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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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  • allieg04 Nov 17, 2007

    I have the same problem. It's kind of like a hissing/buzzing noise when the TV is on, and it's already warmed up. I still have picture and sound.

  • Dick Stubblebine Dec 07, 2007

    I too have the same problem, and it is really annoying, especially when viewing a show with surround sound turn on, during a "quite" session.

  • Steve High Apr 08, 2008

    I highly recommend rivervalleyelectronics on e-bay for purchasing lamps, color, wheels etc.

  • ThomsonSucks Apr 20, 2008

    I got the same noise after half an hour. First I thought it is a fan but the noise comes from the color wheel that is located next to the bulb. Reading the UL number on the flexible cable (UL E182394) I found out, that this part comes from Delta Technology Inc., a company from Taiwan. The noise comes from a aging bearing so the color wheel and motor needs to be replaced. If you got no fear and some experience in handling electronic devices, it could be done in half an hour - if you can get the color wheel as a spare part. The company that built this TV for RCA (in the US) and Thomson (in Europe) went bankrupt and the manufacturer in Taiwan did not answer. Maybe he starts to answer emails if you ask for containers :-)

  • dentdang Apr 27, 2008

    purple line and loud noise.

  • murphydog239 Jul 06, 2008

    we have the same annoying sound trouble as well. recently the top left corner of the screen has gotten (what we call) a shadow triangle, where the colors are not as bright. where can we get replacement parts and instructions to install on our own?

  • bignutz787 Mar 31, 2009

    I had the same problem but it went away. expecially after it warms up. but i just replaced my bulb last summer and now its starting to act up again. my main gripe is that the screen flickers like the lighter colors are 'washing out'. when i first got the tv, it did it a little. then it was fine for a year, then last year it happend when it got hotter than 88 degrees F out side. then the bulb blew. after replacing the bulb i didnt have the flickering problem anymore. now it seems to flicker when it drops below 65 degrees F or goes above 75 degrees F. I think ill just sell this $3500 peice of ****. sad because i always loved RCA products.

  • Michel Kahlke May 11, 2010

    Hey guys,

    I called Delta Electronics in Germany and Netherland.

    As in the comment of ThomsonSucks I found the same number, but serveral other information on the cable. So I told these number to the guy I talked to and he sent an E-Mail to a collegue in Taiwan, so I guess to get an answer tomorrow. One of the Numbers seems to bee a SAP-code with the other on he could not work. Now I am curious if I can get a new motor from them. Has anyone tried to us another color wheel from RCA? I found RCA 267888 color wheel that looks pretty similar to mine one from a THOMSON.

    FYI: THOMSON Scenium 61DLX648



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

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Replace color wheel

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