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My set switches from low lamp to bright lamp on its own constantly

So I bought my 72" Toshiba DLP last year in Jan of 06. Tv has been awsome to me and the whole family. Of course me being the smart ass that I am didnt by an extended warranty. Well this friday when I turned on the set the picture keeps switching from bright to dark, like as if it switching from high lamp to low lamp by itself. When I turn the tv off the yellow light keeps blinking and you can here the little bell continuing to switch the lamp setting. WTF called Toshiba and they said I was screwed and that I need to take it in to a Toshiba repair shop. Anyone with some insight or ever had this problem with there tv?

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  • david paul Aug 17, 2007

    Thanks RocaJaime , gonna take it to a service center soon.



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I just got mine back from the shop withe a similar issue. The picture would dim especially with dark scenes and you could actually hear the lamp popping and clicking. It was not consistent enough that I had to video tape the issue for the technicians. In short, they decided that the ballast was faulty, unfortunately, the only way to replace the ballast is to replace the entire light engine. The part is about $320 and they also replaced the lamp for $150. The extended warranty would have only covered parts I believe so you may have ended up OK.

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