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Sumsung HLP 4663W

I have a 46 inch dlp model # hlp4663w, the 3 lights were blinking in front of tv and that says that the lamp is bad. The 3 lights are blinking together and will just keep blinking all night. So i changed the lamp but now when i turn the tv on the picture will only be there for about 3 mins and then it goes black but i still hear sound. The problem with that now is that i can't turn tv off(i press power on tv and remote and won't go off) The only way i can turn it off is by unplugging the tv. When i plug it back in it does same thing(picture goes black but i hear sound) the old lamp was still producing a picture so i put that lamp back in but still was going black and i had sound. And i still had to pull the plug to get tv off. I need some help to fix the problem

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Re: Sumsung HLP 4663W

Might be a bad ballast, has the picture been dark?

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