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Samsung 61" DLP 3 Blinking lights.

Samsung 61 inch dlp tv. No picture with 3 blinking lights in the front. Just replaced bulb and color wheel 1 year ago.

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  • vivekknair May 11, 2008

    Hi, I have the same prob for my HLN617W1X/XAA, . Can you pl post the service manual. Thanx

  • MartyrMI May 11, 2008

    I have had my Samsung HLN617WX/XAA for almost four years. I was watching it the other night, when I heard a snap, and the TV went off, including the audio which is connected through a Denon receiver. I saw in the instruction manual that the three blinking lights meant the bulb was no good. After checking it, I ordered a new bulb assembly.

    The new one went in and stayed lit for about 5 hours. This time only the lamp and temp lights were blinking (but only after having the TV on for about 5 minutes), and the audio stayed on. I have contacted Samsung parts to replace this bulb due to it being defective.

    But, I was wondering if

    1) the TV itself could be causing the lights to "blow". Both of them had broken glass from the piece in the center that holds the filament. (The TV power supply runs through a Monster Power HTS2600 to clean the supply and prevent surges).

    2) are these lights that sensitive that some of them just don't work, or is quality control that bad?

    3) should I be looking for another cause? The TV was fairly dust free when I opened the light door, but I did not open the back to check the fan area. I don't understand why the temp light will blink if the light itself is not on and generating heat.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.

  • tongfong May 23, 2008

    I also have the same problem with my HLN617W tv. can you please post the service mannual. Thanks!

  • brianwmcdona Dec 31, 2013

    Hi Sonny, do you have a link for the manual for a HLT675WX/XAA ? Still giving me problems to start up until it's warmed up.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    I've taken the rear cover off (and held the kill switch), when I plug in the tv, the will start to light up for a couple of seconds and then goes out. It'll do this about 3 times... Then quits and I get 3 blinking lights on the front. Bad ballast? Color wheel?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    The veritical band is about 1 to 2 inches wide and appears to be purple/blueish color. I had a TV repairman replace the lamp and ballast about 3 days ago.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    I replaced the light bulb behind the tv but I still get flashing light on front of tv but I still get no picture


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All 3 lights blinking means lamp has a fault the service manual says replace the lamp. If you need the service training manual for that model let me know and I will post the link as the training manual has excellent trouble shooting breakdowns for that model DLP

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  • Rickdawn5800 May 25, 2012

    I have same issue. Sometimes it turns on but not too often. I don't hear colt wheel spinning or starting up. But when it does turn on picture is perfect!

  • Rickdawn5800 May 25, 2012

    I meant color wheel!

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    Douglas Peck Oct 27, 2015

    Please send me link for service training manual, Samsung Hlr6167w/6178w 61-inch Widescreen Hdtv Dlp Tv That would be very helpful.

  • Michael Nowak Nov 06, 2015

    Please send me a link for the Samsung dlp HLS 6767 Wx service manual. Thank You in advance. :)


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