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Little light engine?

Did that fix your color problem? I am have the same thing happening and my TV is not under warranty!

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  • Stylin Bobby Nov 29, 2008

    I have a lot of tiny dots, and in the periphery on the left. Is there anything I can do.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    Same here, I believe this is related to the Blue Haze issue... (aka something expensive needs to be replaced).


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Growing red color starting in middle of tv and geting worse.

Both the 50v500 and the 60v500 have this problem.

It is a bad optical light engine. At first when the sets were new and this happened the part cost 1100 and then when so many started having it they dropped it to 225 for a while.

Now the least expenisive one is about 600 wholesale--not usually worth fixing considering the replacement cost with a new set.

Also: there are several class action lawsuits pending regarding both models for this problem.

The lamp used for a light source shines into the engine through a series of lens and baffles--heat from the lamp damages the engine inside--the new replacement ones are not supposed to have this problem. The engine has a lens on top that puts the picture into the mirror which puts it on the screen.

I am sorry to give you this news but if you have a fairly large oval "reddish or pink" area it is the engine.

If you do not have the set under extended warranty I would suggest you try to get involved in the class action lawsuits. Google the full number with lawsuit or light engine after it and you should be able to find this information.


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My sony rear projection has a green tint to it. also in the bright white picture there is yellow in the background.

I han into this problem myself on my Hitachi Rear projection TV. The part that has gone bad is the "Light Engine", and is a common problem with rear projections. There are 3 mini LCD screens inside your TV. One Green/yellow, one blue and one red. When the heat builds up in the TV over time of usage, these screens will break...causing that color to "bleed" everwhere. My TV was under warranty when it happened, but the part itself would have cost upwards of $200-500 bucks and the labor is another $300-$500.

When the tech fixed my tv, he told me he would see me again within 2 years...and said I'd be better off getting a new TV. That is what the problem is. You can research "Light Engine" here on fixya, and you will find a TON of info on it...and a lot of people with the same problem.

Hope this helps ya.

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My problem with my projection LCD was the light engine went bad, it manifested itself with a growing blue haze that eventually washed over the entire screen. Luckily I got it fixed under warranty because it was a $2500 fix. The light engine is buried in the TV and needs a professional to align it.

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TV has little stars, and cuts off automatically

Go to the Samsung website, find your model under the search function, and click on one of the returned links. Once there, you should see a link that says "Featured Accessories". Click on that and you will go to the Authorized Samsung parts site, where you can find the EXACT cost of the parts needed. Hope this helps. Mine went out, and it was only $65.

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How do i fix or get rid of a green spot and a couple of purple spots on the tv screen?

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Panasonic PT-61LCX65 tv has color spots

if you mean color spots size of a dime or so.
  • easiest: it is dust in some step of the projection light path.
  • hardest: the light engine could be damage
if you mean little ones as little dots (a neddle punshing) red and blue but always there:
  • condition call it: pixels always on: light engine is the reason.
as you see the light engine is the main part here, IT is expensive repair. so if you can survive with those little dots do it.
IF it is dust, is good idea asking for and estimate to see if can works.

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1. Look at the new lamp. make sure it still looks good. not broken with little glass pieaces in it. 2. When you turn on the tv, put your ear to the lower back part of the tv near the middle. Listen for the start up of the color wheel (a low high pitch sound only at the start up of the motor). If this is good you will here a ticking sound only if the lamp dose not light.

Now with all this info. If the lamp lights (as seen from the back of the set) and goes out after a few seconds and you did not here the color wheel spin up, the color wheel is bad.

If you here the color wheel spin up and no ticking sound, the Ballast is bad.

The ballast part no. 939P978010

The color wheel is not avialable from Mits. You will have to replaced the light engine. It cost to much. Just buy a new tv.

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Little white dots on the screen

dirty lens, dirty mirrors, warped light guides, spider webs and mini-UFOs that fly across the inside can cause what you described.

but 6 months is pretty early for a cleaning but possible.

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Sony KP-57WS510 57 inch rear projection - Rainbow colors and arching

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Now, my problem (7 months after getting it fixed) is that it suddenly seems a lot dimmer. I'm not 100% sure, and was wondering if there was some kind of diagnostic to run to find out for sure.

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