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by Eddie
Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: hlr6167 shuts off
Replies: 2
Views: 1515

Re: hlr6167 shuts off

Did any of this work for you, Sam?
by Eddie
Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Need to replace my color wheel on my 50" HLR5064WX
Replies: 2
Views: 2224

Re: Need to replace my color wheel on my 50" HLR5064WX

I'm pretty sure you can type it into Discount-Merchant.com and still come up with the right product.
by Eddie
Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: wd-62327 dlp bulb
Replies: 1
Views: 1321

Re: wd-62327 dlp bulb

You don't need to replace that. If you buy a new one from DM though it'll come with that paper, but it's supposed to protect in-case of explosions or something... I think its more of a liability than anything!
by Eddie
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: All About Lamps
Topic: Technicians Blame The Lamp
Replies: 4
Views: 11372

Re: Technicians Blame The Lamp

Awesome
by Eddie
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: DLP, LCD Projection, and other RPTV
Topic: NEW Bulb- still not working
Replies: 14
Views: 15274

Re: NEW Bulb- still not working

Oh no! Call David at DM, he's a good rep there and he should be able to handle it. Tell him Eddie from Fixyourdlp.com sent you. There might be a problem with the lamp, but he can trouble shoot better over the phone than I can. If you still have your old lamp, I'd advise trying that one to see if it ...
by Eddie
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: DLP Service Menu changed, now TV resets constantly
Replies: 1
Views: 1460

Re: DLP Service Menu changed, now TV resets constantly

This is common and it's most likely the color wheel.
by Eddie
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HL-T6187S pulsing/tinting pic
Replies: 2
Views: 1557

Re: HL-T6187S pulsing/tinting pic

I'm not too familiar with DLP sets using LED lamps. The thing you have to be aware of is probably the color wheel if it's giving you a reddish tint. If it's like the traditional DLPs, the LED is just a light source for the DLP chip. Then the colors are provided by some sort of color wheel I think. T...
by Eddie
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: RCA Discussion
Topic: Need some help with 5 blinking lights
Replies: 40
Views: 24340

Re: Need some help with 5 blinking lights

depends.. it's got something to do with either the lamp, ballast, or power supply. That's my guess. If you haven't replaced the lamp, you might want to try that first.. if you've already replaced the lamp, check the power supply to make sure none of the capacitors are blown out.
by Eddie
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: when it rains it pours!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1877

Re: when it rains it pours!!

Lamp?
by Eddie
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: grey dots
Replies: 14
Views: 7675

Re: grey dots

Think you can post a picture of it? It's possible the DMD chip gets dust on it. It's definitely not from the lamp. What do the dots look like? big? small? blurry? sharp?
by Eddie
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Tv turns off by itself....2" Black shadow on right
Replies: 4
Views: 1922

Re: Tv turns off by itself....2" Black shadow on right

Yikes, sounds like it might be a light tunnel!
by Eddie
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Sony LCD Projection Discussion
Topic: housing spring?
Replies: 1
Views: 1952

Re: housing spring?

The spring helps to hold the assembly in place. Did you figure it out?
by Eddie
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: DLP, LCD Projection, and other RPTV
Topic: Samsung HL-S4266W Lamp replaced, TV not working
Replies: 3
Views: 4361

Re: Samsung HL-S4266W Lamp replaced, TV not working

That's not enough information... The lamp is always the best place to start. Make sure the lamp is a Philips lamp first of all. Was there discoloration when it died? What kind of noises does the set make? Did you close up the back cover? There are a lot of things you've got to check -- that being sa...
by Eddie
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Loud whirring sound
Replies: 1
Views: 1412

Re: Loud whirring sound

The color wheel could be going bad... it hasn't happened yet, but that's what a bad ball bearing sounds like inside a color wheel. You'll start to notice color anomalies eventually and then the TV will stop turning on.
by Eddie
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: RCA Discussion
Topic: sound and picture for 30 sec.
Replies: 2
Views: 2326

Re: sound and picture for 30 sec.

Sounds like it might be the lamp. I'd buy the whole lamp unit from DM. They have a warranty on their stuff, so if it goes out in the first 6 months, you get get a replacement if the lamp is defective.
by Eddie
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Trying but Dying
Replies: 1
Views: 1190

Re: Trying but Dying

That just sounds like a bad bulb. I'd get a new one to check it out. If you've had it for a few years, then it's definitely time for a new one. Otherwise, it could be a ballast issue or something keeping the lamp from igniting. From you post though, it sounds like the lamp.
by Eddie
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: White Vertical Lines
Replies: 1
Views: 1063

Re: White Vertical Lines

DMD chip or light engine, I'm afraid... the bottom half the screen is black too? might be light tunnel.
by Eddie
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: RCA Discussion
Topic: HDLP61W151 61 in Takes sometimes hours to turn on
Replies: 1
Views: 1992

