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Toshiba 62HM195 needs a new light engine

This set needs a new light engine after 2 years of use.  Is this normal and should the repair cost 500. labor pluse pards of 456.00

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  • jvan Feb 13, 2008

    The lamp is not the problem..The term is light engine.  It costs 456.00 for a new one.  Lamps cost much less.

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This is a DLP type TV and if you mean the lamp, that is not a bad price however:
Projection TV makers charge an arm and a leg for their replacement lamps. They make it easy to do but as a result the custom lamp assy is expensive. The trick is to just buy the bulb for your model TV from any number of us aftermarket sources at a fraction of the lamp price and install it in the old lamp yourself. really easy. Some models are real bulb hogs though. Look them up on the net (include the word complaint or repair) before you buy, or you might be sorry. Many class action lawsuits out there - even against some of the name brand makers.
Hope ya fix it!

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  • Greg Collins Feb 13, 2008

    That is actually a good price for a light engine. Most cost over a
    $1000. It is not normal for it to need replacing but
    unfortunantly, is not uncommon either. If it overheats cause of
    the lamp getting hotter as it ages, or the ventilation gets plugged, or
    the temp sensor is bad, then the plastic housing on the light engine
    warps and the whole thing has to be replaced. Toshiba may do this
    for you under warranty. Even if it is beyond the 1 year period,
    lots of the companies with this problem are extending the warranty
    period. Call them and be persistant.

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