Question about Samsung HCM422W 42" Rear Projection Television

1 Answer

How do I know it is the lamp, when the TV wont turn on??

MY 42 in Samsung DLP turned itself off after a couple of hours of playing a CD through the dvd player (blue screen with tracks on screen.). Now it wont turn on. I fear it overheated, adn the lamp might have blown. When I try the power it just shows, then flashes red. But otherwise the light is not blinking or on. I tried unplugging it, moving it to a cooler spot, waiting hours adn days, and it wont turn on. I presume it is some "safe" mode (i hope), or the lamp is burnt. How can I tell? There is no apparent easy way to access the bulb on this set. Im at a loss. It is under warranty, but I dont really have the opportunity to get a technician over to deal with it.
ANYONE have any suggestions? Thanks.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 232 Answers

If the set is still under warranty Samsung will send you the lamp,
look their number up in your owners manual which will also tell you where the access panel is for the lamp, each model is a little different but the owners manual will explain how to change it, not hard to do once you know where the access is, good luck

Posted on Nov 29, 2007

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

M lg bp145 quit playing blue rays but it will play dvds. Why?


Blue ray DVD's are read by a Blue violet LASER. I know that sounds pretty obvious but the colour blue is closer to the upper end of the spectrum and therefore has a shorter frequency and therefore you can generate and read much narrower data tracks. DVD's and CD use an older technology and use Red laser light which has a much wider and therefore less compact track size. So with a lower track density you get less information on a DVD.

The blue laser can be used to read both formats (and CD) but when reading the Blue ray disc the accuracy required is far greater to hit the track. Tracking errors caused by worn gears steppers and spindles can cause the Blue ray to miss the track but still have enough tolerance to read the much wider DVD/CD track.

The laser head isn't one laser, it actually produces two separate wavelengths, one for Blu ray discs and one for Red ray (DVD/CDs)

You can have a condition where the "blue-violet Laser diode fails but the red laser diode is still working. In this condition, it will exhibit exactly the effect you are experiencing.

Apr 14, 2015 | LG Televison & Video

1 Answer

Samsung DLP TV- colors seem to mess up -Faces have green streaks


sounds like you are haveing an issue with th color wheel timing. either the color wheel is bad or the dmd board is bad.only way to know is to have a technician look at it.

Oct 22, 2007 | Samsung HCN4226W 42" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Every time I play Avatar in my samsung blu ray player bd-p1000 the screen on the dvd player says interactive but then it starts playing the opening credits and it wont go into menu mode, I can't do...


We have finally managed to get avatar to play!!!!! We had the same problem. Frustrating I know - but after returning the DVD back to the shop three times, trying updating previously, then waiting for another update from Samsung from Sept (they have not provided a further update) - we are feeling jubilant!

We copied the firmware to a CD disc once again. It did not initally look as if it was loading but if you wait you are asked if you if you want to upgrade eventually. Once you affirm - it takes a good five to ten minutes to process the firmware/ upgrade. It tells you when it has completed. We discovered by chance that you need to then switch off the player and switch back on again for the update to become functional.

Initally we still could not get AVATAR to load as far as the menu screen. We tried newer Blue Ray DVDs purchased December that previously would not play - and now do! To get AVATAR to play we switched off & on the blue ray player with the disc still loaded a couple of times and each time we got a little further towards the functioning menu screen.

A lot of messing around, so be sure you have the time available to persevere!

Dec 09, 2010 | Samsung BD-P1000

1 Answer

WHENVER I PLAY AUDIO CD / VIDEO CD WITH DVD-FP580 DVD PLAYER, TV STARTS FLIKERING AND CD TRACK JUMPS AND DVD GOES OFF AUTOMATICALLY. I AM SURE MY TV IS O.K. BUT IT SEEMS THERE IS PROBLEM WITH DVD-FP580...


Ask for a repair man to check it. There is a problem on the circuit that the dvd player system detects and automatically shuts off to avoid further damage.