Re: HDLP61W151 61 in Takes sometimes hours to turn on

Osram bulbs are bogus. It might also be the ballast or power supply.
by Eddie
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Hitachi LCD Projection Discussions
Topic: Blue spot in the picture
Replies: 1
Views: 2416

Re: Blue spot in the picture

No way, that's a light engine.
by Eddie
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: hlp6063w - no response from remote
Replies: 1
Views: 1188

Re: hlp6063w - no response from remote

That's a strange problem.
by Eddie
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: digital board hlr4667w hlr5067w hlr5667w hlr6167
Replies: 4
Views: 2623

Re: digital board hlr4667w hlr5067w hlr5667w hlr6167

Or you can just buy a refurb board from DM. Shouldn't cost that much!
by Eddie
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: Sony LCD Projection Discussion
Topic: KDF-42WE655 LAMP/BULB TESTABLE?
Replies: 1
Views: 2094

Re: KDF-42WE655 LAMP/BULB TESTABLE?

You'll never get continuity on lamps like this. They don't have anything solid connecting the terminals, it's all gas. Gas ignites with voltage and lights up.
by Eddie
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Projectors
Topic: replace philips LC4242 150W uhp with a 200W lamp
Replies: 2
Views: 5195

Re: replace philips LC4242 150W uhp with a 200W lamp

It really depends on the type of projector you have. The 150W is obviously a lot lower than the 200W. If you also replace the lamp driver, you're definitely going to have a compatible lamp and ballast, but was the projector made for use with 50W higher equipment? It might burn or melt something.
by Eddie
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Sony LCD Projection Discussion
Topic: warnung indicators
Replies: 2
Views: 2018

Re: warnung indicators

how old is the TV?
by Eddie
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: RCA Discussion
Topic: light engine
Replies: 1
Views: 1997

Re: light engine

Who said you needed a new light engine? I'd check dealers and service centers. DM may have engines? They have like a billion parts in stock?
by Eddie
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Toshiba DLP Discussion
Topic: factory defect bulb or ballast failure
Replies: 7
Views: 5552

Re: factory defect bulb or ballast failure

Yes, it is normal for the connection to be open because all lamps fail continuity tests. Unlike household lamps, these lamps use gas to generate light instead of a filament. The only way to test a lamp is to arc it with the ignition voltage necessary to light it up. And the only real quick and simpl...
by Eddie
Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: TV turns off/on when changing volume or channel
Replies: 1
Views: 980

Re: TV turns off/on when changing volume or channel

at first thought it could be a stuck button somewhere. .. either on the remote or on the button set on your television. could be the IR code too on your remote i guess. you can get a brand new remote from DM to see if that fixes the problem. if not, check the buttons on your tv to see if it's stuck ...
by Eddie
Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: DLP, LCD Projection, and other RPTV
Topic: hissing power supply m50wh72s (rca dlp)
Replies: 2
Views: 1994

Re: hissing power supply m50wh72s (rca dlp)

the hissing could be another form of magnetostriction from the power supply... can you get a recording of it or try to isolate where it's coming from?
by Eddie
Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Need a dead board, either a sub detect or analog
Replies: 2
Views: 1414

Re: Need a dead board, either a sub detect or analog

Hey, check with DM. They might have some dead boards for you. I'm sure all you'd have to pay for is shipping.
by Eddie
Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: samsung 67" dlp will not turn on...any help please
Replies: 2
Views: 1817

Re: samsung 67" dlp will not turn on...any help please

do you have an LED lamp in it, is that what you mean?

are there any other symptoms? a storm or lighting storm perhaps that could have caused a short somewhere? LED lamps don't just go out!
by Eddie
Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: DLP, LCD Projection, and other RPTV
Topic: Tuner Reception
Replies: 2
Views: 1344

Re: Tuner Reception

depends on what kind of samsung tv.. you've posted in the dlp/lcd projection so i'll assume it's a dlp... it might be the video board. during the lighting strike, the board may have shorted somewhere. if you can find a replacement board, check Discount-merchant.com, you might be able to save your TV...
by Eddie
Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung HL-S5087W makes knocking sounds at start
Replies: 2
Views: 1222

Re: Samsung HL-S5087W makes knocking sounds at start

bright to dim can be a few things.. there's a board that controls the brightness/contrast.. that could be bad.. or there's a power supply problem.... or you still have a ballast problem, which helps to regulate voltage to the lamp. let us know what you come up with!
by Eddie
Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: LG/Zenith Discussion
Topic: LG 52SX4D-UB
Replies: 1
Views: 3221

Re: LG 52SX4D-UB

that indicator works for the whole lamp/ballast system, so maybe there's a problem with the ballast. perhaps take it into the repair facility to ask them to see if the ballast is arcing. the ballast needs to shot high voltage into that lamp so if it can't do that, the lamp won't like up. if the prob...
by Eddie
Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Greeting
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself!
Replies: 43
Views: 37521

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself!

