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Our Color TV is now Black & White

We bought this tv (Samsung DLP Hln617W) end of 2004 and have already had to replace the bulb. Now a couple days ago i'm watching and hear a pop and then the picture goes out, so i turned it off. Next day we turn it on and we have picture, but only in black and white (not a negative looking type of picture) just no color on the picture or any of the menu or control panels that are brought up on the screen. Any idea what might be the problem? Whatever it is, i sure hope it's not going to be another $500 repair. Thanks!

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Re: Our Color TV is now Black & White

It sounds like the main board to me, I can purchase them if you want one let me know

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