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HLT5055WX/XAA turns on then turns off. About 2000 hrs on Philips replacement bulb

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  • Carl Matson Dec 06, 2012

    Bulb comes on then gets btighter, then gets a little brighter again. The front fan comes on, and all 3 lights on the front (red,green,green) blink/ (Lamp replacement code?)

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    SD Tech Dec 06, 2012

    No an that souns normal, you getting any high pitched or fan like sound from that area of the set? The only way to really know is replace the lamp. The number of hours it has does bother me though. You might want to remove the lamp, look for the center glass post being bent and reseat it (the lamp unit).

  • Carl Matson Dec 06, 2012

    Thanks for the quick response. Lamp post doesn't appear bent. NO high pitched noise. Someone mentioned possible Lamp ballast replacement, I suppose Lamp replacement first and if that doesn't fix it, try ballast. Someone also said lamp mercury changes and the lamp gets too large an arc to light up?

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That is near or past the normal life on the lamp---2,000 hours or 2 years is normal---I would remove and look at the lamp---if shattered you know and also look the pillar of glass inside the lamp is not bent or warped etc.

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