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by darkart77
Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: clicking noise/ blinking red light
Replies: 3
Views: 6585

Re: clicking noise/ blinking red light

It can be a couple things, 1st check the lamp physically after you've determined that the lamp is burned out Or not. Either way the ballast is most likely to be responsible.
by darkart77
Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: DLP, LCD Projection, and other RPTV
Topic: Samsung hls5087wx/xaa
Replies: 1
Views: 3778

Re: Samsung hls5087wx/xaa

This is a common symptom of the dmd board. But if you have a chance to post more details like tv's previous repairs and tv's age etc... some pictures would be great help for us here.
by darkart77
Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung HLP5063WX bulb
Replies: 1
Views: 1690

Re: Samsung HLP5063WX bulb

Also if te ballast isn't the problem you can reset the lamp timer to make sure. Also do a hard re-set. turn tv off, unplug it and hit the power button manually for about 10. secs. After that go ahead and turn it on.
Good luck.
Keep the ballast board in mind if after doing this lamp doesn't light up
by darkart77
Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung HLP5063WX bulb
Replies: 1
Views: 1593

Re: Samsung HLP5063WX bulb

The lamp seems to be fine honestly, Im thinking that the ballast is just not sending the proper voltage or perhaps not sending any voltage to the lamp at all. Ballast board is unfortunately a consumable part that does affect the lamp primarily.
by darkart77
Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: DLP, LCD Projection, and other RPTV
Topic: WD-62825 start up issues
Replies: 3
Views: 4461

Re: WD-62825 start up issues

If the lamp is defective, it wouldn't even light up, Im willing to bet that the problem is the ballast board.
by darkart77
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: color is off
Replies: 4
Views: 5684

Re: color is off

Unfortunately Mitsubushi doesn't really post these numbers, you'd have to either call them with the model and serial number and they'd be able to provide you with the right part #. Other option is to take out the part and get the part number from there.
by darkart77
Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Will this light enging be compatible with my dlp??
Replies: 1
Views: 1403

Re: Will this light enging be compatible with my dlp??

I did some looking around and I was not able to produce a match with the part number you posted, but to be 100% sure.
The actual light engine in your tv has the original part # in it, I mean you have to pull it out anyway.
That's what most of us do.
by darkart77
Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: color wheel/ light bulb error replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 1510

Re: color wheel/ light bulb error replacement

The lamp message can be produced by the ballast, the lamp as you may know, doesn't have any sensors "ballast carries the sensor for the lamp but it also detects failure in itself.
Considering the symptoms. I'd say the ballast board is not working properly.
by darkart77
Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Projectors
Topic: 52in DLP LG RU-52SZ61D Won't start, makes noise
Replies: 3
Views: 6061

Re: 52in DLP LG RU-52SZ61D Won't start, makes noise

well the best way to know which one is it, is the noise more mechanical (color wheel) if the buzzing sound electrical (ballast)
by darkart77
Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung HL72A650 72' TV not turn
Replies: 1
Views: 1910

Re: Samsung HL72A650 72' TV not turn

tell me is the ballast new or used? that has a lot to do with it because if you have a new lamp a used ballast or even refurbished may not be able to calibrate itself to supply power to a new lamp.
Keep us informed.
by darkart77
Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Just compare Samsung posts to all the other TV's!
Replies: 1
Views: 1496

Re: Just compare Samsung posts to all the other TV's!

I know Tiger, well... tell me are there any unfamiliar noises like a buzzing or a screeching noise?
There could be a couple things producing these symptom.
by darkart77
Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: DLP, LCD Projection, and other RPTV
Topic: WD-62825 start up issues
Replies: 3
Views: 4461

Re: WD-62825 start up issues

Wow, it seems that your tv is having multiple symptoms. 1st. Remember that the lamp's "only" job is to project white light. "nothing more" so... the lines you are seeing have nothing to do with the lamp but the DMD board is normally what causes those lines on your tv.
by darkart77
Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: progming remote to dvd and cable box
Replies: 1
Views: 1329

Re: progming remote to dvd and cable box

To be honest if the tv's manual doesn't have a section on that you may have to call the manufacturer.
by darkart77
Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: hlp5063w not detecting digital devices
Replies: 1
Views: 1417

Re: hlp5063w not detecting digital devices

Mute+1+8+2+Power. Is to reset the lamp timer. The problem you're having may not actually be the tv itself but the inputs.
The digital video board may not be working properly.
by darkart77
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Frustrated need a second opinion, no picture/sound
Replies: 3
Views: 2398

Re: Frustrated need a second opinion, no picture/sound

Edd, I'll have to agree with Johnrot, this problem is very common Unfortunate but common.
by darkart77
Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: No Picture
Replies: 10
Views: 4069

Re: No Picture

Well, Im thinking if you had the tech go check the Tv, why didn't the tech, advise on a possible repair, and more importantly the culprit on the issue your tv is having. You obviously spend some money on that. He should give you proper service and tell you what is wrong. repair guys :oops:
by darkart77
Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Philips LCOS Discussion
Topic: Magnavox New Bulb Still Shutting Down
Replies: 1
Views: 2514

