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by Eddie
Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: LCD Televisions
Topic: LCD HDMI Connection
Replies: 1
Views: 2818

Re: LCD HDMI Connection

That's not really a question for this forum, but it's possible you have a video only hdmi cable, or you're not plugging it in the correct way. I've read there are some 1-way HDMI cables. I'd take the cable back for another one. You should also not have any other audio cable plugged in that will &quo...
by Eddie
Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Internal Board-to-Board Cabling/Connectors
Replies: 1
Views: 1191

Re: Internal Board-to-Board Cabling/Connectors

If you have enough of the wire, I'd tie em and heat shrink em. If they are too small, just a small solder might work, then tape electrical tape around it..
by Eddie
Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HL61A650 - Up arrow button stuck?
Replies: 1
Views: 1338

Re: HL61A650 - Up arrow button stuck?

Could be a bad button set on your unit itself. Did you try to also press the down button on the TV? That should cancel out the up button being stuck. If it doesn't, I'd try to replace your main board. DM has a bunch of parts for that kind of thing.
by Eddie
Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Plasma Televisions
Topic: erqerteyhrt546
Replies: 1
Views: 3135

Re: erqerteyhrt546

Are you 100% sure the capacitors on the power supply are functioning?
by Eddie
Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Green ghost screen frozen on main input HLR5067
Replies: 4
Views: 3302

Re: Green ghost screen frozen on main input HLR5067

A few things I can think of are a DMD board or a color wheel. The green lines may be caused by a bad DMD chip, which resides on the DMD board. A color wheel could also cause funky colors, but not a straight line like you're describing. Try to clean out the unit with a can of compressed air, then see...
by Eddie
Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: RCA Discussion
Topic: RCA M50WH92S (DLP) - Will not turn on
Replies: 16
Views: 8831

Re: RCA M50WH92S (DLP) - Will not turn on

It's not the resistor. If it's blinking 5 times consecutively, it might be a power supply issue. RCAs are notorious for that problem. Check the capacitors. I don't believe the resisters would be the culprit.
by Eddie
Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: All About Lamps
Topic: using a generic lamp in my dlp?
Replies: 11
Views: 12525

Re: using a generic lamp in my dlp?

I think what ruby means is don't think twice about not purchasing the correct product for your television. Most TVs use Philips lamps as the OEM, so you'd be a fool to buy the generic products.
by Eddie
Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: All About Lamps
Topic: lamp
Replies: 2
Views: 5508

Re: lamp

That's not true Jake.. a 120W lamp is 100/120W meaning that the 100W ballast will work fine. A 132W lamp will also work, but may appear dimmer since it needs a lot more energy.
by Eddie
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: Sharp Discussion
Topic: TV does not turn on
Replies: 1
Views: 2105

Re: TV does not turn on

Do you have an LCD or DLP? I'm confused!
by Eddie
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: Plasma Televisions
Topic: dark shadows
Replies: 1
Views: 6548

Re: dark shadows

a y-sustain or z-sustain board may be the culprit here. The best thing to do is also take out the x-sustain board and check to see if it looks damaged in any way and test it with a multimeter. Test for continuity first and see if there is anything burned on the board. If you want to go the cheap rou...
by Eddie
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:38 am
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HLR4266WX/XAA color wheel replaced, no picture
Replies: 8
Views: 5159

Re: HLR4266WX/XAA color wheel replaced, no picture

Wow, so much detail! I believe it might be your DMD board. Those things rarely go bad, but if you get picture freezes, that could be the root cause of all this mess!
by Eddie
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HLN567WX/XAA will not turn on
Replies: 2
Views: 1329

Re: HLN567WX/XAA will not turn on

Have you checked to make sure all of the cables are attached properly? Also there's that little blue switch that detects if the door is closed or not. Check to make sure that switch isn't broken and see if you can describe any sounds coming from the TV
by Eddie
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: Sony LCD Projection Discussion
Topic: Sony KDF-E42A10 power issue
Replies: 2
Views: 2222

Re: Sony KDF-E42A10 power issue

Think you can post a picture of what's going on?
by Eddie
Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Greeting
Topic: AVATARS!!
Replies: 3
Views: 6840

AVATARS!!

I just uploaded a ton of avatars. If you don't know what avatars are, please join the 21st century. Jk Avatars are your personal user icon. You can access them by going to User Control Panel (the black button at the top left) > Profile (the gray tab in the middle of the page) > Avatar (the link on t...
by Eddie
Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HL-P5085W bad analog inputs?
Replies: 5
Views: 4431

Re: HL-P5085W bad analog inputs?

