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Samsung hln617wx/xxa: color starts to blink or flicker after about ten minutes

My tv started acting up today. It started to flicker, kinda like there was a loose connection or something. I unplugged the tv, but after about 15-20 minutes, it started to flicker again. I put a fan right near the rear exhuast, but it still goes T.U. No lights on the front, temp and lamp are fine consistently. Appreciate any help, late. P

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I have same problem. I saw on msg board that I should replace the color wheel. I can't believe how poor these tv's are. Samsung should replace or credit all of us for the pieces of expensive poo.

Posted on Sep 05, 2007

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8/25/07 Coincidentally, I have just run into the same problem. I spoke with Technical Service at Samsung yesterday and after 15 minutes on the phone they couldn't tell me what was causing it. I then did numerous web searches and came across a sight where technical experts discuss problems. Turns out it may be a problem with the Digital board, the A/V Board or the DMD board. Cost for repair (depending on which board it is) will run $400 - $1,000 or more. Repair man is coming out Monday to diagnose the set.

Posted on Aug 25, 2007

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Wd65738 flickering

I had a TV do that about a year ago, the repair man said it was the color wheel inside the tv. I changed the bulb to see if he was BS'ng me and eventually got the manufacturer to send a color wheel and I change it myself, was very easy...TV works fine ever since. Hope this helps

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Hi I have a Samsung HLN467W, a 46" DLP TV. And after 50-60 minutes, it starts to flicker white, like lightning flashes. But the whole screen is not blank white, it's more like the images are...

It seems color wheel problem in your tv that gets problem after some time and you hear high pitch noise along with picture flicker.
Color wheel need to be replaced to solve this issue. Required color wheel is available with (click to view image of part and price info) and it is job of qualified tv repairman because light engine will take apart for that.
Hope these info will help you.

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Samsung HLP5085W DLP - lamp replaced about 7 months ago. I powered up TV and got strange colors with flickering picture. Turned unit off and triangle symbol appears with lamp showing - needs replacement....

Strange colors and flickering picture symptom shows problem with color wheel and/or dmd board.
Lamp is only light source in dlp tv and it has nothing with colors or picture flicker.
TV goes to protection mode because of some internal problem as mentioned above.
If you wish to repair tv by yourself then you should have service manual copy in hand and that can be downloaded from HERE for small fee.
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Jul 04, 2010 | Samsung HLP5085W 50" Rear Projection...

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Ok i have a 47in samsung hd tv today it started acting funny the picture and colors arent right like there a blue red and green colors its like the main picture is being copied 3x times once by each color...

this issue is caused by a failure in the convergence ic's and possibly a bad resistor and fuse in the circuit if you need instrution on how to change I may be able to help though it is kinda tech heavy

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Problem with Samsung HLN4385WX

These sets have a color wheel in them that has been know to cause this, Many times the customer heres the color wheel bearings failing and think it's a fan failing. The part BP96-00250a is only about $95.00 and since I have changed well over a hundred would call this a easy repair but for the newbie this might be a challenge

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