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RCA HD61LPW42 runs for an hour then pic goes out

About four weeks ago, I had the tv on for about 3 hours and suddenly the picture started having bright white flashes in it and then the fan died down and picture went to black (still had sound). I waited for about a minute and then the wound back up and picture came back on. Worked great for about 15 minutes and then did the same. Since then this is what it continues to do. If I turn it off before the pic goes out and leave it off for about ten minutes, I can view for about 30 minutes before it starts happening again. RCA tech said it was my bulb. I replaced it and it still does it. Can you help me?
thanks!!


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  • olarzaga May 06, 2008

    can the lamp power supply be replaced as easy as the lamp?

  • olarzaga May 06, 2008

    do you think the problem with my tv is the lamp, not the power supply?

    because i already know what lamp unit my tv needs. In Fact, I just bought it


    please reply

    oal

  • olarzaga May 07, 2008

    I want you guys to know that I really appreciate your help!, but you can understand the amount of frustration experienced so far.
    I have a couple of questions:
    a) after replacing the lamp, should I leave the TV on for at least a 24 hrs period?
    b)what are the symptoms for a TV that needs a new power supply rather than just a lamp replacement?

    thanks

  • olarzaga May 07, 2008

    the DLP lamp unit number of my TV is 265103
    a) can I use the instructions link you sent me before even thought that part number is not mentioned there?
    b) can you send me info regarding power supply replacements (instructions and parts availability)?

    thanks again for your kind help!


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Its power supply may be faulty

Posted on May 06, 2008

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    Kleanthis Mavropoulos May 06, 2008
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    Kleanthis Mavropoulos May 06, 2008

    Determine Your DLP® Lamp Unit Part Number



    use the following link to find parts available

    http://tv.rca.com/en-US/DLPFindLamps.htm

  • Kleanthis Mavropoulos
    Kleanthis Mavropoulos May 07, 2008

    According to the symptoms referred, lamp replacement will restore the regular operation. See instructions at link below
    http://fixyourdlp.com/blog/?p=3



    IMPORTANT: The bulb should be handled with a clean cloth to avoid any dirt or oil. Our hands are naturally oily…this is a no-no for these lamps. It doesn’t hurt to do a final wipe with a clean, non-abrasive, lent free cloth before reinstalling your lamp. Alternatively, you can wear a pair of latex gloves



    Also

    http://tv.rca.com/en-US/DLPRepairGuide.h...

    When should the lamp be replaced?

    You probably need a new lamp if there is no picture, but you can hear audio and the power light on the front of the TV does the following; blinks, pauses for about a minute, blinks again, pauses again, and then flashes for about 1 minute. These symptoms may also occur if the lamp unit is not seated properly or the lamp unit access door is ajar

  • Kleanthis Mavropoulos
    Kleanthis Mavropoulos May 07, 2008

    I dont think it is necessary to leave tv on for 24 hours.

    A faulty power supply may cause abnormal operation as it may produce ripple or unstable or interupted output depending on the specific fault.

  • Kleanthis Mavropoulos
    Kleanthis Mavropoulos May 07, 2008

    Here is a DLP lamp unit number of your TV link

    http://www.lcdprojectorlamp.net/265103-B...

    See chapter 5 page 61 of user guide for more information.

    I dont believe that power supply section can be found as complete part to be replaced.

    This would also raise the repair cost too high.

    It better must be inspected or tested by authorized personell and repaired if necessary.

    In general replacement of electrolytic capacitors over 100 V on its board may correct some problems of old TV sets.

    In some cases looking for cold solders at board bottom and resoldering components solve problem without component replacement.

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sounds like another crappy color wheel issue, just like my samsung hln617w.

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