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by Eddie
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: Fixing The Light Engine On The WD 73732
Replies: 31
Views: 21086

Re: Fixing The Light Engine On The WD 73732

So you're saying the color wheel sensor was over heating, causing the wheel to spin erratically?
by Eddie
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HLR5667W lamp bulb exploded
Replies: 3
Views: 1356

Re: HLR5667W lamp bulb exploded

Hey Joe, how did it explode and where did you get your replacement lamp? Is it a Philips?
by Eddie
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: Projectors
Topic: HP XP7030 Color wheel
Replies: 1
Views: 3168

Re: HP XP7030 Color wheel

As far as I know, you can source the part from a manufacturer or parts distributor like parts store.
--or--
You can try buying a used HP XP7030 unit. That might even be cheaper than buying new color wheel!
by Eddie
Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Once TV has been turned off it won't come back on
Replies: 1
Views: 738

Re: Once TV has been turned off it won't come back on

That's bazaar! Any other symptoms besides just not turning on? Noises? Picture problems before/after? Usually there are more symptoms than just turning on and then off. Or you have a saboteur at home!
by Eddie
Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Old and New bulbs dimmer.
Replies: 7
Views: 1742

Re: Old and New bulbs dimmer.

Well, ballasts aren't that expensive in terms of DLP repair. You could always try to find parts online. Check DM first. If you're low on cash and don't want to invest just yet, keep reading forums on the web or here on our site. I'm almost certain it's the ballast, but I'm not there to check it out....
by Eddie
Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Old and New bulbs dimmer.
Replies: 7
Views: 1742

Re: Old and New bulbs dimmer.

Kent, the lamp has nothing to do with the coloration, only the intensity of the picture. A coloration problem may be something else all together. If you're saying it's dark AND blue, you might have a combination of problems. The firs thing to really check out is that ballast though. There are a numb...
by Eddie
Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Humming sound, Weird Colors, Color Wheel?
Replies: 19
Views: 11309

Re: Need help diagnosing Samsung HLS 4266WX/Xaa

Possibly a color wheel. Not sure though. Obviously you're a tech, so I suggest double checking that color wheel to see if it's the cause. Try and listen for noises during operation, but you said the colors are varying while shutting down. I don't think that's common and definitely indicative of the ...
by Eddie
Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Humming sound, Weird Colors, Color Wheel?
Replies: 19
Views: 11309

Re: HELP! HELP! HELP!

.... Just wondering if this HUMMING AND WHIRLEE-SOUND has anything to do with the cooling fan??? I have been reading info on the Samsung website that advises the sound could be due to this problem. Again.... HELP! HELP! HELP! You're sure it's not the color wheel? Where did you purchase the color wh...
by Eddie
Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung DLP HLN567WX/XAA Picture Distortions
Replies: 16
Views: 6644

Re: tired advice - now what

That is strange. I'll do a little more research on it.
by Eddie
Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Humming sound, Weird Colors, Color Wheel?
Replies: 19
Views: 11309

Re: Replaced lamp, now color isn't right HL-S5686W

I am moving this post.
by Eddie
Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: DLP, LCD Projection, and other RPTV
Topic: Magnavox 50ML6200D - Lamp and repair code question
Replies: 5
Views: 9153

Re: Magnavox 50ML6200D - Lamp and repair code question

Mike, the clear thing to remember about DLP lighting technology is that they are gas lamps. They aren't your typical house light bulbs (and even those are being phased out these days). If the lamp is having trouble turning on, there are a few things that can be wrong: The first is obviously the lamp...
by Eddie
Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Humming sound, Weird Colors, Color Wheel?
Replies: 19
Views: 11309

Re: Samsung DLP 4663W Color Wheel - No Sound, & No Pic

I hope he gave you a refund! You don't take your TV to get a new color wheel and have it coming out broken! That shouldn't happen! Tell me the name of that company so I never refer any work to that fellow! No sound no picture can be a number of things, especially when all three lights are blinking.....
by Eddie
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung DLP HLN567WX/XAA Picture Distortions
Replies: 16
Views: 6644

Re: tired advice - now what

Do you have any other pictures? I am not convinced it's your digital board or DMD board. It could just be the color wheel. If you're getting funky colors, than that's a clear indication that the color wheel is failing. It doesn't have to make a whirring or loud whine to be indicative of failing. Som...
by Eddie
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung DLP HLN567WX/XAA Picture Distortions
Replies: 16
Views: 6644

