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Samsung DLP Problems

The Tv turns on and off after viewing for about 30 minutes then repeats on and off in another 20-30 minutes. I then turned it off. the next day it made a sound and the screen went black. must of blew a light.

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  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    My experience with this TV was very good for the first year and half. However, the TV now turns itself off at randome with no warning.

  • jeaker Jan 13, 2008

    When I turn the TY on, it powers off after one or two minutes. This continues as I attempt to power on for the next 10 to fifteen minutes. The set finally turns on and stays on. The picture is normal and so is the sound.

    The set is tthree years old. The TV has operated flawlessly until one month ago.

    Do I need a new Projection lamp?

  • mlee9999999 May 07, 2008

    My samsung is DLp4663 DLP, replaced a new lamb, did not turn on after one week, exchanged the lamp with the seller, and he did testing, and found out that the lamp is ok, the problem is my TV, he said probably the power supply problem
    don't know how to fix it



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Possibly thermal sensor,ballast,or the lamp or all of the above,or the main pcb could be the culprit

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Ensure that the TV is off. It may be advisable to unplug the TV as well.
2 Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the single screw affixing the lamp cover (the small, grill panel on the back of the set) to the chasis. There is also a grill that is held in place by tension. Just "pinch" the thumb clamp on the bottom of the grill and slide it out. This is the same procedure you would perform to change the lamp, except in this case you will not need to remove the lamp itself.
3 Inspect the spring-loaded blue safety switch to ensure it is making good contact when the panel is secured. The switch should deflect downward when the panel is replaced. If the contact with the panel is suspect, very gently bend the metal bracket on which the switch is mounted.
4 Replace the grill cover and the lamp door, and continue to enjoy your TV.
5.Check some basics first. Make sure the sleep timer on your TV hasn't been turned on, telling your set to turn off at a certain time. If your DLP TV is acting erratically, Samsung recommends turning the set off and unplugging it for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes plug it back in and turn it back on. Unplugging the set resets it, and that may fix the problem.
6 Check your power supply. Make sure your Samsung DLP is securely plugged into a working outlet. Plug the TV into a different outlet to see if the problem still exists. Make sure that a fuse hasn't blown in your house or a circuit breaker hasn't flipped.
7 Replace the lamp. If your Samsung DLP is shutting off or won't turn on, a bad lamp is the most likely cause. To replace the lamp, remove the lamp cover from the back of the TV by removing the screws with a Phillips screwdriver and slide it out and away from the TV. Remove the screws on the lamp assembly and slide it out of the TV. Disconnect the old lamp and insert a new lamp into the assembly. Slide the assembly back into place and replace the screws. Do the same for the lamp cover.
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If you have recently moved your TV, it is very common for random shut-downs to occur. This is because the move has shifted the flimsy plastic chasis of the TV, thereby loosening the contact between the lamp door and the switch.
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you have the same problem I have. The problem is fixed by changing the new light bulb. The problem appears again after 1500 hours of use. You can keep buying new light bulbs or avoid it by not buying another Samsung TV.

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