Question about Projection Televisions
Please help with my recent problem of the TV Magnavox 50ML8105D/17 Projection DLP HDTV playing normally (picture looks bright and clear) then after a couple of minutes of use the power cuts off and the error lamp indicator red light on the front display panel stays on (no blinking - solid red).
I can turn on the TV again but the same problem happens over and over....
Is the projection lamp going bad?
Thank you for your help and expert input!
I replaced the projection lamp and added a small fan at the right side vent to help pull the air through the set. This cured the problem.
Bur, recent, my set has a green tint to the picture. Hunam faces look pale green, like in th Wizard of Oz. Any ideas?
Posted on Oct 22, 2010
As far as the overheat light is concerned on these. Pull the 2 vents off both sides of the tv and clean them out. They will probably be full of dust. This prevents airflow through the TV and makes the fan work harder. I have a problem with mine where the DLP light comes on when the TV shuts off. I don't want to guess with a 100 dollar bulb. Does anyone know how to test the DLP bulb or what else I can check so I can watch TV again?
Posted on Jul 26, 2010
Hate to tell you this , but your lamp fan is bad
Posted on Jul 10, 2010
I've been having the same problem. I tried the fan in the back and dissconnecting the sensor behind the light but i'm not sure if it was the right one? Was it the rectangle one with the yellow wire? please help
Posted on Aug 22, 2008
I had the same problem...I took the back panel off the tv and took a small desk fan and mounted it so it would keep the bulb extra cool...IT WORKED! I left it like this for about a week. It shut off only twice after about 4 hours of on time. I then disconected the small white ceramic sensor on the back side of the light. (there is a plug conecting it, just follow the wire to it) It has been about 3 weeks now and I have not had the tv shut off yet. (disclaimer...could start fire from over heating? try at your own risk.) If it works for you buy a new sensor.
Posted on Apr 01, 2008
Many problems can cause this symptom. The only thing I can suggest is check the cooling fans. If they stop or are running slow because of dust they can trigger the shutdown.
Posted on Dec 31, 2007
I replaced my lamp yesterday 3/26/08 and still have the same problem. I kept turning it on / off before I replaced the lamp. 10 or so tries and it would stay on. I believe this eventually burnt out my lamp. Fans are clean/ new lamp, same problem. Another forum I read mentioned a firmware upgrade? Any advice.
Posted on Mar 27, 2008
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