You know, it might be the cable itself. I don't see how it could look washed out. Maybe if you could post a photo of it. You're saying the input may be bad, but did you try all the inputs? What was the source video? Their cable box? There might be an adjustment you need to make to their cable as wel...
by Eddie
Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Still turns off ????
Replies: 7
Views: 2601

Re: Still turns off ????

This is what the lamp indicator lights are doing... http://www.fixyourdlp.com/wizard/indicator-lights-samsung.html Usually those three blinking lights means something is wrong with the lamp unit--either it can't turn on, stay on, or ignite, and is caused by any wide number of things that are connect...
by Eddie
Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Toshiba DLP Discussion
Topic: Class action lawsuit against Toshiba for DLP TVs?
Replies: 4
Views: 4727

Re: Class action lawsuit against Toshiba for DLP TVs?

Most people can get free lamps if they fall in the criteria set in the class-action law suit.... however, most people will be waiting for a long time for their lamp. It's a free lamp though, and I think everyone should check it out... probably use the free one as a spare. Has anyone seen this... The...
by Eddie
Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: LCD Televisions
Topic: tv and external Hardrive
Replies: 2
Views: 3040

Re: tv and external Hardrive

Generally speaking, you'd need some sort of software to watch the encoded video, so no. The computer runs the software to decode the video and send the signal to your screen! DVD players, VHS players etc... they all decode the video in some way and display it on the screen via cables (HDMI, componen...
by Eddie
Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:19 am
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: samsung DLP 52"
Replies: 4
Views: 1974

Re: samsung DLP 52"

That's weird.. just the audio went out? Sounds like a cable issue to me, but who knows. Double check all the cables yet? The info I was referring to was TV model, how long you've had it... if you did ANYTHING that may have turned the audio off??? is the mute button stuck for instance? anything crazy...
by Eddie
Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung DLP keeps turning off
Replies: 15
Views: 15130

Re: Samsung DLP keeps turning off

I don't know about going to samsungparts.com. They don't actually sell OEM equipment, but they do charge OEM prices! If you're having trouble finding a part, I suggest giving them a call and seeing if they can help you out. As Ovadoggvo said in the previous post, you can order the item, but make sur...
by Eddie
Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: DLP, LCD Projection, and other RPTV
Topic: ARE COMPANIES PHASING OUT DLP TVS
Replies: 1
Views: 1523

Re: ARE COMPANIES PHASING OUT DLP TVS

Yes and No. DLP technology is awesome. The problem is that the R&D was never really done before they pushed it to market and now they have tons of TVs with tons of problems. Only a few manufacturers are dedicated to continue the DLP lines at the consumer level, but there are lots of factors invo...
by Eddie
Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: samsung 60" DLP 5674
Replies: 4
Views: 1842

Re: samsung 60" DLP 5674

You have to be sure to put in the right color wheel. Where did you order the wheel from and was it an OEM part? What do you mean by you can hear it trying to power up? What's the exact model of the television? The other night my tv started making a loud noise, so I took it apart and saw that the col...
by Eddie
Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HL-P5674W - Several years Old - Loud Humming noise
Replies: 2
Views: 1503

Re: HL-P5674W - Several years Old - Loud Humming noise

Sounds like a bad color wheel. I can't be sure since I'm not there, but buzzing coming from the center... combined with funny colors in the picture and the lamp not turning on usually means a color wheel. It just started tonight. I have sound and Picture, but the buzzing noise is so loud and can be ...
by Eddie
Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: samsung DLP 52"
Replies: 4
Views: 1974

Re: samsung DLP 52"

You gotta give us more info to go on... Samgator, your username sounds familiar, do I know you?!? t.v has been working GREAT, replaced bulb 0ne year ago w/3700hrs. last night, after watching a dvd via home theater surround sound, switched t.v. back to t.v mode....NO SOUND????? again, pic is FINE, bu...
by Eddie
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Panasonic Discussion
Topic: Red vertical lines from top to bottom
Replies: 9
Views: 8926

Re: Red vertical lines from top to bottom

Looks like a main board issue. I'm sure the techs can fill you in on this. If you have a DLP, then it's the DLP chip. If it's an LCD projection, it's most likely the video processor. Any other thoughts fellas? I have a 52 inch panasonic dlp model number PT-52LCX65. It's about 2 years old. Recently I...
by Eddie
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Need a new lamp?
Replies: 2
Views: 1497

Re: Need a new lamp?

by Eddie
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: All About Lamps
Topic: Technicians Blame The Lamp
Replies: 4
Views: 11235

Technicians Blame The Lamp

We get a lot of calls about this. Technicians who blame the lamp because 1. it's not OEM 2. it's not a mercury vapor lamp 3. it's not the right kind 4. it fails continuity tests with a multimeter FAIL. 1. Check to see if the company you've purchased from is an authorized dealer. If they use a compan...
by Eddie
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: All About Lamps
Topic: Do I need a new Lamp?
Replies: 3
Views: 6721

Re: Do I need a new Lamp?

by Eddie
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: All About Lamps
Topic: DLP Bulb replacements in Canada (Vancouver)?
Replies: 3
Views: 6431

Re: DLP Bulb replacements in Canada (Vancouver)?

