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3 blinking lights no visual...just bought new color wheel

I had a broken color wheel before and i just replaced it with a brand new one.  It worked fine for about 3 weeks.  Now sometimes no picture will come on and I will get the 3 blinking lights like I did before when the color wheel was broken.  Sometimes after a few hours or even minutes later, the picture will work fine.  Anyone know what the problem is with this inconsistency?

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  • decal211 Oct 23, 2007

    never replaced the lamp...starting to feel like these projector TV's are more trouble than they are worth



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Recheck those plugs from color wheel to dmd bd, when was the last time you replaced the lamp?

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  • tvray Oct 24, 2007

    yep, and those lamps are cause of 90% the problems i see anyway



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