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This DLP tv have a colors wheel.The tv colors wheel,it dead.Have loud humming sound,motor noises and pictures flashes black&white within a picture.The colors wheel is dead and is spinning off of it axis and hitting of it sides motor walls.Tv must require a replacement of a colors wheel.Hire a tv tech. to do the job.The tv colors wheel is hard to replace.The tv colors wheel sit behind many manchanical parts,must take out even before u even can replacement the colors wheel itself.
You may not see any deterioration in the picture when the color wheel begins to go bad. The noise will get louder and eventually, it will shut down or the wheel will shatter while the motor continues to spin. If that happens, you'll have a black and white picture.
If its a Samsung DLP that is mercury vapor lamp driven, its a safe bet the color wheel is going bad.
with lamp out (door closed) the ballast should "strike" or give an arc sound, trying to fire the lamp. If it does not do that maybe the color wheel is not spinning up - has to do that first.........then the set will try to fire the lamp
The color wheel is the most common problem when it comes to noise from DLP's.
To determine if it is a color wheel or fan:
Turn on the set.
When the noise starts, turn off the set. If the noise goes away within 5 seconds, then the color wheel is bad. If the noise goes away after one to one and a half minutes after the set was shut off, then one of the fans are making the noise.