I've had the TV since new, so its almost 10 years old. I haven't replaced a single thing.
I do not see any bulging capacitors on the power supply board. I removed the color wheel and it spins for a long time when I push it, but does make a very faint - very very faint - ch ch ch sound like when your brakes are dragging on a car. The TV powers itself on when I insert the power cord (well, it does the above procedure).
What new parts should I invest in? I really want to fix this... but I need to be fairly certain before spending money. My wife is hoping that its dead and wants a new thin LED tv instead! Please help me save my DLP! Thank you!