I have a 5 year Samsung HLP5063W DLPTV. I replaced the DLP-TV lamp assembly 6 months ago. Now there is a problem which occurring more requently, wherein the video screen consists entirely of small plaid rectangles (approx 17 boxes vertically by 20 boxes horizontally). If I turn the TV off for a period of time, it eventually resets itself. There seems to be no set pattern for when this happens. Do you have any suggestions on what is causing this problem, and a possible fix? Thank you very much!
No information on this in the trouble-shooting section of the manual.
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Does it do this on all inputs?
Does it affect the on screen menus?
It happens on all inputs (HDMI, Component1, Component2). When it happens you cannot see any screen menus.
It sounds like your light engine is failing. I would suspect the digital board or the DMD board.
It could be overheating. Are all your fans good?
How many fans are there? Can I check to see if they are working?
If it is the digital board or the DMD board - are these major and expensive items to fix?
The fans are probably ok because the TV's circuitry monitors their rotation.
The boards are a few hundred each. Hold on.
The DMD is $600, the digital is $540 :(
I would probably have a qualified Samsung tech take a look. It may cost you $80 but would save you hundreds
Is there any way to determine which board is bad and how labor intensive is it to change?
Not too hard to change if you are handy with a screwdriver....
A few hours work....
Is that a few hours for the Samsung tech?
It's sounding like it might be time for a new TV. Don't know if I want to put $500? into
this one and then have something happen again.
Thanks for your help! At least now I feel that I can make an informed decision.
I would check the DMD board fan.
If you can. It is inside the set but as I said previously, if it was stopped, the TV would tell you.
Make sure the back of the set is lint/dirt/dust/hair free and no vents are blocked.
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