic: Benq PB8220 bulb replacement? Need help
Replies: 5
Views: 2364

Re: Benq PB8220 bulb replacement? Need help

Hello! Thank you for the images, I am with you on this one, the original lamp you see there with the reflective UV coating is the OEM Philips lamp (you can get this online from any authorized distributor, ebay or amazon, just make sure it says Philips and its original) The one you purchased is not e...
by grayfox
Thu May 28, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung 6163 WX/XAA Grinding Noise
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: Samsung 6163 WX/XAA Grinding Noise

Hello! "disarming an explosive device" <hehehe well done! Normally the only 2 parts in your TV that will cause a noise when malfunctioning would be: 1-Lamp Ballast Board, which emits an electrical arching, buzzing sound when it attempts to ignite a lamp or when it shuts down due to error. 2-Colorwhe...
by grayfox
Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:17 am
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung DLP HLR5067WAX/XAA
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

Re: Samsung DLP HLR5067WAX/XAA

Hello, Thanks for the detailed description, To me it sounds like your colorwheel is in need of replacement, but before you go into opening up your TV when was the last time you replaced the lamp and was it with a Philips original lamp? I am getting a lot of clients come in with counterfeit lamps ins...
by grayfox
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung HLR5078W red pixel static issue
Replies: 1
Views: 796

Re: Samsung HLR5078W red pixel static issue

Hello, I think this is going to be an issue with the DMD board, or Digital video board. The chip on either board is old and when warm enough looses connectivity at the soldering point.. This is why the fan kind of works and keeps it from failing a tad longer... my question to further trouble shoot i...
by grayfox
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: Mitsubishi WD-Y577 bad bulb?
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

Re: Mitsubishi WD-Y577 bad bulb?

Hi there, Most of the times this is due to a poorly built, cheap knock off lamp, sadly the market is saturated with them... I would first verify its authenticity, it might not be shinning in the correct spot due to a manufacturing imperfection. Mitsubishi uses Osram brand lamps, but everyone in the ...
by grayfox
Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Attention techsperts!! help with my HLP5063WX/XAA issues! :)
Replies: 7
Views: 1851

Re: Attention techsperts!! help with my HLP5063WX/XAA issues

Yes I apologize if there was a typo , I meant DMD board or DMD chip.



Has it arrived and have you installed it?
by grayfox
Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Toshiba DLP Discussion
Topic: 56HM195 bright/dark
Replies: 1
Views: 859

Re: 56HM195 bright/dark

Hello, It seems anyone reading this post was stumped.. I am going to go on a limb and say this might be an issue wit the optical block.. The colorwheel seems fine since during the fault the color is not affected (I am not totally convinced...) The ballast seems to be doing its job at igniting the la...
by grayfox
Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: absolutely no power
Replies: 7
Views: 1555

Re: absolutely no power

Hello, well any lights? maybe if you have a multimeter check the out pins? But if you are getting no lights at all and not even a "click" when you attempt to power on, then either the PS is bad or it is not installed properly. Also check for trip switches! The TV can have a sensor like on the TV lam...
by grayfox
Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Lutema Media Players
Topic: iPad Speakers
Replies: 1
Views: 6158

Re: iPad Speakers

I myself have the bluetooth one, it seems to be louder than the wired kind.. I do like the security of a wired connection, but if you have a chance to try out the Bluetooth ones, you will be amazed. They have a great reach, good sound, and you can take phone calls (use it as a speakerphone!)

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