Re: tired advice - now what

Please try to keep your posts in the same discussion otherwise it gets messy. I'm going to move this to your other posts!
by Eddie
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: 50" Samsung DLP picture "sags"
Replies: 3
Views: 1997

Re: 50" Samsung DLP picture "sags"

Jeff, Has your television been moved around recently? Have you had any service done to it? This isn't an common occurrence, but it sounds like your back reflector is out of alignment, or perhaps falling a bit. Unfortunately I don't have any photos to show you, but taking apart the back of your telev...
by Eddie
Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: Sharp Discussion
Topic: My Sharp 65DR650 wont stay on
Replies: 2
Views: 1484

Re: My Sharp 65DR650 wont stay on

Harry, do you have a Sharp AND an RCA?
by Eddie
Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: RCA Discussion
Topic: Need a color wheel for model HD50LPW42
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

Re: Need a color wheel for model HD50LPW42

What is the exact model for that color wheel part? Where did you buy it? Sometimes people sell a placement part instead of the OEM part. That has its failings too with compatibility. I generally steer people away from non-OEM, or no-name brand manufacturers. Got a picture of what your TV is doing?
by Eddie
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Old and New bulbs dimmer.
Replies: 7
Views: 1742

Re: Old and New bulbs dimmer.

The ballast's main job is to supply enough power to the lamp for ignition and to keep the thing on. A weak ballast will often times not ignite the lamp at all, or simply not maintain enough wattage to the lamp causing it to appear dimmer than normal. The lamp, in turn, sucks up as much power as the ...
by Eddie
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HLN507wx Screen went all green, now won't come on
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

Re: HLN507wx Screen went all green, now won't come on

A novice can certainly work on the television alone, but it will take some time, and learning on your part. I'm curious as to why it doesn't even turn on anymore though. I wonder if you have a power supply board failure. It's possible that the power surge from a few years ago was the source of your ...
by Eddie
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: New Lamp Doesn't Turn On? Try This!
Replies: 75
Views: 81781

Re: New Lamp Doesn't Turn On? Try This!

Sometimes that happens though when you purchase from a non-authorized company or purchase a non-OEM part. You've always got to check out the company you're dealing with and you're probably the first person to say dlp lamps express is decent. I personally don't trust any company that I can't call, or...
by Eddie
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Sony LCD Projection Discussion
Topic: Sony XBR Series Green Blob on the Screen!
Replies: 1
Views: 3323

Re: Sony XBR Series Green Blob on the Screen!

I saw this post and thought, "Oh, no, another green blob on a Sony."
by Eddie
Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung DLP HLN567WX/XAA Picture Distortions
Replies: 16
Views: 6644

Re: picture of problem

Is that picture of the screen a picture of a TV program or commercial? Or is the screen showing up like that before it goes to black?! First instinct is DMD board. Doesn't seem like it would be an easy fix. Any other information like: What was happening before this started happening? Did you replace...
by Eddie
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Bulb Replacement? Or something more?
Replies: 5
Views: 2068

Re: Bulb Replacement? Or something more?

Wow, I'm not really sure, but it could possibly be a DMD board issue. This is definitely NOT a bulb issue. You may need a new one later, but I'd focus on what's causing the problem of the lines... and that's most likely a DMD board or DMD chip. Consequently, what's the model of your television? I ca...
by Eddie
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung HLP HL-P4463W Color Wheels CN810 Jumper
Replies: 1
Views: 2006

Re: Samsung HLP HL-P4463W Color Wheels CN810 Jumper

Clarification from Yaya0525: Glad to be able to share the experience and possibly help anyone who might just be as 'challenged' as I. Thanks again! For the record, the 1st replacement wheel had a bad wheel, it wobbled and screeched terribly when running and the 2nd replacement ran smoothly and fine ...
by Eddie
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Lamp, ballast,color wheel
Replies: 12
Views: 3815

Re: Lamp, ballast,color wheel

Where did you get that service manual!? Do you think I can get a copy of it?
by Eddie
Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung HLP HL-P4463W Color Wheels CN810 Jumper
Replies: 1
Views: 2006

