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Ballast / Color Wheel?

First of all, I should mention that this is my first attempted DLP repair.

I have looked over the Service Manual and have made some very solid progress (I feel). I'll let you know what I have done so far and what I'm stumped on.

From "ATC336_Manual_lite.pdf"(which I got from another guru here (thanks))

Flow Chart "No Video - A"

Applied AC power, achieved normal boot up sequence, Began start up. Did instrument start normally and display video? :P Obviously not, onward to "No Video - B"

Flow Chart "No Video - B"

Did Color Wheel Spin? No, I have removed the lamp assembly and made sure to close the "Lamp housing safety circuit" and observed up close that the Color Wheel is NOT spinning.

Possible Light Engine Reset Failure ->
Remove AC power CHECK ->
Disconnect HDMI Cable to Light Engine CHECK ->
Apply AC power and wait for boot up signal to complete CHECK ->
Connect to any monitor capapble of Composite VIdeo Dislpay CHECK ->
Visible Video on Monitor? YES (I see a black screen with a few fuzzy white lines)
DM Module Ok
Go to Light Engine Troubleshooting chart
^
PROBLEM #1 (this is the same step I would have went to if they Color wheel DID spin, which leads me to believe that The said above steps should have "Fixed" the color wheel not spinning problem

Light Engine Troubleshooting Chart

Successfull Booth Sequence (5 blinds, Power LED stays on)
Color wheel Spin NO Remove AC and check Color wheel connectors and Color Wheel (I cannot figure out how to actually GET to the Color wheel)

Noting Problem #1, if the said steps had supposed "Overlooked" the color wheel not spinning... next box for Light Engine Trouble Trouble shooting?

Problem #2 Did Lamp Turn on? (Lamp Fan Start) Oddly, the FAN does start spinning but the Lamp does not start.
Continue to Light Engine TS - B

Remove Lamp CHECK ->
When boot up sequence is complete; turn on.

When the lamp strike occurs do you hear a tick? No, the ballast does not tick as it attempts to strike lamp arc.

So I guess the primary question here is Does the Color Wheel have to turn in order for the ballast to strike the lamp?

If so, does this mean the wheel needs to be replaced; if so; anyone have a diagram of how I un-house it?

If the ballast IS the problem; would a fixed one solve my problem and also make the Color Wheel turn again?

If I need any manuals with this response; my e-mail is Irsikd@aol.com

Thanks tons in advance!!!

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blueextc3221
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SOURCE: New problem... replaced color wheel and lamp still won't work

This set has had issues with the power supply. It may have defective capacitors. This would require disassembly and replacement of parts.

Do you have test equipment and a service manual?

If you have a repair shop
do the repair, your cost may be $300.00- $400.00 to repair.

Parts and manuals can be purchased at:

www.tritronicsinc.com

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Color is wrong after color wheel replacement

I am not sure about your model but i do know on some samsung dlps there is a dip switch that has to be changed if you have the backwards color after changing the color wheel.I hope this helps.

Chris

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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SOURCE: wont turn on

light engine... lots of money... https://www.encompassparts.com/webwiz/wwiz.asp?wwizmstr=WEB.SEE&partnumber=5396908&smodel=HD61LPW42

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

techman
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SOURCE: how can i check my lamp ballast in a rca scenium

are you sure when you replaced the lamp you seated it correctly, no really hapens all the time so dont feel bad. also another common error is the lanp door is not seated or closed and locked properly that is the most common problem that happens after a lamp is replaced, or the new lamp is bad never throw out your old one as somr dealers will give you what they call a core refund , they reuse the case around the old lamp. some can be worth as much as 50 to 60 bucks!!!
Larry Dillon
(AKA) (TECHMAN)

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

noobcybort
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SOURCE: DLP Won't Finish Power-up Cycle

hello!

Yes replacing the lamp would do the trick because the Heaters or guns have become weak .


Good luck

Posted on Dec 05, 2009

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ekcnoel
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SOURCE: have sound but no video,

Yes sir the problem is the color wheel try to replace it. Remove the lower access panel from the back of the set. To the left of the lamp housing, you see the color wheel. Unplug the two leads and, using the Torx screwdriver, carefully remove the three screws that hold the wheel to the lamp housing. Good day and best regards.

Posted on Sep 03, 2011

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