ssd wrote:Hello again, was hoping I would not have to be back to this :( but I am. I was final able to hear clicking of what I thought was the ballest so we had replaced it. 8/8/09 before replacing it we had turn on the tv, it came on and then with in 30 sec we could hear a clicking on & off several times as the lamp flashed on and then off and then rebooted to come on and then off again and then the led lights came on, we were sure the ballast was the problem. Well the Tv has gone off again and the three light are on. the color wheel had been replaced may 2008. You made had refrenced to the color wheel during our first problem solving mission. U asked whether we had tested the color wheel. 1.how do we do that and could it be that the ballast is a bad one. Is there a way to test the ballast? I am electrician and have a mult meter. the lamp does have 2409 hrs/ on it as of 7/15/09, the lamp was installed july 2008. our first blub only lasted 3000 hrs/5 years, we didn't watch much tv? 2.Does flipping between channels cause any problems? I believe that turning the tv on/off is not good for it? The tv is 6 years and 4 months old is it time to give up?
vZwire wrote:Maybe you are trying too hard. I was just about to start ordering a new lamp, ballast, etc. Then I tried this-
I had the same issue. Started yesterday, and after approx. 12 hours of online research and trial and error, I finally fixed it with ZERO cost.
First of all, I knew my bulb wasn't out because it (the bulb) would come on, then the tv would shut down...then 3 lights of death.
I read a post somewhere that the little switch right by the panel that you take off to access the lamp sometimes goes out.
This switch is to prevent the tv from turning on when the panel is removed.
I unscrewed the one screw that connects this switch to the bottom of the tv set.
I unplugged the switch. The switch has two pins that connect to a wire with two "female" connectors.
I went to the garage and grabbed a 4" length of insulated wire.
Stripped the two ends, and stuck each end into the female connectors, thus bybassing the switch.
Voila! Not a single issue since!ybe you trying too hard... I was about to start ordering a new lamp, ballast, etc... then I tried this:
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