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Humming noise in Toshiba television

I have a loud humming noise in the Toshiba 46HM95 TV. I'm pretty sure it's the cooling fan as it starts right away as I turn on the TV, and continues for a period of time after turning it off until the unit indicates it's no longer "hot". I saw another post indicaitng the fan is only $50. Is this easy for a consumer to replace or am I better off scheduling service?

The TV is 2 plus years old, I've had 2 light bulbs replaced early on and now this. It would appear Toshiba TV's are junked based singularly from my experience, and would like to pursue reimbursement from Toshiba, but so far their Customer Service will do nothing. Please let me know if you can assist.

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  • bkdisandro Aug 31, 2008

    humming noise while tv is on and while tv is off not the cooling fan

  • Anonymous Oct 11, 2008

    Ditto. Same type of hum. Sadly, our tv is in a vacation house with no local service.

    Is this something an owner could do on their own? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Where would we get parts and how could we fix it? Thanks.

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    same thing here, im on my third lamp and now it sounds a though the light engine is junk as well. its very loud and very annoying. i have had trouble with this piece of **** right out of the box and Toshiba could cae less. im at my whits end with their customer service

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    I already replaced the bulb and am now having humming noises. Piece of junk Toshiba.

  • pesto1 Nov 29, 2008

    I was working on my color wheel and dropped it, unfortunately it shattered. Has anyone found replacement parts. If anyone is getting rid of an old color wheel (even if it is humming) let me know, I just need to get the color disk and don't want to purchase an entire light engine.

  • auby1987 Dec 10, 2008

    I have an older style Toshiba. It makes a really loud high pitched humming noise any time the screen seems to get bright, or show a light color. I can make the humming stop by setting the color prefrences on warm and by turning the contrast all the way down. The TV is then extremely dark and I want to know why this happens or how I can fix it. Any help is greatly appreciated!



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My 46HM95 was humming also, I have the extended warranty and the company came out and diagnosed it as the light engine. the part was backordered and it was just fixed today, it was ordered back in February. Problem was solved.

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