Nice to have everyone on board here (pun intended).
by Eddie
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: DMD board did not fix my problem
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

Re: DMD board did not fix my problem

It clearly looks to me like something to do with the DMD board, but since that may not be the case, the most highly unlikely seems to be the video board. I've never seen it act like that, not have I see it look like that with cables either...
by Eddie
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: DMD board did not fix my problem
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

Re: DMD board did not fix my problem

This might be a silly question, but did you check your cables?
by Eddie
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: RCA Discussion
Topic: HD50LPW62AYX2
Replies: 19
Views: 7240

Re: HD50LPW62AYX2

Redman, I've heard of Soundandvision, but they are UK. You'll pay wayyyy more than you would in the US.
by Eddie
Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: DLP LED shutting down
Replies: 1
Views: 1172

Re: DLP LED shutting down

A description of how bad the TV picture is will help.. Lines? Distortion? Pixelation? Those things are extremely helpful in determining if it's a DMD or color wheel issue. You should also take out the lamp as that may be the culprit. Lamps can last 2-3 years easy, but it's not unheard of for them to...
by Eddie
Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: RCA Discussion
Topic: m50wh72s won't turn on FIXED!
Replies: 7
Views: 7260

Re: m50wh72s won't turn on FIXED!

Glad you got it figured out. Those RCAs are notorious for bad power supplies!
by Eddie
Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Sony LCD Projection Discussion
Topic: Purchasing new lamps
Replies: 1
Views: 2199

Re: Purchasing new lamps

i've seen a few retailers on ebay. one that seems pretty cheap is . don't know a whole lot about them though, you might want to check em out, or give them a ring.
by Eddie
Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: RCA Discussion
Topic: No picture or sound?
Replies: 1
Views: 2012

Re: No picture or sound?

5 blinking lights of DOOM!!! Well there are usually 3 or 4 different defects when these lights come on: 1/2: Ballast/Power supply 3: Color wheel 4: Lamp. Most likely it's a lamp, but since you've ruled that out, I would say it may be the color wheel. You should ask the tech how they came to the conc...
by Eddie
Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Need more troubleshooting tips
Replies: 1
Views: 962

Re: Need more troubleshooting tips

Hey there. Sorry to say that techs can't always check the ballast and lamp combination. Some say they check it, but you have to be aware of how they check them. You can't check the lamp without a ballast, and a ballast that simply arcs doesn't necessarily mean it's working. The ballast is a very sen...
by Eddie
Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Plasma Televisions
Topic: Black screen
Replies: 2
Views: 5550

Re: Black screen

Well, it sounds like there's no power going to the display portion of the TV. It could be one of the buffers or x/y sustains losing power as well. Have you taken it to a TV tech?
by Eddie
Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HLN617W Light Wheel Doesn't Spin.
Replies: 1
Views: 1180

Re: HLN617W Light Wheel Doesn't Spin.

It's hard to make that determination without the actual wheel working. I'd take the wheel out first then spin it. If it's not spinning correctly, or you hear winding sounds then your wheel is the culprit. Chances are, the wheel is what's bad, not the DMD board.
by Eddie
Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Panasonic Discussion
Topic: Reset lamp hours, where to find a ballast PT-44LCX
Replies: 1
Views: 2329

Re: Reset lamp hours, where to find a ballast PT-44LCX

Hey parts guy, Discount-Merchant.com usually has tons of parts, but for your Panasonic, I think you can Google "Ballast Repair Kit" and you'll come across a few things that will help you repair your ballast. Also, the split button can be found on some of the newer Panasonic remotes. I thin...
by Eddie
Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Projectors
Topic: asking about old DLP Compaq Projector
Replies: 1
Views: 3407

Re: asking about old DLP Compaq Projector

We don't have any wiring diagrams here, but you could try and post some photos of your damage, or lamp to see how we can help to restore it.
by Eddie
Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Plasma Televisions
Topic: vizio p50hdm flashing red pixels
Replies: 2
Views: 4646

Re: vizio p50hdm flashing red pixels

flashing pixels can be a product of a bad sustain board or buffers. Can you be more specific on your repair?
by Eddie
Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: How to Test the DMD Board and/or Power Supply?
Replies: 1
Views: 1586

Re: How to Test the DMD Board and/or Power Supply?

Where did you buy the parts? Samsung Authorized Reseller means nothing to this forum. We go with OEM parts from Authorized OEM providers.. a whistling noise might be a color wheel
by Eddie
Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung HL-R4677W INLAY-TERMINAL?
Replies: 1
Views: 1318

Re: Samsung HL-R4677W INLAY-TERMINAL?

The main things that cause the lamp to stop working is:

[list=]the lamp itself.
the ballast
the optical engine, or light engine--whatever you want to call it.[/list]

Basically if one of those components is bad, it'll tell the entire TV to stop working.

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