61" RCA DLP lamp housing light exit glass broken

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61" RCA DLP lamp housing light exit glass broken

Post by mystudio » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:56 pm

I have a '05 HDLP61W151 DLP TV. Recently a vertical transparent dark band appeared on right side of screen. I have separated DLP module from lamp housing and find the lamp housing exit glass is diagonally broken. The glass piece measures 0.75" square, 0.038" thick. The color wheel is located between this glass piece and a rectangular optic, part of DLP light engine.
Does anybody know the type of glass used or source for replacement?
Does anybody know what may cause vertical stripe on right side of screen?
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Re: 61" RCA DLP lamp housing light exit glass broken

Post by grayfox » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:25 pm

Hello,
it really depends if this lens is lenticular or just plain glass, either way I was not able to find a replacement part and I would not suggest you "replacing" it with a part just made to those size specs. maybe if you contact RCA you can find out if they sell this part separate and skip having to order the complete engine. The band projected on the screen is most surely caused by this crack in the lens.
Hope this helps!
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Re: 61" RCA DLP lamp housing light exit glass broken

Post by mystudio » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:08 am

grayfox wrote:Hello,
it really depends if this lens is lenticular or just plain glass, either way I was not able to find a replacement part and I would not suggest you "replacing" it with a part just made to those size specs. maybe if you contact RCA you can find out if they sell this part separate and skip having to order the complete engine. The band projected on the screen is most surely caused by this crack in the lens.
Hope this helps!


Thank you for comments. The glass does not appear to be lenticular. With the right surface reflection it does appear to have an approx. 1/8" circular discoloration in the center??
I will contact RCA tomorrow.

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Re: 61" RCA DLP lamp housing light exit glass broken

Post by grayfox » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:57 pm

:?: good, lets us know what they tell you, there's similar posts in this forum with different TVs! I think it could help them if this is an easy fix, Its easy for techs like me 'cause we have junk engines laying around :P
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