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Looking from back right hand lower corner--some models you remove the fan grill

Samsung... | Answered on Oct 01, 2012

be carefull its done in the service mode with tv on press mute 1-8-2
under one of the service menus press enter on lamp clear then power off to get out of service mode

Samsung... | Answered on Oct 01, 2012

This is a known problem to Samsung. A chip has gone bad and Samsung was replacing them at no charge a couple of years ago. Google this problem and try to locate a contact number and call them. If they are still covering this issue they will send a tech out to repair it in-home.

Samsung... | Answered on Aug 15, 2011

It is not just the light that causes this, if u check ur circuit board u will probably find some capacitors with swollen or poped tops, replace them and verify that the power supply does not heat up excesively or produce a burning smell when switched on, check resistors and capacitors. This should help.

Samsung... | Answered on Jun 12, 2011

change your tv board

Samsung... | Answered on Jan 11, 2011

Ensure that the TV is off. It may be advisable to unplug the TV as well.
2 Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the single screw affixing the lamp cover (the small, grill panel on the back of the set) to the chasis. There is also a grill that is held in place by tension. Just "pinch" the thumb clamp on the bottom of the grill and slide it out. This is the same procedure you would perform to change the lamp, except in this case you will not need to remove the lamp itself.
3 Inspect the spring-loaded blue safety switch to ensure it is making good contact when the panel is secured. The switch should deflect downward when the panel is replaced. If the contact with the panel is suspect, very gently bend the metal bracket on which the switch is mounted.
4 Replace the grill cover and the lamp door, and continue to enjoy your TV.
5.Check some basics first. Make sure the sleep timer on your TV hasn't been turned on, telling your set to turn off at a certain time. If your DLP TV is acting erratically, Samsung recommends turning the set off and unplugging it for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes plug it back in and turn it back on. Unplugging the set resets it, and that may fix the problem.
6 Check your power supply. Make sure your Samsung DLP is securely plugged into a working outlet. Plug the TV into a different outlet to see if the problem still exists. Make sure that a fuse hasn't blown in your house or a circuit breaker hasn't flipped.
7 Replace the lamp. If your Samsung DLP is shutting off or won't turn on, a bad lamp is the most likely cause. To replace the lamp, remove the lamp cover from the back of the TV by removing the screws with a Phillips screwdriver and slide it out and away from the TV. Remove the screws on the lamp assembly and slide it out of the TV. Disconnect the old lamp and insert a new lamp into the assembly. Slide the assembly back into place and replace the screws. Do the same for the lamp cover.
8 Check for signs of overheating. Samsung DLP TVs generate a sizable amount of heat. If the components inside the TV get to hot, the TV will shut itself off as a protective measure. Make sure your DLP is out 12 inches or so from the wall. Make sure that all of the vents on the set are clear of any obstructions. Allow the TV to cool down for 30 minutes before turning it back on.
9 Contact Samsung. If none of the above tips help, it's time to contact Samsung, as the problem is likely something that should only be fixed by a qualified service technician. More serious problems may include a bad power supply or a bad ballast. Attempting to repair those yourself will void your warranty and may cause more serious damage to your set.

The safety switch exists so the user does not accidentally remove the lamp door while the TV is on. Doing so could, theoretically, result in burn or electrocution. This spring loaded switch causes the TV to shut down when the door is opened.
Since the TV's chasis is plastic, expansion and contraction can cause the switch to lose firm contact with the lamp door. The TV's behavior could then be such that after being on for a while (getting warm) the plastic expands and the switch loses enough contact to cause the TV to shut down. The frequency with which this phenomenon occurs is not only dependent on the internal temperature of the TV, but also the ambient temperature of the room as well as the relative tension on the switch itself. The user's perception is that the TV starts up fine, but then "randomly" turns itself off after being on for a while.
If you have recently moved your TV, it is very common for random shut-downs to occur. This is because the move has shifted the flimsy plastic chasis of the TV, thereby loosening the contact between the lamp door and the switch.
Make sure your TV is off and cool when performing this procedure.

Samsung... | Answered on Aug 31, 2010

First remove the back panel of the set. Then hold the blue safety interlock switch in the up position. A rubber band works well. Then turn on the set and after a moment look on the Right side of the Light Engine and see if the Lamp Fan ( The Larger Fan) is rotating. If it is not, then it is bad and needs to be replaced. It it is OK then check the other two smaller fans for rotation. There is a bad fan.

Samsung... | Answered on Apr 14, 2010

Hi,Is your tv between 6000-8000 hrs or 2-4 yrs, and are getting the 3 led lights.If so it might be time to replace the lamp.Your part # will be BP9601472A and you can find it here: http://www.discount-merchant.com/Samsung-HLM437W1X-OEM-Replacement-LAMP-BULB-p/samsung-hls5087w-lamp-sm.htm and here's the instructions to replace it: http://www.fixyourdlp.com/guides/samsung/BP96-01472A.php Have a blessed one!

Samsung... | Answered on Mar 22, 2010

remove the back cover u will see the fans one for the ballast and the other for the lamp

Samsung HL... | Answered on Jan 08, 2016

Sounds like a door switch is not making proper contact--or has been damaged. Check the lamp door switch and see if it is properly seated and the pin on the door is hitting the leaf of the switch.

Samsung HL... | Answered on Nov 26, 2014

You need a color wheel--common on these sets. Get a real phillips bulb and you should be set for awhile. The cheap generic bulbs are fine to get you through a few MONTHS....but NOT much longer. . An E22H-120/132 watt lamp is correct--and if you can replace just the bulb-(NOT hard at all to do) it will save you a LOT of money.

Samsung HL... | Answered on Nov 26, 2014

just from personal exp the easiest thing to do may fix or at least make it better. if u see puffed and leaky caps on power supply replace capacitors. if really dusty clean. both previously mentioned and both helped me. my tv was completely dead and replacing caps got it to power back up and work. it takes two trys to come on but works great so far. then i cleaned every nook and cranny with a small vacuum hose and different size/angle brushes that could be attached to hose. i only took out the psb board with caps and didnt touch anything in there that i could mess up. just cleaning helped enhance the colors. right now this is the best picture ive had on a tv and it was completly dead when i got it.

Samsung HL... | Answered on Jul 30, 2014

Check all your input cables & be sure they are snug on both ends, also check all your wiring connections inside the TV. you may have not gotten something back correctly or properly.

Samsung HL... | Answered on Jul 25, 2014


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