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Sharp DLP No picture

I have a sharp 65DR650 DLP, I have sound but no picture, green light blinks a few times then red light blinks and the T.V turns itself off, I have replaced the lamp and still no picture,  This is a T.V. I got from Costco

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  • jon6007 Jan 15, 2008

    Loud whiring sound before complete failure. TV repairman says it is the color wheel. (65DR650)

  • raffij Jan 20, 2008

    I'm having the same problem with my 56DR650. unfortunately its two
    years old and past warranty. i found some info on instructables on
    taking out the wheel but doesn't cover that part anymore.
    I found the optical board at one other place for about what I paid for
    the TV.

  • mikescc Feb 25, 2008

    Color wheel making noises, TV finally stopped working. Sounds like Sharp has stuck quite a few customers with this problem and refuses to address it unless you want to buy $1,700 part that is more than the value of the set new and no way do I want to pay for the same issues that start in a year after purchasing. When is the class action suite starting and how do I join on? This really is poor business even for a fly by night firm, Never have another Sharp stuck into my house!

  • Jenaaz Mar 27, 2008

    We also have this same Costco television, I called Sharp and the error code validated it was the lamp but Sharp has this item on backorder and so far it has been 9 weeks and no ETA. I decided to call and did you know they will fix the tv for free as long as your Costco memebership is current. It is called Costco Conciege Service and they were awesome, no questions asked, Tech Support was great!! They did have a few problems finding the lamp in stock but they also gave me the option to return, and emailed me a duplicate reciept since it was bought online ( grandfathered into old return policy since it was bought end of 2006). So after a few days of searching for a in stock lamp we decided to return last night and upgrade to a Samsung 50inch 1080p Plasma that was the same price as the Sharp, but this morning I did get that promised call from saying they found the lamp and it was being Fed-Ex, I kindly thanked Richard and told him we decided to return but we did purchased the new tv at Costco since we love the idea that they extend the warranty of the manufacturer and their service was great.

    So for all you Costco shoppers having tv issues, give Costco a call they can save the headaches and repair your product. I will renewing my memebership for sure!!

  • ddohert May 31, 2008

    I have the same problem as many many others (loud hum). Does anyone know if there is a class action suit on this or how to go about getting one started.

  • 3dsoul Nov 19, 2008

    I also bought mine at and they found the order in their records. Just like jenaaz I can bring it back and get like $1000 refund as a cash card and i can put it towards a new tv. I am really happy with costco's service. also, thaanks to jenaaz for showing me how to deal with this.

  • mclinn Dec 24, 2008

    My Sharp 56DR650 is two years old and has completely stopped working. The repair person tried replacing the lamp and the balast but neither worked. It has hardly been used. Is there any solution?

  • fraige06 Jan 13, 2009

    same problem

  • tddezso Mar 29, 2009

    The last 2 weeks 3 times we turned the TV on and there is no picture. We try unplugging, pressing remote buttons and sometimes by chance (after an hour or so) a menu will appear and we can get a picture. It is only about 6 months old...warranty was 3 months :) .

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Vivitek tv, no picture no sound, green light blinks 3 times red light blinks 2 times



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I have a sharp 65DR650 and it is showing a message in the screen (replace lamp) is it something that can be replaced, if so, where can I buy the lamp and whats the aprox price???

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I have a 56DR650 and it does them same thing. It is still under warranty but where i bought it, they said they can no longer fix it so they are giving my money back. the problem has to do with the color wheel inside.

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