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Will my lamp still turn on if my color wheel needs replacing? How will I know if it is my color wheel or ballast that needs replacing??

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If the color wheel doesn't start rotating or get up to the proper roatation speed then the lamp will never fire.

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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SOURCE: TV will not turn on, Have three blinking lights, lamp won't turn on, color wheel isnt spinning.

the color wheel wil need to be replaced soon if it is doing that. it could be then DMD board as will.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Ballast or Lamp?

my tv is also turning off and the three light keep blinking. the tech came out and changed the lamp and was ready to leave and then the tv started to flickering again. He then said that it was the light engine and it would cost about 1000 dollars to fix. Is it something that I can replace?

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SOURCE: ballast or color wheel next?

The color wheel will normally spin-up even for a brief moment when the set is powered up. I have not seen a color wheel go out with a lamp. I have seen a ballast go bad with a lamp. I would replace the ballast first. You did not state wheather the color wheel was noisy or not. On the Samsung DLP, the color wheel is normally very noisy before it is gone. I hope this will help you.

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: how to replace the samsung HLN5065 W color wheel.

Be sure to label your wirers when disconnecting, it really is easy to change out the color wheel,thats what I had to do to mine another expert on FY did post How to replace Color Wheel see if you can find it they did an excellent job on that Post.Color wheel is located in front of the Lamp, Pull lamp out and use a flash light you will see it. You will also have to pull the chassis out good enough to be albe to reach color wheel .Good Luck with your Repair.

Posted on Jul 02, 2010

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The color wheel will normally spin-up even for a brief moment when the set is powered up. I have not seen a color wheel go out with a lamp. I have seen a ballast go bad with a lamp. I would replace the ballast first. You did not state wheather the color wheel was noisy or not. On the Samsung DLP, the color wheel is normally very noisy before it is gone. I hope this will help you.

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WHAT A DEAL . THERE IS A $400 CORE ON IT SO YOU WILL HAVE TO SEND BACK YOUR NEW BALLAST AND LAMP TO GET THE CREDIT BACK.
WHEN I GIVE A QUOTE ON THESE SETS FOR REPAIR MOST OF THE TIME IT EXCEEDS THE VALUE OF GETTING A NEWER BETTER SET.
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This will have to be narrowed down to a specific problem. I would try the easiest things first. First check the lamp. Is it bad or just starting to go bad or does it just need to be reseated with the ballast? If the ballast flickers when turning on your TV, then you will know it is the lamp that is not working or the ballast may need to be replaced. If that is not the problem next check to see if the color wheel is spinning or broken. If broken, it will need to be replaced. If not spinning it is the DMD board that is bad. The color wheel is plugged into the DMD board. If the DMD board is good it will spin the color wheel, that is what will start your lamp. When you lamp starts, you have your picture.

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