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Helo, I am needing to replace the plastic screen that protects the display in my Phillips 43P8341. I have removed all of the screws that I can find associated with the front panel but it will not release. I can tilt the top of the panel down and see inside, but I cannot seem to get it to let go. Is there instructions that I can follow to remove the panel successfully without damaging the plastic tabs? Thanks, Richard

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You have to remove the back bottom skirt from television in order to get to the screws for the front bottom panel. When the front bottom panel is removed there will be more screws visible, for front screen. After an afternoon of trying to get it apart, just to clean the mirror on ours, we finally got it.

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My screen on my tv was dim for about 3 days and then when i tried to turn it on i heard a popping news and it now will not power back on.

The problem of your unit is the lamp, try to replace new lamp follow this instructions. Unplug your unit to main AC outlet, remove the protective panel. The location of the lamp assembly will vary, try to read the owners manual before proceeding. The removable lamp assembly is at the of the TV, either on the back or at the side. Remove the small screws that hold the protective panel in place and slide off the panel. Disconnect the lamp assembly. Loosen the one or two screws that hold the lamp assembly in place. On some units, the screws will loosen but remain attached to the assembly. Hold the plastic handle on the lamp assembly and pull the assembly straight out. Note do not touch the bulb with your bare hands. Insert the new bulb assembly. Replacement lamps are usually sold pre-installed in a plastic assembly. Do not touch the bulb. good day and best regards.

Sep 09, 2011 | Projection Televisions

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I am 99% sure I have a bad fan. TV was turning off (probably overheating). We replaced the lamp (for the fourth time), but the fan continues loudly when the set is turned on. Question-- Can I replace...


• Phillips screwdriver (magnetic tip)
• 1/4" nut driver
• 1/4" wrench, small adjustable wrench, or stubby Phillips (to access screw in tight spot)
• Canned air with extender tube, a few cans
• Optical-quality microfiber cloth
• Clean, lint-free cloth
• Small brush


• Do not use any cleaner that contains ammonia. A clean lint-free cloth dampened with water was adequate for me.
• To prevent over spray, do not spray any cleaner directly on to any TV part. Spray on to rag only. (I only used a dampened rag to clean plastic and metal surfaces; no electronics or optical surfaces.)
• Use only an optical quality microfiber cloth and/or canned air to clean the light engine lens, the mirror and the inside surfaces of the front screen.
• Exercise caution using canned air. Do not tilt the can and allow any liquid propellant to escape. I had a few full cans available, and swapped to a new can often.
• Keep screws removed from each panel in a different cup. Most are different sizes.
• When disconnecting wiring connectors, note color codes for connector orientation when reconnecting. Most connectors only install in one orientation, but it's not clearly obvious.
• If contacting any circuit boards/wiring connectors, make sure to touch the metal frame first to discharge any static charge.

Disassembly Instructions:

1. Insure TV is powered off and allowed to cool at least 2 hours (overnight if possible).

2. Open and remove the Lamp Unit door on left side of TV. Using a Phillips screwdriver, loosen the 2 screws on the lamp unit and carefully remove the lamp unit.
Clean lamp unit, using microfiber cloth on the lens and set aside for reinstallation.

3. With the lamp unit removed, you can see the light engine's color wheel through the small hole. I covered this hole with tape to prevent any dust from entering during my cleaning.

4. Remove the lower rear cover (2 screws on each end and 9 along the back panel).

5. Remove the cover from the Input/Output jacks by removing the 7 silver screws securing the cover to the Input/Output modules and sliding the cover off the power cord grommet.

6. Remove the front pedestal cover as follows:
Note the blue, red and grey wire harnesses on the right side leading to the front panel controls, AV-3 jacks and PC slots. Loosen and remove these wires from their wire ties.Grasp the pedestal cover at the ends and gently pull outward. It is installed with quick-release pins and should release easily.Gently pull the pedestal cover out, being careful to guide the wiring.Carefully disconnect the 3 wiring connectors, noting the color code for reconnection.In preparation of removing the front screen, 2 hidden screws must be removed. These 2 screws secure the bottom corners of the front screen and are installed from the back.

7. Remove the plastic housing where the lamp unit was removed:
Loosen the wire tie and remove the wires from the top of the plastic housing (these wires go to the lamp door switch).Remove 2 screws securing plastic housing. One on left side and other in base on right side (with limited space available, will need 1/4" wrench or stubby Phillips).Slowly pull housing from TV, until you can reach the connector to the lamp door switch. Note color code and disconnect wiring connector (may be easier to pull some wire through the hole and lift upward to remove connector).The front panel screw can now be seen in a recessed hole. Loosen this screw. (I did not remove the screw completely, to aid in reinstallation. Otherwise, a magnetic Phillips screwdriver may be needed.)8. From the area of the front panel wiring ties the other hidden front panel screw can be seen in a recessed hole. Loosen this screw.

