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Our Color TV is now Black & White

Hello, We bought this tv (Samsung DLP Hln617W) end of 2004 and had to replace the bulb last year. 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 the problem might be? i've read this tv has a color wheel. Could that be it? Unfortunately, we are not under warranty. Thanks for your time - Colleen

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  • Colleen Curry May 23, 2007

    Hi Joshv,

    Thank you for your input. i don't recall the tv being noisier than usual before this happened, although it sounds a bit different now in the back, like an additional sound on top of the fan. If the color wheel shattered, would it still be trying to spin? Trying to keep it totally off until i can get a repair person out to check it.

    i found a site on the net that explained how to replace a color wheel, step by step - but it is clearly more complicated than what i can handle.

    Thanks again for your input. Will let you know what the final outcome is.

    Colleen

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It could be the color wheel and in fact probably is. I've seen them shatter which would explain the noise. They are glass and spinn at 9000 rpm. An involved repair though definatley a job for a pro. It could be worse, probably a few hundred will do it. Was the TV begining to be a little loud before the failure? Could be a sign, i've seen many noisy color wheels.

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