Re: Magnavox New Bulb Still Shutting Down

You can check the lamp for physical damage. 1. White dots on the outer shell. 2. Brown marks. (burn marks) 3. Lens cracked Do keep in mind that the lamp is doing it's job. (lighting up) If the lamp isn't staying on the ballast board most not be sending the correct voltage to the lamp therefore lamp ...
by darkart77
Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: Damaged Mitsu DLP
Replies: 1
Views: 1890

Re: Damaged Mitsu DLP

Wow, I've never seen this before, But if you have a warranty no point on spending extra money fixing it on your own.
It almost looks like the screen is cracked/broken from the picture you posted.
If you can post another pic and add more into the symptoms.
by darkart77
Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: Plasma Televisions
Topic: Philips Plasma only buzzes, and very loud
Replies: 1
Views: 3656

Re: Philips Plasma only buzzes, and very loud

Well the symptom noise is definitely mostly related to a failing ballast/inverter board. Not very expensive and easy to replace.
by darkart77
Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HLS4266W Horizontal lines
Replies: 9
Views: 3900

Re: HLS4266W Horizontal lines

You know? Im thinking the DMD board, truly the only thing that can produce the symptoms your tv is having.
by darkart77
Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung HLT5075S/hl 4 bright spots on screen
Replies: 1
Views: 1512

Re: Samsung HLT5075S/hl 4 bright spots on screen

can you be more specific? tv age, full tv model and the symptoms.
by darkart77
Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: color is off
Replies: 4
Views: 5684

Re: color is off

Please post the full model number for the tv.
by darkart77
Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung HLR6167WAX\XAA does not turn on
Replies: 1
Views: 1537

Re: Samsung HLR6167WAX\XAA does not turn on

if you're able to send us some pics and post them that'd be very helpful.
by darkart77
Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Dark Screen Shadow Spots
Replies: 34
Views: 20732

Re: Dark Screen Shadow Spots

Definitely give that a shot, take the tv out to an open area dust it out and if you're cleaning any glass, lenses. Make sure to use a semi-dry cloth, preferably the kind that don't leave any specs.
won't hurt to try it.
by darkart77
Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: TV turns off by itself
Replies: 3
Views: 2279

Re: TV turns off by itself

Question, Does everything shut off? It can also be the power supply board. Let me know if the tv shuts all together.
by darkart77
Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Dark Screen Shadow Spots
Replies: 34
Views: 20732

Re: Dark Screen Shadow Spots

I understand the "larger light shadow spots or circles" and the explanation I gave you is relevant due to the fact that, it is produced by the same micro-mirrors. Get a Tech, to take a look if you want to get a more educated opinion from some one who's physically able to see the tv, After ...
by darkart77
Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: TV MAKES LOAD HORN NOISE AND GOES PUPRLE
Replies: 8
Views: 3165

Re: TV MAKES LOAD HORN NOISE AND GOES PUPRLE

Personally I think that the DMD, board is gonna take care of it. However, I do advise to have a tech look at it to make sure. This is not a simple task "it can be done with out experience" but... You taking a chance.
by darkart77
Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: wd-52531 powers on and off
Replies: 1
Views: 1174

Re: wd-52531 powers on and off

It appears that you have a bad lamp. All you need to do is get a replacement and you should be right back in business.
I found that the guys a discount-merchant.com have free trouble shooting so... you can call them. They have really good prices and shipping is not bad at all.
by darkart77
Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: DLP Won't turn "on" after being on & then shut off
Replies: 1
Views: 1066

Re: DLP Won't turn "on" after being on & then shut off

The buzzing sound that you're hearing can be one of 2 things, ballast board (If the buzzing is more ELECTRICAL) or the color wheel (mechanical noise, winding) The second one being the one I think you're having problems with. Color wheel.
by darkart77
Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: tv truns on looks great for 5 mins then shuts off
Replies: 1
Views: 1401

Re: tv truns on looks great for 5 mins then shuts off

You know, for the most part the parts for these tvs are plug and play, meaning that most of them can easily be replaced. Do check on your local repair shops to get the lowest estimate and get a guy out there to check the tv . I personally think that the DMD, board is the culprit for the symptoms you...
by darkart77
Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung DLP 3 Blinking Lights (HLS5086WX/XAA)
Replies: 1
Views: 3461

Re: Samsung DLP 3 Blinking Lights (HLS5086WX/XAA)

well... it all depends on the tv brand, ex: samsung, panasonic, mitsubishi. They have a bad rep for defective ballast boards. and the thing is more than anything the fact that they tend to overheat and that's a design fault. Not enough ventilation. if this is only your 1st lamp replacement, changing...
by darkart77
Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HLS4266W Horizontal lines
Replies: 9
Views: 3900

Re: HLS4266W Horizontal lines

hmmm :cry: very strange. Yes, the DVD uses a different signal like you put it. Tell me has anything in the environment changed? like a micro wave, bug antennas, anything out of the ordinary that may be affecting the reception on your set.
WHEN DID THIS START OCCURRING?
by darkart77
Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: TV MAKES LOAD HORN NOISE AND GOES PUPRLE
Replies: 8
Views: 3165

