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Not the lamp!

I having a problem with my tv not turning on. I have a toshiba 62hmx84 cinema series, not even three years old! I replaced the lamp five months ago and everything was working fine until a few weeks ago. I thought it was the lamp again because I was getting the same blinking lights and was having the same indications like I did the first time. So I replaced the lamp and still got no picture. Is there a next step I can go to or part to replace before I call a service guy? Sometime it turns on and sometimes it doesn't. Any suggestions would be helpful........Thanks.

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    Is it very difficult to change the ballast on a Toshiba 62hmx84?

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I would concure with tvtek on this one. See if you can see a kind of spark or ignition flash on your ballast module. It looks like sort of fuse the diamiter of a pencil and maybe 1/2 inch in length.

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The ballast is available by its own and the part number is 23122468. There also could be a defective saftey swich or possibly a fan has stopped working or not giving the possible feedback that it is rotating. I would have a technician look at it but at least you know the ballast is availble on its own.

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If the lamp did not cure your problem you have a defective optical block. This includes the ballust for the lamp. On Toshiba sets the the ballust comes with the optical block and connot be purchased seperately. Prices vary acroos the country and from shp to shop but you are likely going to spend about $800 to repair this.

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