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Samsung 61 inch DLP

Hi, My picture looks like its bleeding into a negative (X-RAY)looking pic. I heard and read about lamps and color wheels but I have no tech knowlege. TV also staring to hum. The color really changes to a pink on hues. Watching Leno's face go in and out like a x-ray in color. Need help

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Needs color wheel. What's the model #?

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It is a DLP type set and if lamp comes on but other issues, I would first remove the lamp and look at the color wheel that faces it---looking for any broken or missing segments----often but not always the wheel will produce a fan like or high pitched sound as well.


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I have a 43 inch samsung DLP tv 2004 model# HLN4365W, I was getting a black and white picture, so i replaced the color wheel which was broken. It worked fine for a couple of days then there was no picture,...

No picture on a DLP when you can see the lamp is working is ALWAYS the DLP chip. BECAUSE you recently replaced the color wheel, i suspect that the LVDS/data cable to the light engine was not plugged in well and has come loose. I suggest checking and rechecking every cable and plug you can find.

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Replaced the balast, tv not longer turns on and off but now it has a kind of pulsing picture. Am I looking at a new bulb? a new color wheel ? or some other surprise that I haven't heard about?

Lamp is possible especially if the ballast was bad--it powers the lamp.
Color wheel will usually display some issues--high pitched whine or fan like noise---with the lamp removed look where it faces--color wheel is there--any broken or missing pieces and it is the problem---

The wheel is directly connected to the set---set will detect if wheel not moving or moving too slow etc and almost instantly turn the lamp OFF.


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After the tv has been on for about 30 minutes the picture starts flickering really bad and eventually will go completely white like where it looks kind of like negatives? it works perfect for that first...

The colors wheel could dies at any time of the tv life,at any monent without any period of times.The colors wheel run at RPM spinning revolution are 1000 RPM a min. to make colors for this tv.The problems u discribing are one problem of the effect of the colors wheel is dying and worn out.The colors flashes like film negative,the picture flashes Black&White withtin the picture.Replace the colors wheel again,will solved this problems.

Nov 20, 2010 | Samsung HLN617W 61" Rear Projection HDTV

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No picture on my samsung 61" dlp.

The color wheel if bad enough, will cause the lamp not to light. If the lamp is truly bad, you can't usually tell by just looking at it unless of course it is broken.

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Black and white screen...

The color wheel can cause a black and white picture but not the jumpy or negative look.
Those symptoms are usually caused by the DMD assy which drives the color wheel and is somewhat expensive, most of the time you can purchase the whole Light Engine which includes the DMD assy for the same price.

Mar 20, 2009 | Samsung HLN617W 61" Rear Projection HDTV

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I have a Samsung 61 inch DLP tv. Was very happy with it for the past 3 years. Lamp went out in Feb. Got a new one and replaced. A few weeks ago, it started making a screeching noise. Fans were ok,...

It is b.s. but it's not only samsung that have poor reliability. At least they have some customer service. Some new brands are a nightmare. I would suggest changing the ballast first, and if that doesn't do it, you're probably looking at a dmd board which is very expensive. Only other thing I can say is to try removing and reseating the lamp switch again. Also listen for the color wheel to start up a few seconds after you push power on. Color wheel is started by dmd board, lamp is driven by ballast.

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Samsung 61" DLP 3 Blinking lights.

all 3 lights blinking means lamp has a fault the service manual says replace the lamp. If you need the service training manual for that model let me know and I will post the link as the training manual has excellent trouble shooting breakdowns for that model DLP

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