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Lamp engine I have a real annoying noise I believe coming from the lamp engine that doesn't go away when the set is warmed up

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Re: Lamp engine

Nobody has provided written instructions on how to replace it,nor where to economically purchase it (color wheel)...

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Re: Lamp engine - RCA Scenium HDLP61W151 61 in. HD-Ready Television Flat Panel Televisions

Replace color wheel

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Check the fittings of the color wheel. Refer this site for more details.

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Sometimes screen doesn't come on, then you hit tv in the side of the panel screen comes on

sound like your lamp is burning out you may kneed a lamp check out discount merchant for any original lamps that you may kneed

Sep 19, 2011 | Hitachi 50V500 50 in. HD-Ready LCD...

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I just replaced the lamp for my Sony Grand Wega Model #KF-60XBR800. The picture looks great, but there is a bad odor coming from the tv/new lamp. It smells like sulfur (I think). What is causing this? ...

new bulb cooking any dust the old one left for it should have it cleaned before you end a victim of the failure or your color engine as they fail due to a warm dust blanket and no fan present ok hope this help and if in the future you notice blue blobs starting thats the color angine failure ok its super common in your set unlees you take cleaning actions to prevent it ok good luck and be careful with the bulbs they contain mercury

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Samsung dlp hls6186w, picture has darkened, could it be the lamp or is it the colour wheel??... tv is making sounds...I thought it was the fan, the fan looks okay??? It also shuts down once and a while...

The lamp is the only thing that will cause the picture to go darker. According to the model you have the lamp part number is BP96-01472A. The noise you hear could possibly be the color wheel itself. The way to tell is when you turn off the TV the lamp stays on for about 10 seconds longer. Once the lamp shuts off if that noise goes away then it is a bad color wheel. Any noises past that would be a fan. Please take a moment to rate my answer. Thanks...

Dec 02, 2009 | Samsung HLS6186W 61 in. Plasma HDTV

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Most likely, you need to replace the Lamp in your set. It's easy to do; the replacement lamp will even come with simple instructions on how to do it.

There is a rare, rare possibility that the Lamp is OK and that the Optic Engine is causing the dim picture; however, of the hundreds of slimline projection sets I've worked on, I can count those rare instances on one hand.

Get you a lamp.

Jul 09, 2009 | Sony KDF-E60A20 60 in. LCD HDTV

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DLP TV noise and picture


This is not with the problem of lamp.

Your light engines COLOR wheel is damaged.

Replace Color Wheel.

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Nov 05, 2008 | Flat Panel Televisions

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Replaced lamp and new wires, then changed back to old wires still nothing.

Once you replaced the lamp did you reset the hours under the menu? If you do not do that some times the set believes it's in warning mode and prevents a potential implosion of the lamp which creates issues such as the set not turning on, staying on that long, or the lamp light still flashes.

Let me know how that works out for you.

Also, what "old wires" are you referring to?

Oct 21, 2008 | Hitachi 50V500 50 in. HD-Ready LCD...

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I'm going throught the exact same thing right now. After the lights quit blinking, and the blue light goes off, does the red lamp light stay on. This usually means your lamp has gone bad ($200.00 plus). But when I ordered the lamp, it did the same thing. Had to have the certified hitachi repair man come out for the and told me it had to be a bad lamp, so I ordered a 2nd one with the same result. He came out again and had to take the TV away, later telling me the ballast must have blown when the original lamp went bad. Another $200.00 part. I haven't fought this one with Hitachi yet but am going to try. The ballast shouldn'e go just because the lamp goes out. The set is only 21/2 years old and I've already had to spend about $700.00 on the light enging replacement and now this lamp and ballast expense. Love the TV but would expect a lot less problems from a $2500.00 top model Hitachi. I'm going to see if they feel the same way, hopefully not but I'm not real optimistic they will care. Hope this helps.

Dec 14, 2007 | Hitachi 50V500 50 in. HD-Ready LCD...

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Buzzing noise, sound but no picture

It sounds as if the lamp needs to be replaced. The buzzing sound you hear is the ballast attemting to fire the lamp.

Oct 20, 2007 | RCA Scenium HDLP61W151 61 in. HD-Ready...

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Picture & Sound blink off 45 seconds, blink back on, repeats

If the lamp is foggy then you really need to replace it. The lamp life is typically 5 to 7 thousand hours. However if your tv gets a lot of dust inside which is pretty normal as most people don't vacuum the dust off from the rear cover on a regular basis then the lamp life will be drastically reduced. I suggest you replace the lamp and make sure the inside of the tv gets vacummed out to remove as much dust as possible. A Sony servicer should be able to check the amount of hours on your lamp. You'd be suprised how soon 5-7 thousand hours happens. If the lamp will not come on after replacing it the lamp driver may be at fault. You haven't said how may times it's blinking. If it's 5 then the lamp driver may be at fault.

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