Oct 21, 2010 | Samsung Televison & Video

3 Answers

DVD will not play just get a blue plus sign coming down the display after th DVD sign graphic. TV screen shows digital and no disc. Any ideas lease?


is it a burned disk? if so your dvd player might not be able to play that type of dvd... i know sometimes also scratched ones won't play at all as well... of course also make sure everything is plugged in correctly and if it does this with more different dvds then there's something wrong with the player itself... which i hope is not the case as those are very difficult to fix yourself

Jan 13, 2010 | Samsung HT-X200 Theater System

3 Answers

Samsung blue ray player loads dvd but goes to slideshow setting


We just figured this out. We had already tried to update the firmware through the blu-ray device itself directly from the website. For some reason, that was not successful. We had to download the latest firmware from the samsung site onto our computer and then burn it onto a CD. Then we used the CD to load into the blu-ray and updated it's firmware to handle some newer movies we had purchased. It now is able to play the problematic movies. The samsung site has instructions for doing this. Good luck.

Dec 24, 2008 | Sharp BDHP20U Blu-Ray Player

1 Answer

Magnavox DVD Video Player DVD609AT


DVD609AT:

The manual is available at Philips website, the number for more info in manual is out-of-date; the new number is 1-800-605-8610


This unit has a problem when playing dual-layer discs of some kinds - read the warnings on the Magnavox website - playing the wrong kind of disc will cause an error that will require svc/repalcement to fix

Playable Discs
This DVD Player will play Digital Video Discs (DVDs) and Audio CDs. In order to play a
DVD or Audio CD on this DVD Player, make sure the Disc meets the requirements for
Region Codes and Color Systems as described on this page. Also, the Discs should have
the following logos and should meet these standards.
• CD-ROM
• Compact Disc-Interactive
(CD-I)
• Compact Disc-Recordable
(CD-R)
• Digital Video Disc-Video
Recordable (DVD-VR)
• DVD-RAM
• DVD-ROM
• Super Audio CD (SACD)
• Photo CD
• Video CD
• Video Single Disc (VSD)
Digital
Video
Disc
12 cm
12 cm
Approx. 4 hours
(single-sided)
Approx. 8 hours
(double-sided)
Approx. 80 minutes
(single-sided)
Approx. 160 minutes
(double-sided)
20 minutes
8 cm
8 cm
(singles)
Logo
Maximum
Disc Type Contents Playback Time
Sound
and
Pictures
Audio
CD
Disc Size
Sound
74 minutes
Disc
Segments
DVDs are
divided into Titles,
which are divided
into Chapters.
Titles and Chapters
are numbered.
Audio CDs are divided
into numbered Tracks, i.e.,
a track may be one song.


Unacceptable Discs
If you insert an unacceptable type of disc, “Please insert a playable disc” will appear on
the TV screen. Also, “- - - - - “ will appear on the DVD Player display panel. Insert a
DVD or Audio CD. The following Discs will not play on this DVD Player.

• CD-ROM
• Compact Disc-Interactive
(CD-I)
• Compact Disc-Recordable
(CD-R)
• Digital Video Disc-Video
Recordable (DVD-VR)
• DVD-RAM
• DVD-ROM
• Super Audio CD (SACD)
• Photo CD
• Video CD
• Video Single Disc (VSD)

May 28, 2008 | Philips Magnavox DVD/VCR Dual Player

2 Answers

Samsung DVD-SH853M HDD/DVD Recorder/Digital Receiver


Make sure you are not using DVD+R dics - the player won't play these. It is OK with DVD-R.

Jan 21, 2008 | Samsung DVD-HD950 DVD Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
Samsung HCM422W 42" Rear Projection Television Logo

63 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Samsung Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

76100 Answers

Jerry Greenberg
Jerry Greenberg

Level 3 Expert

1691 Answers

Ekse

Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

Are you a Samsung Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...