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by Eddie
Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: DLP HLT5076SX won't turn on
Replies: 11
Views: 4917

Re: Looks like it was the temp sensor

Repairmen always want to blame the lamp first. My first reaction was it's the lamp too, but of course the best techs always know not to suggest that until all the facts are available!!! You didn't suggest to your repair man you thought it might be the "temp sensor" did you? If they're goin...
by Eddie
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: Plasma Televisions
Topic: Screen flashing in multiple colours
Replies: 3
Views: 5397

Re: Screen flashing in multiple colours

I always recommend a certified tech do the repair, but with everyone on a tight budget these days it's understandable if you try and do it yourself. You may have blown your X-sus board with this repair. The problem was most likely the X all along. I recently purchased a PCB - Y-SUSTAIN FOR MAGNAVOX ...
by Eddie
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: Toshiba DLP Discussion
Topic: Toshiba 62HM14 Picture turns off
Replies: 5
Views: 3592

Re: Toshiba 62HM14 Picture turns off

Might be the ballast.. You ever have this issue before? Is there any color distortion? Loud humming sound? Those might mean it's the color wheel. I just replaced the lamp on my 62HM14. It will run for a while, then the picture will turn off. I have to unplug and plug in the set several times before ...
by Eddie
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:32 am
Forum: Panasonic Discussion
Topic: Panasonic PT-50LC13
Replies: 15
Views: 14858

Re: Panasonic PT-50LC13

by Eddie
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:29 am
Forum: RCA Discussion
Topic: RCA HD50LPW175 Humming/Buzzing Noise?
Replies: 3
Views: 3696

Re: RCA HD50LPW175 Humming/Buzzing Noise?

RCAs are notorious for faulty color wheels. The sound is a ballbearing going bad... Think of tiny metal balls grinding against eachother. That's the screeching you're all hearing. Color wheel... Final answer. lost for words Submitted on 2008/11/08 at 3:57pm hello, I have the HD50LPW175. After 6 mont...
by Eddie
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:23 am
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung Dead Lamp, Black Screen, or Intermittent
Replies: 36
Views: 44836

Re: 50" Samsung DLP HDTV 3 lights Flashing

Sounds like you bought a Porsche! Jk The problem with warranty repair is that repair shops never purchase "new" or OEM parts. Most of the time they spend months getting a used part or generic lamp just to finish the repair-- plus it's cheaper. It's best to do a little research to see if th...
by Eddie
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:07 am
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung DLP Keeps Turning Off?
Replies: 11
Views: 22855

Re: Samsung DLP Keeps Turning Off?

An intermittent lamp problem usually means bad lamp or ballast. 7700 hours is a good long life for a lamp. I'd say buy a new lamp and see if that works... It's cheaper than a repairman and you'll need a new one anyway. Go to discount-merchant for the OEM philips. I have the same problem as some othe...
by Eddie
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: 50" Samsung DLP HL-P5067W WONT START!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1909

Re: 50" Samsung DLP HL-P5067W WONT START!!

What was it doing before it stopped working? What kind of lamp did you replace it with? 2 things it could be if not the lamp: ballast or color wheel. Also did you try the lamp cover? Jiggle that blue switch before you close the door. My Tv wont start up. The start tone sounds and all three lights bl...
by Eddie
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:00 am
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung DLP Help!
Replies: 159
Views: 114886

Re: Samsung DLP Help!

it sounds like a main DMD board issue to me... Anyone else thnk that could be it? Thank you for the help. I brought the menu up and the lines still show up. I brought the PIP up with the same source just looking at a different channel and the lines disapperared. I also brought the pip up with a dvd ...
by Eddie
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: Plasma Televisions
Topic: Dell W4200 HD PLASMA
Replies: 7
Views: 7826

Re: Dell W4200 HD PLASMA

You replaced two caps on the power supply? Did you take a probe and run it through all the ICs on that board yet? I have a dell w4200hd tv that is not turning on. I get the blue light after I power on, the ballast cycles a loud click, but then I get a red light on the board. I have replaced 2 caps t...
by Eddie
Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Toshiba DLP Discussion
Topic: colors on a dlp
Replies: 2
Views: 2055

Re: colors on a dlp

Tom, It's possibly the light engine... but what you're describing to me is a bad color wheel. The color wheel is apart of the light engine and can usually be replaced for about 100 bucks. You might want to call around for Toshiba parts and find out if they carry them. Discount-Merchant.com has some ...
by Eddie
Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Greeting
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself!
Replies: 43
Views: 37478

New to the forum? Introduce yourself!

