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HD61LPW163 won't start after replacing the bulb

RCA projection 61" won't start up. we changed the bulb. now it just keeps tring to light up.. but doesn't. does anyone have the schematics on this tv?

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  • idsubra May 22, 2009

    i have a HD61LPW163 manual. the only resets are in the menu. i can't find anything in the manual where it mentions reset buttons or the lamp timer reset.. could you help me find the button?

    thanks

    idsubra

  • idsubra May 23, 2009

    when the lamp went out..there was a loud pop sound. the lamp was shattered inside the bulb. he has tried taking the lamp out and back again. yes i know about the reset with the power cord. we have unpluged it numberous times..from 30 - 60 mins. it flickers when it tries to light. it also make a whirling sound (a low pitch to a high like a siren starting up. there is a light infront of the bulb that light up to a greenish color then turns off a couple of seconds later. then it repeats. he is holding down the trip switch.

    thanks

  • idsubra May 23, 2009

    thank you very much. since neither one of us is an electrician we took the tv to a part time repair guy. he said it could just be the bulb and the gap rate is different .. ours is a 120/1.3 the one they sent was a 1.0. i also sent all your info to the guy. i will send him this info too. in case it isn't just the bulb. we can't order another bulb until next week. the tv is a 05. and we bought it 2nd hand. so no warranty. i really appreciate the info and all your help i will send it to the part time repair guy.

    thanks

    idsubra

  • idsubra May 24, 2009

    as soon as we get the new bulb and it works or not.. i'll let you know one way or the other..what ever was wrong. thank you again.

    idsubra

  • idsubra Jul 14, 2009

    hi vortesh, i just got my tv back and as i said before i would let you know what i found out. well... after getting 1 bulb with not the same numbers on the bulb its self..i sent it back and got an original RCA bulb and when put in it started right up. the 1st bulb was a phillips not an RCA. have people check the numbers on the bulb not just what it says to use. they both were #260962 but on the bulb it is
    D:VIP-100-120/1.3 E23h they first sent a
    D:VIP-100-120/1.0 E23h and that didn't light up.
    thank you again for all your help. i hope this info helps you help others.

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Hi I am Vortash before you go into the back you may find this is just as simple as pushing the Re- set button?.. the manual is available for this set ( same Chasis and interior workings ) under HD61LPW162 at ... http://www.safemanuals.com
hope this is of help if you have any further problems just post on this page and I will be notified I will then download the service manual and talk you through any possibilities .. Regards Vortash

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  • clive pearson
    clive pearson May 22, 2009

    Just a thought check the lamp timer has been re set first .. ?

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    clive pearson May 22, 2009

    ok will check and get back to you asap ..Regards vortash

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    clive pearson May 22, 2009

    HI I have gone over the manual and it keeps going back to the same thing .. if you had no problems prior to the lamp going then you should have a picture .

    It does however say that if the lamp is blinking Red 5 times stops then blinks another 5 times it is still your bulb circuit at fault , it sites as the cause .. Bulb not seated properly not making correct contact in plug .. Lamp door not closed correctly and safety switch not activated try this and get back to me , oh by the way the reset lamp counter is in the menu and you can only do it when it is on ..it is not a requirement to opperate this tv as it is with most others .. Regards vortash

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    clive pearson May 22, 2009

    Also there is a form of reset built into the set it works when you pull the mains plug out wait 30 seconds and replug it in .. Vortash

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    clive pearson May 23, 2009

    AHA you should have said this before , I think you will find the problem is your ballast circuit , I didn't realize your first bulb had exploded yes they can do this just because heat cracks the glass but the can damage the ballast if this happens . I am sorry I thought you meant the previous bulb had just stopped working ( quietly lol ) I am guessing you don't have sound either then indicating the set had actually started . The plug that the bulb fits into has two wires that go back down to a square or rectangular shape box on a circuit board that is usually near the power supply and separate , this will need to be repaired .. and most likely it will have damaged components in the power supply also .. You may be best to phone an RCA service depot and ask them ( if the board is indeed separate as I say it usually is ..) the cost of a new one and if available still , and a power supply also if seperate then all it would require is a block replacement like the bulb module .. I think though phoning an engineer is your best bet .as he will at least be able to isolate which of these two circuits is at fault . however how old is this set .. and is it still under guarantee as I think I remember some RCA sets having up to a 3 year cover for electronic repairs excluding bulbs ..you should check this out .. Sorry I can't be of any more help Best of luck with this regards Vortash

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    clive pearson May 23, 2009

    Your very welcome just wish I could do more but it is difficult trying to explain something as difficult as electronics without a drawing in front of both parties as a point of reference .. best of luck and I really would appreciate to know what was found for my future reference on this set Thanks Vortash

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