Question about Toshiba 46HM95 46" HDTV
How do I open up this set to access the color wheel. Some folks said they could clean the wheel through the lamp housing but there's glass over the small port into the color wheel. I don't understand how I can vacuum the wheel when I can't get to it. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
I bought a used 46hm95 but it had a greenish "band" that streched from the upper right corner to the lower left corner. It was only noticeable on a white or light colored background, which is why I overlooked it when I tested out the TV.
I took out the bulb and shined a flashlight into the color wheel. I could see a fingerprint smudge on it. I took off the lower rear plastic panel. the rear is split into two section (the light engine is on the right. You'll have to unscrew a metal guard (three scerws), then disconnect the wires coming from the left section, and then unscrew the plastic guard that protects the lens. Then unscrew the light engine (two screws) and slide it out carefully (you don't have to take it completely out, just far enough to reach the screws to the color wheel covers). There are two covers protecting the color wheel, one plastic and one metal. Unscrew the plastic cover first than the four screws to the metal cover. I left the color wheel in place while I cleaned it with a microfiber cloth. I did pull the glass square in front of the color wheel and wiped that down too.
I put everything back together, and now the picture is perfect.
Things to remember are:
*Keep track of the screws and where they belong, as you remove them so you'll remember where they go when it's time to put things back together.
*Mark the wire connectors from any wire you disconnect in case you forget where they go.
*Be gentle with the color wheel and the glass square because they are fragile.
Hope this helps.
Posted on May 19, 2009
I have the same tv with the same issue... how do you remove the wheel and is it serviceable(bearings etc...)
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
You can find the color wheel from eBay. Just type "Toshiba Color Wheel"
Posted on Jun 04, 2010
You can order the motor from TSM. It looks like you have to use the wheel it self. I will find out as soon as mine arrives.
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
Toshiba colorwheel are sealed in the light engine. there is no access to it on this model. Is there a problem with the set?
Posted on Sep 25, 2008
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