9. Remove 11 of the 12 screws along the back of the TV securing the front screen, leaving one loosely installed at the top.

10. Remove 4 of the 5 screws on the front of the TV, at the bottom of the screen.

11. While holding the screen at the top and bottom, remove the two remaining screws, and gently lift and pull the front screen panel away from the TV.
Store the front screen assembly where the inside surfaces can be cleaned with the microfiber cloth and/or canned air.

12. Reassemble the TV in the reverse order, remembering to remove the tape from the hole covering color wheel, if installed earlier in step 3.

There are 3 fans to clean:
The large Lamp Fan behind the lamp and light engine assemblies is clearly visible.There are two smaller fans mounted next to each other. One fan is mounted between the cable card slot and the light engine and the other fan is mounted just to the right directly on the light engine assembly. It's somewhat inaccessible without removing the light engine, but using an extender tube on your canned air, it is easily cleaned.
The lens of the light engine will have the most dust. Clean with canned air and the microfiber cloth. Use a corner of the cloth to reach beneath the plastic tabs covering the lens.

The mirror may have a few dust particles. Gently wipe with the microfiber cloth and use canned air. Hope this helps,

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My Samsung 56 DLP picture lost is color and is making a buzzing noise which I suspect is the color wheel. The picture is now black

you need to change the color wheel

Samsung's digital light projection (DLP) televisions use a spinning color wheel to create the colors that are seen on the screen. If the color wheel becomes misaligned during use, it will become damaged and have to be replaced. Replacing the color wheel on a Samsung DLP television can be done at home, once a compatible-sized color wheel has been bought from a TV supply store.Replacing the color wheel yourself will void any Samsung warranty that might be in place, but is the only solution for getting the TV working again in as short a time as possible.
Put on the anti-static grounding strap to keep static electricity from damaging the internal components of the Samsung DLP TV. Turn the Samsung around so that the back is facing you. Make sure the Samsung is unplugged from the AC socket.
Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove all of the screws from the back panel. Put the screws aside. Pull off the back panel.
Loosen the two screws from each side of the projection bulb's case. Pull the projection bulb out. Put the projection bulb aside. Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the two screws from the left side panel. Pull the side panel and the circuit board attached to it out carefully and put it down so that the cables attached to it have not been pulled out.
Take a picture of the power cable's position with the digital camera so that you can put it back correctly later. Pull the power cable out from inside of the Samsung's case so that the center panel is free to be pulled out. Remove the two large headed screws from the center panel with the Phillips screwdriver. Remove the top two screws holding the panel to the plastic case using the Phillips screwdriver.
Slowly slide the center unit out a few inches. Take a picture of the projector lens' positioning with the digital camera so that you can put it back correctly later. Unplug the two cables from the left side of the center panel. Unscrew the sensor switch using the Phillips screwdriver. Slide the center panel completely out of the Samsung and put it down on the clean cloth. Blow off the color wheel assembly with the compressed air.
Use the tweezers to remove the green plug from the top of the color wheel cover. Use the tweezers to remove the two cables at the side that are coming from the color wheel. Use the Phillips jeweler's screwdriver to remove the screws from the top, front and back of the color wheel cover. Slide the color wheel cover straight up to expose the color wheel.
Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the three screws holding the color wheel to the color wheel assembly. Lift the color wheel up and out of the color wheel assembly and discard it.
Position the replacement color wheel in the color wheel assembly. Reassemble the color wheel and reassemble the color wheel assembly. Put the color wheel assembly back into position in the rear of the Samsung DLP TV. Reassemble the Samsung DLP TV. Plug the Samsung DLP TV back in for power. Turn the Samsung on and enjoy seeing the colors displayed properly again now that you have replaced the color wheel.

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first of all wally heres what to look for. remove speaker grill not sure of your model. speaker grill should pop off. then you will see screws holding the large plastic screen assembly. noww if you look there might be a group of wires going up to screen,they will be atatched to small plugs unplug them, remove small screws on bottom of screen assembly, entire plastic screen assembly will first slide up then pull away put assembly flat on floor (don't scratch screen put on carpit or sort surface ) screen side down. all around plastic screen you will see brackets with screws holding them on remove top,bottom,side bracket carefully put screen back in making sure the front side of screen is down replace brackets if plastic is not damaged should screen in place.reverse order of removal. remember alittle up then screen will slide down in groves doc

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