Question about Samsung Televison & Video
To begin with, lets remember the thumb rule - if the cost of the repair is more than half the amount of the actual product, it is better to go for the new one.Average life of these products are between 7 - 9 years. So, if you have already used it for 5 years - more often it would work for 2 - 3 years more. Spending $500 is absolutely not worth it in long run.
Now, Regarding lamp - there is no way to detect that. Once you spend around $150, then you would know the actual result. The other thing to be taken into consideration - Do you have electronic repair experience. Replacing lamp on Samsung models are a big pain. It is not as easy as it seems to be.It could be a faulty Lamp, bad capacitors on either ballast or power supply. Measure ballast input voltage 240 - 300 volts.If you have not replace the bulb in 5 years, then most probably it is lamp. Then it would be worth replacing lamp.There are certain places where you could buy the part and if that would not solve the problem, you could ship or return it .Obviously, you need to pay shipping or pay back charges.
Regarding the other TV, i would appreciate if you post another question.
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Posted on Sep 19, 2010
Your first TV that got freeze has problem with system control chip that is mounted on DMD board, now DMD board comes along with light engine that would cost you approx $300 plus labor so now you have an idea that repair could cost you $500 to $600
Your second tv got problem with DMD Chip that generates image in light engine and it would also cost you approx $300 plus labor.
Hope these info will help you to decide about repair both tvs.
Posted on Sep 18, 2010
This is certainly the problem of the lamp. Replacement of lamps will solve the problem.
Posted on Sep 18, 2010
If problem was the lamp, then the TV would have simply gone to stand by , with the lamp indicator on. The TV staying on with lamp indicator,
Picture freezing, sudden and random loss of picture with TV not going into protect standby may be caused by a defective ballast (the board supplying power to lamp), but also main PSU and main Pcb controller may cause the same problem.
Since the condition is not reflecting any common fault, the TV must be tested to find out the problem. Replacing the lamp may fix the problem, but since the TV is not displaying standard replace-lamp conditions, there is no assurance that replacing lamp will fix the problem.
If lamp does not fix it, next part in line is ballast, but again, more parts may need testing.
Before buying parts I suggest calling Samsung at the number listed on the owners manual and asking a quote on repair.(see contact us - SAMSUNG )
Alternatively replace lamp, but some of the conditions described are not normal behaviour when lamp is simply over.
Here parts: Samsung HLR4667WAX Parts List
Posted on Sep 17, 2010
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