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Toshiba 56hm66 lamp problem

Toshiba 56hm66 blows the lamp in 10 minutes
is it the light engine?

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  • Joel Heinz Jan 30, 2009

    yes, i checked the fans, and the B+ voltage to the ballast 320 volts

  • dysfunktiona Mar 09, 2009

    i have the same problem coolin fan works but the lamp keeps blowing out. i am going to take it to the tv repar shop and get raped. let you know what i find out

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    same problem...only i get @ 3hrs then it blows. so its the light engine?

  • aframe May 02, 2009

    I have the same problem...lamps blow after 10 min. I paid $90 to have an electronics repair shop look at it and they told me the light engine is bad...their estimate is $600 (parts & labor) PLUS I would need another new lamp at $150-$200. I am already almost $500 out of pocket (2 lamps plus repair estimate). I can't justify spending over $1200 to fix a tv I paid $1150 for. This all happened 2 months after the warranty expired. I've been round and round with Toshiba for 3 months and they will not stand behind their product. I offered to pay labor costs if they would supply the parts and they flat out refuse to help. They won't even provide the parts at a discount. If you search the net you will see that light engines have been a major problem for Toshiba. There were recalls in 2006/2007...wish I had known that earlier!!! I'll never buy a Toshiba product again.

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Sounds like the light engine if it's blowing the lamps. Are you sure all cooling fans are operating?

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