I hope that someone can shed some light on this this problem. There is a buzzing noise coming from a fan I believe under the lamp in the back of the TV. I checked for any dust in that but it seems clear. I am not sure if this is a common problem and if I can replace the fan or whatever the item is myself or not. Thanks for any info you can give.
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This sounds like your color wheel. this will affect the colors on your screen. Do check your lamp though, at 4 months you still should have a good lamp. Unless you have a bad ballast affecting the lamp as well. If you hear a rapid clicking or an electrical buzzing type noise. "ballast"
There is a fan beside the lamp chamber in this TV. There should be 4 fans total, and the one beside the lamp chamber might be making some noise. They are all bearingless fans, so the noise should be relatively low-pitched "whirr" if it is the fan. If the noise is more of a buzzing sound, it could be coming from the lamp driver (ballast) or from the lamp itself. Lamps tend to do strange things toward the end of their life.
If you have never changed the lamp, it is about time. They have a 2.5 -3 year life span with average use.
One thing you can try is to turn the TV on from a cold start, and watch inside the vent areas beside the lamp chamber. If you hear the noise before you see the lamp light up, then it is probably a fan. If it starts as soon as you see the lamp light up, it is the lamp or ballast.
If the sound, sounds more like a Hum with some vibration chances are the Cooling fan located behind the lamp is going bad, about $20 to repair, if its a high pitch hum most likely the Color Wheel and if thats the case about $30.
Good luck, my fan just went bad now seeing green dots everywhere, so debating on just junking it out or fixing it, with winter coming on might just breakdown and buy LCD and say the heck with DLP from now on.
Good luck to you..
A friend of mine does warranty work for samsung ,name is chip call him if you need too! 256-778-0300, most of the time when lamp needs replacing set will not play,the fan behind lamp is there to keep lamp cool when playing ,DO NOT touch lamp if you do this will leave fringer print and lamp will burn your inprint on it when hot!!! then you will have to replace lamp ,they are not cheap.replacing lamp is fairly easy, besides i really dont think lamp is your problem,most likely it would be fan making noise.