Question about Samsung Televison & Video
Recently replaced color wheel (original was noisy), TV came on, except that colors were reversed. Removed a jumper and then colors were fine. TV worked ok for several days, then stopped turning on. Looked inside back, saw no lamp light. Figured I jarred the lamp (was original one). Bought a new Phillips E23 lamp from discount-merchant.com, installed it, but no change. Looked closely at all connections I had touched, all appeared ok. Ordered and replaced ballast from samsungparts.com. No change. Pulled lamp back out, rigged case switch to stay closed, watched color wheel with mirror, and saw it was not turning on startup attempt. Figured maybe I screwed up the install, so I pulled it back out. Found everything ok, but wheel kinda stiff, hard to turn, maybe even slightly harder to turn than original. Also noticed it squeaks in a couple of places while turning manually. I never felt it before it was originally installed, so I wouldn't contaminate it, so I have no reference. Is this normal? Or, is my new color wheel bad? If it is normal, how do I figure out what is not powering up the color wheel? Any ideas for a next step?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Was the replacement lamp the same part number as the original as there are different arc gaps for different lamps and the wrong arc gap will cause the lamp not to light. Since the ballast is powering up the lamp should light if the baalast is matched to the correct arc gap of the lamp being used.
Posted on Nov 27, 2009
Take the lamp out and examine it. Are there any blackened markes that look like arcing marks? If there are then the lamp may be faulty and that could be caused by the ballast but in my experience of working with Sany and Philips lamps, the ballast units generally fail without causing lamp problems.
I should go for a new lamp.
Hope that helps.
Posted on Nov 04, 2010
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