Question about Projection Televisions
Same problem: No onset, symptom or anything just all of a sudden, blank screen, and a loud humming/vibrating sound. Believe it or not I had the protection plan from Circuit City and called them up. Suprisingly they were easy to deal with, set up an appointment and the guy showed up on time! He knew right off the bat that it was the color wheel and it took him 20 minutes to replace it. The wheel itself actually shattered! He explained that the bearings can go bad and the wheel gets loose. Subsequently it wobbled, hitting the housing and shattered (explains the sudden blackout.)
I read somwhere else in this forum that it took someone an hour and a half to replace it. I'm pretty handy but when I opened the back of the TV, my wife gave me "the look" so I called.
For those who care: The guy was courteous, answered all my quests. and even vaccuumed ou the back of the TV. I don't advocate the Protection Plan but I was glad I had it. Cost me $499 in 2004 expiring this November. He explained that it would have cost me out of pocket $218 for them to come plus parts which in this case was another $130. So I guess I lose in the end but if you told me I had to dump $350 into the TV now, I seriously would have considered buying something new (That's just me).
Posted on Jul 10, 2008
I have the same issue with my 73". Rather then going over all of my connections and equipment I'll just say htat I feel your frustration. I have been on the phone with Mitsubishi directly and it appears as though they have a free software upgrade that should address this problem. If you call 1-800-332-2119 and press 4 in the menu you will get someone to help you. Be patient. They will make you go through all of the fixes that you have already tried. They will mail you a flash drive that goes right into the front USB port of your TV. I hope this is of help. Good luck.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
SOURCE: My Sharp 56DR650 LED Blinking
Check the number of time it blinks. that is the error code and compare it with the problem listed in the owners manual. see www.fixurtvs.com. The code 32 means the color wheeel is getting stuck. You can try to clean it and put it back or look for a replacement. Repairs should cost you 350 to 450 at shop and 150-250 at home subject to the availability of parts. Cleaning it just a stop gap measure and not a lasting solution. dont worry if the wheel opens up into two with black dust inside. Just clean it put a drop of light machine oil like sewing machine and put it back. there will be hum but the wheel works for months and maybe a year. it varies from tv to tv and quality of your workmanship.
Posted on Feb 01, 2010
SOURCE: Samsung HLP5063WX/XAA 50
Bad color wheel.
Posted on May 02, 2010
Testimonial: "Diagnosis was on the money, ordered the color wheel on-line and installed it myself. TV is as good as new. Thanks!"
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