Once my tv gets warm the red lamp pushes to the right creating a green band 2 inches wide down the left side of the tv. this also causes a ghost image, one green, the other red. the problem has corrected itself last night so i dont think heat has to much to do with it, however when i turn the tv on after being off for awhile it is fine. 2 minutes in the red shifts to the right and hasnt gone away today? Any pointers?
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The answers above are correct. It's either the lamp or the color wheel. Testing the lamp is pretty straight forward. Use an Ohm meter to see if the it's filament has continuity. It's unlikely that a good color wheel would fail immediately after changing the lamp. Look to see if some wiring is out of place and rubbing the wheel causing the noise you described. A jammed but otherwise good color wheel would cause the TV to shut down and display an error code.
That means that the lamp may be defective and the TV needs service. You can replace the lamp yourself. The code is on the right side of the TV and on the lamp case. Get a replacement using this code from the store where you bought the TV or a Samsung Service Center.
Once you have the correct lamp (the wrong one may damage your TV), make sure your TV has been off for at least 30 minutes (cool down). The cool down will not happen properly if the TV is plugged into anything other than a wall outlet.
Open the lamp case and take out the old lamp and replace with the new one. Do not touch the glass with your hands and do not insert any objects into the case. Do not leave the old lamp near flammable objects or where children can access it.
the reflecting mirror is likely loose and falling down inside the light reflecting tube. you should have seen the band getting darker and larger, the small mirror is in front of the lamp and bends the light, remove the lamp and look down the tube (light path)
This unit has a chonic issue with corruption in the eeprom that causes spots and shadows. The correction is to find some service center that has the jig to hook up to your unit and correct the eeprom. This is an extended warranty issue with Panasonic and if you contact them they should be able to refer you a qualifed service center and Panasonic will pay.