Question about Toshiba 46HM95 46" HDTV
I have a Toshiba 46HM95. After having the TV less than 4 months we replaced the bulb. We have had no problems since then. We rarely watch this TV maybe 5 hours per week. I turned it on the other day and the screen is blinking green. The actual image (ie. from the cable box, video game console, VCR, the regular antenna & the TV menu) does not blink I have tried every variation. The blinking is in front of the image shown on the TV. The indication lights on the front of the TV show no problems. I really need help or direction to what is going on. I contacted Toshiba & the customer service rep had never heard of this problem. I also called Steele & Vaughn (an authorized Toshiba repair shop) & they said that something inside the TV had more than likely came apart & needs to be welded back together. What could this be?? We have only moved the TV once & that was over a year ago. Please help!! Thank you very much for your time & expertise.
Late info but that is a color wheel for people having that problem, it either flew out a part or the motor is failing and can't keep the phase correct. what is sad is this would be a 100 buck part for other brands of DLP TV but Toshiba is modular and the color wheel is in the light engine module and that ups the price to 500+. If you are inventive and careful you can take the color wheel from it's motor and relube the bearing, I have had luck with high temp lithium grease. And there was a class action lawsuit about bulbs failing too soon. The UHP bulbs do some times fail early but Toshiba is known for it
Posted on Jul 08, 2010
More than likely, as with almost EVERY 46HM95, it's your light engine or color wheel (same thing) starting to go out. The piece alone will run between $500 and $750.. Install prices depend on where ya go. And don't let the Toshiba rep lie to ya. That person might not have known the problem, but Toshiba as a whole has heard about this problem and known about it. If you've searched the internet for the same problem, you'll see that almost everyone that has bought this TV gets the same response from Toshiba "Never heard of it" or "it's out of warranty, tough luck" I'm surprised there hasn't been a class action lawsuit yet.
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
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