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HDTV Rear Projection

Samsung Model HLN 617W61 DLP Projection . When I switch on TV noise coming from inside set. Sounds like cooling fan problems. Metallic sound sometimes goes away sometimes has a variable pitch.

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Re: HDTV Rear Projection

The color wheel is the most common problem when it comes to noise from DLP's. To determine if it is a color wheel or fan: Turn on the set. When the noise starts, turn off the set. If the noise goes away within 5 seconds, then the color wheel is bad. If the noise goes away after one to one and a half minutes after the set was shut off, then one of the fans are making the noise.

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When i turn the tv on ,sometimes i hear a high pitched fan noise.

Hi, bearings in color wheel are about to fail, get it fixed now before the wheel shatters the prisms all over the inside of the tv which of course will then cost you more to fix, video-tek

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Loud noise, then shuts down after seconds , fans look ok

On U_Tube, there is a video that shows the replacement proceedure. I understand it is quite good. My neighbor used it and it went in pretty easy. If you Google the model # it should be able to give you a link to it.
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Hi, you have one of two problems, either the color wheel is going or one of the cooling fans are going, the color wheels are a very common problem in samsung dlp`s, sorry I can`t nail it to a specific part but I`d bet it`s the color wheel as they are notorious for failing in samsungs, video-tek

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My Samsung DLP TV is making a noise that sounds like a bad fan.

This high pitch noise comes from the color wheel. Now is unbalanced and the noise is going to be even hardest with the time. send it to change now. this part is inside the light engine

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I had the same problem with a 5065. I purchased and installed a new color wheel and that solved the noise problem. The color wheel has a bearing that gets "dry", and when it fails it does sound like a fan bearing.

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50" Samsung dlp rear projection hdtv

More than likely its the color wheel there is a bulletin from samsung indicating that a loud buzzing is often related to the color wheel.Let me know if you need to know where to get a color wheel and I will post a link, just include your full model number.

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