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I have a samsung HL-R5067W and it is making a LOUD GRINDING/VIBRATING NOISE. The color is distorted and fades in and out.

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Noise you are hearing can be the fans inside with bad bearings and or what im assuming given the info you gave.More likely the motor inside the optics engine (color wheel) is making noise..This will also cause picture problems..very expensive to repair..

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I have Samsung DLP TV 50 inch HL-P5063W

First thing to look at is the color wheel this model uses--usually it will make a high pitched fan like sound but can make a grinding sound also.

If it slows down from the 12,000 or so RPM speed it will cause color issues.



Apr 02, 2012 | Samsung Projection Televisions

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I was watching tv then heard a loud crashing or smashing sound, then the tv went black. Now there is no picture and the lamp light on the front of the tv keep blinking.

Sounds like your color wheel is busted...

This was not an expensive part nor too much of a complicated process on my hl-r5067w (see here:, but you'll need to figure out part source and process differences on yours.

Good luck!

Nov 07, 2010 | Samsung HL-R6167W 61" HDTV

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I have a HL-R6168W about 5 years old. It just recently started making a loud fan/vacuum like noise when the tv is on. Also the picture is distorted meaning the color is bad, greenish blue and hazy. The...

You may have a couple of problems.The shading is probably caused by a defective light tunnel, Samsung is covering the cost to repair this problem on certain models. You can call 1-800-samsung to find out if it is covered. The noise and color distortion sound like the color wheel is also beginning to fail. Both of these components are inside the light engine and I would recommend not trying it yourself.

May 23, 2010 | Samsung HL-R6168W 61" HDTV

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Loud hum and then an even louder grinding noise that sounds like something in a fan...Samsung hl r6167w

this is more than likely the color wheel is failing and needs replaced happens on dlp units frequently I would suggest replacing the color wheel should fix the problem

Jan 24, 2010 | Samsung HL-R6167W 61" HDTV

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I have a samsung HL R5067W DLP TV. the fan makes loud noise and runs eradically (spins up and spins down) any suggestions? Is fan bad?

Hi, have you removed rear covers and verified it`s one of the fans ? Those sets are notorious for loud color wheels, we have replaced 2-3 fans but we`ve replaced 50 color wheels, light engine has to be pulled to replace cw so call and get an estimate first so you can verify which has failed but my moneys on the color wheel, good luck, video-tek

Jul 01, 2009 | Samsung Projection Televisions

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Dec 14, 2008 | Samsung 50" Slim-Depth DLP HDTV

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HL-P5063W vibrating and won't turn on

i have had this happen to me several times in the field, and if it is what i think it is, you are not going to be happy =(

inside of a DLP type TV, there is a device called a 'color wheel'... it is essentially a disc made up of different colored glass that spins really fast. this disc has 3 or 6 (depending on make/model) pieces of colored glass like pieces of a pie affixed (read: glued) to a hub.

what happens sometimes is that one of the pieces of colored glass flys out of the hub, and causes a massive unbalance in the spinning wheel, which causes the hum/vibration, and since the colored glass is missing, the colors will be all messed up.

if this is what happened, then your television will require a new DLP engine.

Dec 08, 2008 | Projection Televisions

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