Samsung HLP HL-P4463W Color Wheels CN810 Jumper

This is a post about a consumer who contacted me through the board. They had purchased a new color wheel and was still having color issues. I had told him to check a number of things, but I had forgotten one important thing: CN810. ------Yaya0525------ Ok Eddie, I just replaced the color wheel and n...
by Eddie
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Humming sound, Weird Colors, Color Wheel?
Replies: 19
Views: 11309

Re: HELP! HELP! HELP!

hey 54321, replacing a color wheel isn't really hard, it's just a lengthy process. I don't know of any service manuals out there, but you can search our blog here at fixyourdlp.com and see how we've replaced some color wheels... it'll give you a pretty good idea on how to do it!
by Eddie
Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Satellite and Cable Boxes
Topic: Samsung DLP Signal Input Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 25420

Re: Samsung DLP Signal Input Problem

Did you try that HD satellite box? I'm still a little puzzled as to why there's no video if you've got everything plugged in okay. I'd think it would be the set top box if you get some sort of picture and read out from the box at all. My other suspicion is that it could be the video board... very sl...
by Eddie
Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: please help with my samsung
Replies: 7
Views: 1875

Re: please help with my samsung

How do you know it's burnt or blown? Do you have a photo to show us? Can you describe it more in detail, please? thanks guys but i can not invest another $1.00 on this dlp. and my HLS4676sx is dead also. I found a blown/burnt capacitor(i think thats what it is) on the upper left corner of the DMD bo...
by Eddie
Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HLP5663WX/XAA - Fan or Color Wheel Noise?
Replies: 7
Views: 3372

Re: My samsung 67inch dlp lost its color.

This is in the wrong place. It should be in the RPTV section. I'm going to merge it with the color wheel posts.
by Eddie
Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: RCA Discussion
Topic: Need some help with 5 blinking lights
Replies: 40
Views: 18576

Re: Scenium HD61LPW167 Flashing Lights, No Picture

The RCA lights of doom, as they were, could be a number or problems. I would have suggested a Philips lamp in that television, but definitely pull the lamp out and inspect it visually before purchasing a new lamp. Some very common problems with RCAs is the power supply going bad on you. The capacito...
by Eddie
Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: LCD Televisions
Topic: DYNEX LCD37 HALF PICTURE (LEFT SIDE)
Replies: 5
Views: 5165

Re: DYNEX LCD37 HALF PICTURE (LEFT SIDE)

Hi Jose, Is there anyway you can take a photo of the TV? Is it exactly half of the picture? Is the picture only being lit up on the left side and not on the right or are you not getting picture period? These things will help narrow down the possibilities. Also, what's the exact model number of the u...
by Eddie
Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: Wd52525 Lamp Replaced and Lamp Won't Power
Replies: 3
Views: 1566

Re: Wd52525 Lamp Replaced and Lamp Won't Power

Hello Labrocca, This issue has been covered before. Please check this post out to see if it helps you: http://www.fixyourdlp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=846 Unfortunately, I honestly can't solve your problem without a little more information. Did you take the lamp out? How does it look? Any s...
by Eddie
Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: Mitsubishi DLP WD-57733 57"
Replies: 27
Views: 14292

Re: Mitsubishi DLP WD-57733 57"

Hey Paul, The light tunnel is a little optical rectangular tube that runs from the wheel to the optical mirrors that lead to the DMD chip. The tube itself has mirrors inside glued on to each of the sides. When a light tunnel "collapses" the glue has worn out and the mirrors are slowly fall...
by Eddie
Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung Dead Lamp, Black Screen, or Intermittent
Replies: 36
Views: 38087

Re: replace lamp or take it to a repair shop?

Dave, you're right. There's no definitive answer if you can't diagnose the problem yourself, but the lamp is usually the first thing to go out and the first thing people tend to replace. So do you take it to a repair shop or replace the lamp. Let's weigh the options and ask yourself a few questions ...
by Eddie
Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung Dead Lamp, Black Screen, or Intermittent
Replies: 36
Views: 38087

Re: Samsung DLP 61" screen goes black but lamp is on

Sounds like you got a bad unit from the get go. The problem was probably the light engine all along, and using a service center to replace parts is like taking your chances at the junk yard. Unless they're using new, OEM parts, I don't see how you could have ended up in this mess. Not saying all tec...
by Eddie
Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: Mitsubishi DLP WD-57733 57"
Replies: 27
Views: 14292

Re: Mitsubishi DLP WD-57733 57"

Just a tip:

The tech usually charges $50-100 to come out, but will put that money toward the repair (most techs do this). Just to be straight though, if the problem is going to cost more than $400 including parts/labor, be wary of the costs! They might try to squeeze you for more.
by Eddie
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: please help with my samsung
Replies: 7
Views: 1875

Re: please help with my samsung

I disagree.

