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3 blinking lights - Samsung DLP

Have a Samsung 61" DLP model P6163W and replaced bulb 2 weeks ago. I now get 3 blinking lights where the power button is and there is not picture or sound. I tried resetting the timer (Mute > 1 > 8 > 2 > Power) but it didn't work. Any suggestions?

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  • hopdn Dec 27, 2008

    Really appreciated the very fast reply. The light bulb was purchased online for $250 was shipped to us in a complete kit. Basically we popped the old one out entirely in it's case and popped the new one in. No unscrewing required except for the bulb cover on tv. It worked for two weeks and just suddenly last night shut off and will not come back on. I'd checked the bulb at least 5 times and there is no smells of burnt electronics and all the cables are connected. I was thinking the ballast but what makes it go bad all of the sudden while it was working for weeks. We were watching tv when it shut off on us suddenly.



    I'm going to seek TV repair tech now or just want to buy a new tv..

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Remove your new bulb and examine the connector carefully. The inexpensive replacement bulbs tend to arc and ruin your $700 ballast; sad to say. If everything looks good, make sure the interlock switch on the bulb cover opening is engaging. It won't fire up if it thinks that door is open.

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