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Samsung HLN617W TV made loup popping sound. Pulled the lamp and it's fine. However, behind the glass window that faces the lamp are several broken fragments of glass. Is this a broken color wheel?

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My Color Wheel did shatter, I was able to replaced it myself and it fired up again. If you replace it yourself, take your time and document each step and label everything. It takes about 1 - 2 hours from start to finish

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If it is it will be the first I've heard of one shattering... The CW spins at 7200 rpms and at that speed anything is possible. What color is the glass?? Clear and it's not the CW.. My bet is on the lamp. Does the lamp fire up?? You need to do a bit of investigating and let me know and I'll try and help..
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My 46" Samsung TV -

The first thing to do is with the set unplugged remove the lamp the set uses (customer replaceable) and examine it to see if shattered inside.

Lamp door is either on side or rear of set, once door is removed you will find the lamp cartridge which is secured by two brass screws; with them backed out grasp the handle on the cartridge and pull lamp and cartridge out.

Do not touch the face of the lamp but look inside the glass--if it looks like a 1950s style flashbulb with bits of broken glass, you have found your problem.

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Samsung hln617w dlp tv won't turn on. Red temp

Had similar problem. Thought it was the lamp. Examined old lamp but it appeared to be good. Ordered a new one anyway. Changed the lamp but the TV screen would not come on. It would make the usual noise as it was going to come on normally but it would cycle 3 times & then turn off. The LED lights in the front panel would indicate a defective lamp. Then read about the ballast. Changed the ballast & still same problem. Tried starting the TV without the lamp installed & noticed that the color wheel did not spin. Removed old color wheel & discovered it was broken. This appears to be the cause of all of my problems. I wish I new earlier of the test-turn on the TV without the lamp being installed & check to see if the color wheel is spinning. Would have save money on the lamp & ballast.

Apr 08, 2010 | Samsung HLN617W 61" Rear Projection HDTV

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Here is what I would do if I was you.

Remove the lamp---it is customer removable---- The color wheel will be able to be seen--it will face the front of the lamp.

In case you do not know the color wheel is a round plastic wheel with different colored segments--

What you are looking for is are any or most of them shattered--anything short of the complete wheel will cause the lamp to go off---set will detect the wheel not moving correct and shut lamp off---color wheel turns at over 12,000 rpm.

Some sets you may need to use a small mirror to see the wheel.

If it is damaged you can based on your model number find one on the internet--lots of places sell replacements.

There are also several sites that have printed and even Video instructions for the replacement of the wheel--this is the least expensive way to get this fixed. Most of the wheels run from about 90 -130 dollars plus shipping.

Confirm actual model number and VERSION number that will be on a label on the right side and or the back of the set.

I am here to help people--let me know if you have any questions.

If this information helped you, rate this solution as I do this here for free.


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I bought a SAMSUNG model HLN617W from the thrift store and everything seems to be working fine except for an annoying buzzing sound that appears to be coming from the rear bottom right side near the lamp....

i had a tv of mine make an annoying ringing sound    I found it to be a fixed coil that was supposed to be held still with hot glue    if i touched it with the plastic end of a screwdriver the sound went away    you may have to take the tv apart and touch components one by one with a plastic device to try to locate the noisy part

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When I turn off my Samsung DLP it makes a pop and a sound like ''Glass breaking'' about 1 to 2 seconds after the picture and sound has stopped.

Hi,it sounds like its the lamp,when it goes out lamp will pop and you'll hear glass inside of it.Make sure you get the original Philips lamp.Also check the color wheel here;s how to take it out: It might be that color wheel is broken and that's why you hear glass breaking because it might still spin broken.God bless you!

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Most likely for this symptom is the lamp. If you'd like you could sit behind the set and have someone turn it on, you should hear the color wheel spin up and then you should hear the ballast try to fire the lamp, it makes a small arcing sound. If the lamp doesn't light the process starts over again.

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Hot to test tthe lamp bulb Samsung tv

bad lamp will cause 90% of problems you can take it out to see if it is broken filament is usually shattered

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