The issue could possibly be a faulty sensor that's tell the TV it's over heating. Start by cleaning out the filters with compressed air and see if that helps a bit. If the lamp is coming on, it could be a number of things beside the DMD board.
by Eddie
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Toshiba DLP Discussion
Topic: Probs with my 62HMX94... lamp??
Replies: 1
Views: 1233

Re: Probs with my 62HMX94... lamp??

Gremlins.... jk! Theres no real way to test the ballast unless you have a high voltage multimeter. You see the ballast does 2 things... 1. It ignites the lamp 2. It maintains power levels and feeds it to the lamp. The lamp then consumes as much as it needs. The trouble is that the Toshibas use direc...
by Eddie
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: Mitsubishi DLP WD-57733 57"
Replies: 27
Views: 14292

Re: Mitsubishi DLP WD-57733 57"

There's no liquid in the TV, that's the problem. I'd start by checking the lamp like ovadoggvo says. That's a possibility too. Otherwise, I think it looks like it's seated wrong--but only a good repair tech will be able to tell you what's actually wrong with it!
by Eddie
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Sony PlayStation 3
Topic: all ps3 owners
Replies: 5
Views: 2213

Re: all ps3 owners

Ever play Fat Princess? That's currently my favorite game!
by Eddie
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: RCA Discussion
Topic: RCA50"DLP, grey areas
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Re: RCA50"DLP, grey areas

Sounds like it may be a light tunnel, but I don't have as much experience with RCAs... Jack just emailed me: I just took the back off of my set. After removing the color wheel , I can clearly see the mirrors in the light tunnel have collapsed. If you have some pictures, that would be awesome to see ...
by Eddie
Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: RCA Discussion
Topic: RCA50"DLP, grey areas
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Re: RCA50"DLP, grey areas

I'm moving this post to the correct spot.
by Eddie
Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Panasonic Discussion
Topic: error message filter cleaning
Replies: 3
Views: 1809

Re: error message filter cleaning

Not for Panasonic as far as I know, but maybe. The Toshibas had law suits, so did the Sonys. It may just be a bad temp sensor... for all your troubles, if it eventually comes on, I wouldn't sink too much money into fixing it. You might be able to find someone to part with their old TV or even find t...
by Eddie
Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Projectors
Topic: Power board bad ?
Replies: 1
Views: 2587

Re: Power board bad ?

You'll need to check the capacitors as they are usually the first to blow if something goes bad. Check to see if they bulge on the top. If there are caps, remove them to check.
by Eddie
Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Panasonic Discussion
Topic: error message filter cleaning
Replies: 3
Views: 1809

Re: error message filter cleaning

If you took it apart, you can put it back together. I don't think there's a reset code, but possible the code that came up wasn't the problem in the first place.
by Eddie
Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HL-S5679W no Picture
Replies: 1
Views: 912

Re: HL-S5679W no Picture

This TV uses three LEDs and I don't know if there's a way to replace them. I believe they are surface mounted. The only way to replace them is to replace the entire engine. But let's look at the problem again. Make sure it's the LEDs that is causing the problem. It could very well be the power suppl...
by Eddie
Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: DVD players
Topic: Panasonic DVD Player
Replies: 7
Views: 41774

Panasonic DVD Player

I have a 5 disc Panasonic DVD player that up-converts to 1080p. It's a pretty sweet device and the upconversion was pretty good before the new generations came out. After I moved a few months ago I started having some issues with the unit. I found it on the bargain rack at Best Buy for $90 bucks com...
by Eddie
Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Satellite and Cable Boxes
Topic: Samsung DLP Signal Input Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 25420

Re: Samsung DLP Signal Input Problem

I've moved this to the cable boxes forum for the time being. If we find that it's the television, I'll move it back!
by Eddie
Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Satellite and Cable Boxes
Topic: samsung won't get cable
Replies: 3
Views: 5970

Re: samsung won't get cable

I've moved this to the cable boxes forum for the time being. If we find that it's the television, I'll move it back!

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