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HLN5065W picture turns black and white and shuts down

The picture on the TV turns faded black and white and freeze but the sound stays on like the no problem. when I power down it flashes all three LED lights and then turns back on or tries with fan in back sounds like it is revving few times then big click in back and powers down, then automatically powers up and the picture comes back on it works for sometime and the same problem comes back....what can be the problem please help.

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  • dannybengali Feb 17, 2009

    Thanks I can try that out, I did open it up yesterday and cleaned it out but did not help much. I do hear a humming or whining noise coming from the back..thanks for the help.

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If you want to try to do it your self and save some money, here is a howto for the color wheel... there is also a link on the page to a website that sells the color wheels for under $100 http://www.jangro.com/a/2006/07/24/samsung-dlp-replace-color-wheel/

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Sounds like your color wheel may be at fault. Do you ever hear any unusual noises coming from the rear of the TV? Color Wheels usually make a humming sound as they go bad. This is because the tiny bearings in the color wheel motor have begun to misshape from use and heat. This is a known issue in this TV! Expect to spend $300-500 to have this serviced by a service company. If you have the right stuff, you can do it yourself. If you search the web, you'll find a color wheel for this TV for under $100, but installation can be tricky.

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