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Intermittent picture On my RCA HD61LPW42, the picture has started to go off then on without command. It began a few weeks ago, but now it happens about once a minute, with the off period lasting for about 20 seconds. I understand that it could be either the color wheel, or the light engine. Anybody have this problem? Oh, by the way, the color wheel has been making a loud, whining noise while the set is on.

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Re: intermittent picture

Most likely your lamp needs to be replaced as that will cause the intr. picture issue. The color wheel will also have to be replaced. The color wheel is only available with the light engine which is part# 263223 and the lamp part #260962

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