Make some friends... introduce yourself! **please remember to keep your personal information private! no one should ever ask for or give out any sort of uber private personal stuff like social security number, home telephone number, street address, or your dog's favorite treat! Hi, I'm your friendl...
by Eddie
Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Greeting
Topic: Rules
Replies: 1
Views: 6151

Rules

Be kind, no flames. Try and posts questions and answers in the same topic heading. The last thing I want is for someone to be reading about how to repair their philips ballast in the Toshiba DLP section. As always, keep it clean! :)
by Eddie
Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: WD-52725 Solid Green Light, No Picture
Replies: 1
Views: 1421

Re: WD-52725 Solid Green Light, No Picture

Possibly a bad ballast, but it also may be a bad lamp. Where did you get the lamp? My WD-52725 has a problem that I've yet to read about. Hopefully someone can give me some insight as to what the issue is and how to go about troubleshooting it. Upon plugging the set into the surge, it blinks green a...
by Eddie
Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: DLP HLT5076SX won't turn on
Replies: 11
Views: 4917

Re: DLP HLT5076SX won't turn on

Fred, You also might want to try pulling the TV away from the wall and running a fan behind it. If it's a cooling problem, that should temporarily solve it--and you'll know you will need to either replace a temp sensor or a fan. Thanks. It may well be that the fan is intermittently not working. I do...
by Eddie
Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung DLP Help!
Replies: 159
Views: 114886

Re: Samsung DLP Help!

Robert, You might want to try different cables. That looks like interference to me caused by a bad cable. Like Ovadoggvo suggests, you should try your menus too or different inputs such as video games or DVD players. Definitely try other connections first. I have a Samsung HLM617W that has diagonal ...
by Eddie
Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: Mitsubishi WD-62725 Problems?
Replies: 5
Views: 7109

Re: Mitsubishi WD-62725 Problems?

There are a few LED lights on the front of that TV. Exactly which lights are on and what are the lights doing? You may have an overheating issue, and in that event, you should try to move the TV away from the wall. Have you replaced the lamp? The lamp may be to blame if it's been more than a few yea...
by Eddie
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung hls7646 Lamp Keeps Blowing Out?
Replies: 2
Views: 2598

Re: Samsung hls7646 Lamp Keeps Blowing Out?

Yes, the dynamic picture setting does lessen the bulb life, but it's entirely negligible if you're replacing lamps every year. Name brand lamps such as Philips should last between 2-3 years or more, especially since it is the OEM lamp. If you're replacing with a lamp other than Philips brand, then t...
by Eddie
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Panasonic Discussion
Topic: PT50LC13 With No Picture, Lamp Indicator Flashing
Replies: 6
Views: 7259

Re: PT50LC13 With No Picture, Lamp Indicator Flashing

It's possible that it may be the lamp. Sometimes lamps will die out after a few years of use without imploding, but what's common with Panasonics is the lamp and ballast going out at the same time. Usually a capacitor on the ballast fails causing the lamps to fail. Just Google "ballast repair k...
by Eddie
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung DLP HL-P6163W - Pop & Humming Sound
Replies: 5
Views: 6396

Re: Samsung DLP HL-P6163W - Pop & Humming Sound

Greg, a loud humming is most likely associated with a color wheel or a fan. If you have sound and no picture, this is usually caused by one of three things: Lamp, Ballast, or Color Wheel. These parts are all roughly around $100 and are fairly easy fixes, with exception of the color wheel which takes...

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