Wow, you must be new! Locally it's not easy to find. Try doing a search to find out, and call around to different service centers. You can always purchase online from Discount-Merchant.com (look at the banner above). In addition to being our totally awesome sponsor, you can get the part fast, direct...
by Eddie
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Plasma Televisions
Topic: 6870QYC004C Where can I find this part?
Replies: 4
Views: 8426

Re: 6870QYC004C Where can I find this part?

Parts are usually back ordered because after a production run of the OEM to put inside TVs, there are few spare parts lying around for replacements or repairs. Manufacturers end up sourcing the parts elsewhere, thus servicers have to wait eons for a new part to arrive. The best thing to do is find a...
by Eddie
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: DLP, LCD Projection, and other RPTV
Topic: LED vs. DLP Technology Projection TVs
Replies: 1
Views: 1465

Re: LED vs. DLP Technology Projection TVs

I recommend UHP lamp technology. It's a tested technology and it's here to stay. If not in the home market application, it'll be around for the long term for business applications. I know Mitsubishi is testing LASERS and Samsung experimented with LEDS, but what's the best technology out there from R...
by Eddie
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: All About Lamps
Topic: using a generic lamp in my dlp?
Replies: 11
Views: 12525

Re: using a generic lamp in my dlp?

I don't ever recommend using generic brands. Say you buy a generic for 70 bucks. It lasts 6 months to a year--that is going to cost you another 70 bucks for another lamp. A Philips lamp will last you 2-3 years and you spend about $40 more. So it's about $110 for 2-3 years (or more) or $140 for 2 yea...
by Eddie
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: LCD Televisions
Topic: samsung psu problem?
Replies: 1
Views: 2375

Re: samsung psu problem?

Possibly, but you'd need to check all the ICs to make sure. It could also be a cooling problem. Check that the area is well ventilated, and that the power supply unit is getting the proper amount of power from your wall or surge protector. It could just be a bad surge protector? A number of things c...
by Eddie
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Panasonic Discussion
Topic: Can someone post the replacement guide TY-LA1000
Replies: 2
Views: 2829

Re: Can someone post the replacement guide TY-LA1000

YOU SHOULD NEVER CUT WIRES! I don't think anyone here would recommend cutting wires for one of those lamps! Here's our TY-LA1000 replacement guide: http://guides.fixyourdlp.com/panasonic/TY-LA1000.php You'll need a long neck Phillips screwdriver and about 10 minutes. You can buy the lamp from Discou...
by Eddie
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Toshiba DLP Discussion
Topic: DLP Lamp flicker and dimming normal before burnout
Replies: 1
Views: 1476

Re: DLP Lamp flicker and dimming normal before burnout

Flickers and dimming are normal for older lamps. One day it may just "pop" You might need a new lamp... it may also be a ballast issue, but the lamp is the cheapest and easiest thing to replace, I'd definitely go with that one first. Is this normal or is there something major wrong with my...
by Eddie
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: LCD Televisions
Topic: Buy an LCD, don't buy a plasma TV
Replies: 4
Views: 4169

Re: Buy an LCD, don't buy a plasma TV

Discount-Merchant.com has MANY Vizio parts for sale on its website. Usually those Visio have problems with their sustain boards--I believe the Y sustain in particular. DM has them for 159.99 I believe. I guess I'm just venting, but it seems like PLASMA TVs fail a lot more often than LCD TVs...and I ...
by Eddie
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: LCD Televisions
Topic: Looking for parts for a Sharp Aquos LC-37G4U
Replies: 2
Views: 3976

Re: Looking for parts for a Sharp Aquos LC-37G4U

I have a Sharp TV at home. Do you have pictures of it? Maybe I can help you figure out what you need to get?
by Eddie
Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung HLM507W ONLY works after unpluging it
Replies: 5
Views: 2329

Re: Samsung HLM507W ONLY works after unpluging it

I'd recommend you check the color wheel. That loud screeching is most likely a bad ball baring. If you do buy a lamp, make sure it's OEM! Parts can be found at our sponsor's website for pretty cheap. Scratch that, I just checked it again after writing the last post and now it's not turning on at all...
by Eddie
Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: RCA Discussion
Topic: I need a lamp housing and a power cord thingy...
Replies: 5
Views: 2781

Re: I need a lamp housing and a power cord thingy.

