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Hello I have a samsung hd tv model # hLn617w The TV turns on and 3 lites flash, the temp,lamp,&timer lite. the manual tells me the 3 flashing lites indicate the lamp buld need replacing ? I got this TV for free from Craig list it is only 2 1/2 yr old. I am trying to figure how to test the lamp, see if this is really the problem ? wehn i tutn the tv on it seems to sound like it is getting warmed up to turn on and nothing happens except the 2 flashing lights..no picture at all comes on ? Is this possible the problem ? I see the bulbs range in price from $99 to $240 - why the high cost and why auch a price variant? Thank you very much for helping me solve this problem Willy C - Stoughton Ma

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Bad lamp will cause 90% of problems you can take it out to see if it is broken filament is usually shattered

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