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Symptoms started with dark picture and eventually ended up with intermittent picture and no picture. i replaced the bulb (less than 8 months old). I now have a picture but it is still too dark. what now.

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  • dlabass Jun 04, 2009

    how do you distinguish between light engine and ballast problems?

  • dlabass Jun 04, 2009

    will the faulty light engine cause the bulbs to fail. the bulb i replaced was apparently bad because the supplier agreed to replace under warranty.

    looks like light engine in five year old TV is not worth replacing. im seeing price around $800 and you can get a new mitsubishi for $1300


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OK, this is a faulty Light engine that is producing these symptoms unfortunately. i will place the part number below so that you may prepare to order or request a repair. this defective Light Engine will need to be replaced asap if possible.


RCA Part Number: 263223(Light Engine DP)

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jun 04, 2009

    A bad ballast will cause your set to click continuously for 5 clicks then, it will just shutdown. a bad light engine produces a very dark picture. sometimes, there will be sections of black spots as well and dark corners but, the most common will be dark or dimmed picture. it will go blank over time.

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jun 04, 2009

    You ballast is fine if your set will power up. if you can visibly see the dark picture, your ballast if fine. Its the light engine that is your issue and, not the ballast.

    It would be cheaper if it was the ballast but, this is not the case.


  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jun 04, 2009

    Yes, this component is very expensive. i do agree.

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jun 05, 2009

    Please rate and have a great day:)

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