Re: TV MAKES LOAD HORN NOISE AND GOES PUPRLE

To be honest, it probably is the DMD board, the symptoms are showing failure that can be produced by the DMD board chips not working properly. But if you feel that the guy did not give you good enough service. second opinion may be the thing to do. Keep in mind that you will be spending about half t...
by darkart77
Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Dark Screen Shadow Spots
Replies: 34
Views: 20732

Re: Dark Screen Shadow Spots

It is my understanding through """experience""" on these tv's. however It looks like you may know more than I.,
Best of luck.
p.s
Really?
guessing vs experience. you probably right :geek:
by darkart77
Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung HL-R4266W Display problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1131

Re: Samsung HL-R4266W Display problem

As you know there are other consumable parts in your Tv, lamp, ballast, color wheel. The color wheel being pretty much the only mechanical part in your tv. It is the only part that makes that noise.
by darkart77
Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Dark Screen Shadow Spots
Replies: 34
Views: 20732

Re: Dark Screen Shadow Spots

well... the dead pixels I was telling you about "micro mirrors" they rotate depending on the picture, reflecting light or moving the opposite way to create a certain projection of the light. So if they stopped moving when you had a light image, once dark images come on they aren't able to ...
by darkart77
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Humming Noise on HLP6163WX - Dying Fan?
Replies: 15
Views: 6135

Re: Humming Noise on HLP6163WX - Dying Fan?

If you can hear it slowing down, winding down it most likely be the color wheel. if it were the ballast once the power is off there will be no winding down.
by darkart77
Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Help Please
Replies: 6
Views: 2724

Re: Help Please

Yes the back panel; along with any other panels will have to be closed all the way in. Other wise the tv, will not turn on. Safety mechanism.
by darkart77
Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Dark Screen Shadow Spots
Replies: 34
Views: 20732

Re: Dark Screen Shadow Spots

the dark spots are normally cause by what you'd call dead pixels, this happens when the DMD board has a faulty chip.
by darkart77
Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Humming Noise on HLP6163WX - Dying Fan?
Replies: 15
Views: 6135

Re: Humming Noise on HLP6163WX - Dying Fan?

the best way to tell I think is thinking of the noise you hear and well, If it seems to be a mechanical noise like a CD spinning real fast high pitch noise and creetchy sound. I'd say is the color wheel.
But remember that your color is fine and the ballast usually goes out before the color wheel.
by darkart77
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: No Picture
Replies: 10
Views: 4069

Re: No Picture

yes. DLP. Im sticking with the first advice on this one michaiel. No reason to suspect anything else. The guys at discount-merchant.com have free trouble shooting. 1-800-281-8860.
by darkart77
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: No Picture
Replies: 10
Views: 4069

Re: No Picture

I checked and it seems that it is a 56" dlp right?
I checked the model you posted.
by darkart77
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: No Picture
Replies: 10
Views: 4069

Re: No Picture

Most of the time this is the initial signs of lamp failure. Check your lamp, Lamps need to be replaced after a while. Depending on the brand of the lamp they can go anywhere between 1 yr to 4 yrs.
by darkart77
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: TV MAKES LOAD HORN NOISE AND GOES PUPRLE
Replies: 8
Views: 3165

Re: TV MAKES LOAD HORN NOISE AND GOES PUPRLE

A good place to find these parts is discount-merchant.com there are other on line stores available like partstore.com. But the first web-site has free trouble shooting.
The part can be aprox: $90.00 to $120.00.
by darkart77
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: changing fan #2on a hls4676sx/xaa
Replies: 1
Views: 976

Re: changing fan #2on a hls4676sx/xaa

I looked for some guides but I wasn't lucky. To be honest it is very easy to replace both fans. (plug and play)
by darkart77
Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: TV MAKES LOAD HORN NOISE AND GOES PUPRLE
Replies: 8
Views: 3165

Re: TV MAKES LOAD HORN NOISE AND GOES PUPRLE

Going by the symptoms the tv is showing, the color wheel might be the problem here.
by darkart77
Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Help Please
Replies: 6
Views: 2724

Re: Help Please

Make sure that the lamp is placed correctly in the tv along with the housing, there are a couple of positioning sensors, so...push the housing a bit further and the panel that you open has to be closed all the way in before turning tv back on.
by darkart77
Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Toshiba DLP Discussion
Topic: Cooling fan or Color Wheel.
Replies: 4
Views: 2810

Re: Cooling fan or Color Wheel.

Definitely easy if you the color wheel with the enclosure for around $99.00, from discount-merchant.com.
prices differ through web-sites.
by darkart77
Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: DLP, LCD Projection, and other RPTV
Topic: Samsung Projection TV - Brightness
Replies: 5
Views: 3834

Re: Samsung Projection TV - Brightness

The cleaning methods you posted might help, make sure it is all dry before turning tv on.
I wouldn't rely on it though.
And yes! just take out the screw and start working on it :)

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