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HL-P5O63W : Rear Lamp Cover Error!

I have a HL-P5063W also. It is from August 2004 and few months ago the image started dimming. So i got a replacement lamp and put it in. But then the lamp fan became very nosiy every time i would turn the tV on. It would make a very loud sound like it is winding up and down. I tried putting the old lamp back in and got the same problem. SO i figured it is a fan issue and put the new lamp back in. But now the Lamp and Standby lights are flashing indicating a lamp cover issue. The lamp cover is on the back and properly secured.

What could be cuasing the tv not to start up or not to sense the cover is on?


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  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    Where is the rear lamp switch? I know when i was putting the door on it sounded like something plastic snapping and/or falling. Im afraid maybe that is what broke? Does anyone know where it is or have a picture so ic an check...and if so any way i can fix this?

    If it is the color wheel what is my solution? The sound is defientely coming form where the fan housing is located...but who knows what else is over there.


  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009


    Thanks for the response. If it is the color wheel how do i solve the problem? The sound was coming from the area where the fan and fan housing is. Is the color wheel in the same place (im assuming so since the lamp faces towards that area)?

    As far as the rear panel goes. Can you tell me where the lamp switch is located (and/or provide me a picture). When i was reinstalling the door after putting the new lamp back on I did hear what sounded like plastic snapping and falling. I quickly opened it up again and checked but failed to find any broken plastic or determine what was broken. But after that i started getting the rear panel error. Maybe if i can find the switch i can permanently fix it up so that way the tV can turn on again if that is the problem.





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That my be the color wheel you are hearing
They will make a huge whining noise
The lamp door also had issues the lamp switch must be in the up position when you put the door back on

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