I have a toshiba 52HMX95 DLP HDTV that i bought about 2.5 years ago. Just recently I noticed that the tv has about a 1 inch think gray line that goes down the middle of the screen. Everything else works perfectly and this line is very hard to see when there is a dark picture, but when the picture is bright you can clearly see it. It almost looks like a shadow of some sort. We just finished moving and I didnt notice it until after we moved, so did something maybe happen during the transport of the tv? Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.
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I have the same problem with my 65HM117. Funny, but it started just when I was getting a FREE repair for a Samsung LCD tv with bad caps on the power supply about the same age as the 117. The problem according to Samsung tech (who was kind enough to look at it while he was here) is the DMD (digital mirror device) chip, the "processing" part of the DLP (Digital light processing). Suggested I call Toshiba. Toshiba rep, obviously not in the USA, told me Toshiba doesn't make DLP's anymore "because of all the problems." They apologized repeatedly, repeatedly pointed out the unit is "out of warranty," but NO help or recal even though they know they built a product with defective, unreliable technologyl. Bottom line, Toshiba lost a customer but SAMSUNG has one for life! I'd repair it, but can't find the part number for the board with the DMD...
My Toshiba dlp 62hm116 was used for 3 months then stored for 2 years, I turned it on yesterday and it makes a loud grinding noise which I think is probably from the exhaust fan area and the picture is black except white at both vertical sides. It worked fine the last time I used it 2 years ago. Any ideas?
The wiring may have fallen back onto the fan or that may never have been the problem at all. A common problem for DLP TVs is the color wheel motor. It will hum and change pitch especially as you power the TV on or off. Its an expensive repair in this TV because Toshiba does not sell it independently from the larger, more expensive light engine assembly. Don't allow this to fall out of warranty! Call the extended warranty company and tell them that the repair was not effective and that you want this resolved promptly before the warranty expires.