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Samsung HL-S5087W DLP 50 inch shutting off

Hi I am a woman and I am trying to fix my Samsung. It has been shutting off lately and becoming worse. I have been searching the internet for possible solutions. I have the TV currently unplugged and the back is off where you replace the lamp. I am going to vacuum out the dust. I noticed a blue switch on the bottom right which looks like it would be pushed down when I put the back on. Is this correct or should I do something with the switch? Also I noticed that someone said that their TV was shutting down due to HD programming problems. How do I check if that is the problem? I have about 4-cables disconnected, the TV on the floor unplugged and want to try anything/everything to resolve this before I spend any money. Do any of you guys or gals have any practical solutions before I put it all back together? I am not mechanically inclined but don't mind learning and don't mind having a screwdriver in my hand. Thanks for your help and advise.. Hurry it's the weekend and there is nothing to do. This is the only TV in the house.


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  • Raelyn Frantom
    Raelyn Frantom Dec 28, 2008

    I can only see just one small fan. Could the need to replace the bulb cause the TV to shut down or not? Thanks...

  • Raelyn Frantom
    Raelyn Frantom Dec 28, 2008

    The red standby light is on when the TV is off and the green light blinks a few times when you turn on the TV. Other than that the temp light doesn't come on at all. Sometimes it takes the TV a minute to turn on while the green light is blinking repeatedly. Other than that I don't know... Thanks for your help.

  • Raelyn Frantom
    Raelyn Frantom Jan 06, 2009

    Hi, Just wanted to reply and say thanks for all your help. I took the back off of the TV where the lamp is, vacuumed and cleaned everything and then removed the sensor switch plug (blue switch) and replugged it it. When I put my TV all back together and connected everything it never turned off again!! It has been a week. Thanks to all these great online help sites I (a woman) fixed it myself and saved our family a ton of money. I believe if people would investigate, learn how to do things on their own and be patient a lot of repair costs would be eliminated. Thats for all your help!! Fixya is a great site....



  • lindatanner Feb 01, 2009

    I have the Samsung HL-P5063W 50" DLP.  I replaced the lamp as it had no picture and the words were flashing where you turn it on.  It still doesn't work.  It clicks on and off like it is trying to run.  It does this about 3 times then turns itself off.

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    samsung 50 inch dlp is 3 years old . the tv turns on but the screen is green. what can i do?

  • Chris Gibbons May 11, 2010

    Your TV could be shutting down to to high temperature. Cleaning it out cannot hurt. Make sure all the fans spin. They are not on all the time. I cannot help you with the blue switch.



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