You should give Discount-Merchant a call at 800-281-8860. They'll have all that stuff for your TV. I'm sure it'll be cheaper than $50 bucks too. If not, maybe a member will contact you to see if you're interested in purchasing? We have a lot of technicians around that probably have spare parts. Anyh...
by Eddie
Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Hitachi LCD Projection Discussions
Topic: Blue circle
Replies: 3
Views: 4348

Re: Blue circle

Awesome. Seems my little drawing is getting a lot of attention! DLPFan, It seems like your LCD light engine's color prisms are starting to deteriorate due to the heat of the lamp. The lamp is not the issue as this is a common problem on these LCD Projection TVs after 4-5 years. Unfortunately the opt...
by Eddie
Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:10 am
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung DLP Help!
Replies: 159
Views: 113177

Re: Samsung DLP Help!

by Eddie
Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: JVC D-ILA Discussion
Topic: Philiips replacement lamp is now available!
Replies: 3
Views: 2925

Re: Philiips replacement lamp is now available!

Wow that's awesome!
by Eddie
Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung DLP Help!
Replies: 159
Views: 113177

Re: Samsung DLP Help!

Ovadoggvo, I'm going to resize your picture. It's taking a long time to download for other site visitors. Next time, keep your file sizes down, will you? Thanks To test to see whether or not your ballast is getting power, look at the test point in this photo. The voltage can be measured with a stand...
by Eddie
Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Toshiba DLP Discussion
Topic: Toshiba 62″ Lighter Spot?
Replies: 1
Views: 1287

Re: Toshiba 62″ Lighter Spot?

I've never heard of a "brighter" spot in the center of a DLP TV unless it's the wrong lamp. Perhaps its your light engine or the result of moving the TV--where the lamp's focus is off causing the appearance of a bright spot in the center of the screen? Brian Submitted on 2008/04/07 at 8:52...
by Eddie
Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Plasma Televisions
Topic: Dell W4200 HD PLASMA
Replies: 7
Views: 7680

Re: Dell W4200 HD PLASMA

by Eddie
Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: JVC D-ILA Discussion
Topic: Bulb life on my JVC D-ILA HD-52Z585 TV?
Replies: 4
Views: 3349

Re: Bulb life on my JVC D-ILA HD-52Z585 TV?

The current life in your TV or the life in general? The life in general would depend on the lamp manufacturer. Does anyone know how to determine the bulb life on a HD-52Z585? The Self check method does not have any hex numbers to the bottome left and my D070 register is all zeros. My D071 register d...
by Eddie
Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: JVC D-ILA Discussion
Topic: TV just blinks, is it the lamp or more serious?
Replies: 1
Views: 2061

Re: TV just blinks, is it the lamp or more serious?

When the the indicator LEDs blink in an alternating fashion, there might be something blocking the exhaust. Move the television way from the wall and clean out the filters in the back. See if that solves your problem first... otherwise it may be another bad lamp. JVC lamps are notorious for being ba...
by Eddie
Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung blinking light problem- Lamp or ballast?
Replies: 4
Views: 2756

Re: Samsung blinking light problem- Lamp or ballast?

Have you tried to replace the lamp? When DLP lamps get old, it takes more energy to ignite the lamp as it builds up resistance. Older lamps also tend to do what you're describing because the mercury inside has been spent. The lamp would be the first thing I look at.. Cheaper than calling out a tech....
by Eddie
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Panasonic Discussion
Topic: Panasonic PT-50LC13
Replies: 15
Views: 14625

Re: Panasonic PT-50LC13

I just amended the post above. Your Panasonic is actually an LCD projection, similar to DLP, but uses 3 colored LCD chips to combine colors instead of a DMD chip to reflect light. CRTs do last longer, but that's because the technology has been around for over half a century in modern use! Just imagi...
by Eddie
Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Panasonic Discussion
Topic: Panasonic PT-50LC13
Replies: 15
Views: 14625

Re: Panasonic PT-50LC13

To give you an idea of what I think it's the light engine... This is how LCD projection works.. if your Panasonic is a LCoS, D-ILA, SXRD, or other type of LCD projection: 639px-Lcos.svg.png The three color LCD chips (Red, Green, and Blue, or RGB) combine colored images to create picture. If one of t...

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