TV Repair Questions? Ask a TV Technician
No parts replaced ever.
No noises, only the blue light flashing...
I cannot turn it on or off, all I can do is plug it into the wall, and unplug it.
This is what happens when I plug it into the wall:
It clicks and makes another short noise and the flashes steadily for about a minute, then another click by itself and then flashes 6 times slow and then 5 times fast.
After this, nothing happens if I push the blue button or the remote button. All I can do is unplug it from the wall.
Your TV needs a new lamp, which is actually good news. I say "good" because this is totally normal. The lamp is a consumable part, much like the light bulbs in your home... and just like a light bulb, the lamp is user-replaceable.
Go to dlplampsource.com or encompassparts.com and enter the TV's model number. The lamp should run you about $180 to have it shipped pre-installed in the housing. You'll be able to save $30-$50 by ordering the bulb by itself (no housing), but take my advice and spend the extra money; it'll make install much easier.
Please don't go to eBay or similar, and if the website has "cheap" in the title, it's bad news. Don't try to save money on this, trust me. Much less than the $180 I quoted you, and you're buying a counterfeit or factory reject, guaranteed. OK?
Your user's guide should have replacement instructions. Let me know if you get stuck.
More questions? Just ask. If not, please click "ACCEPT" and leave me positive feedback! If you don't plan to leave positive feedback, please do not click "ACCEPT." Instead, please let me know what else I can do for you!
Kindest regards,Dan T.
Please look into this website where this lamp is sold and let me know what you think:
Ok, LampSource offers BARE lamp only at $169.00
Encompass offers the following (see below). First it says $186.95 but at the very bottom says Equivalents Bulb only $129.69 What is the difference?
Ok, I'll order the one from LampSource for $169 right now.
Also, I read the whole user manual and it does not tells you how to replace the lamp. Can you give me instructions?
Thanks. This video teaches me how to replace the lamp inside the housing only. Do you have anything else like a diagram that shows how to open the TV and get the housing out?
Also, am I in any danger of getting a nasty electrical shock doing this?
Sorry for the many questions, but I have never done anything like this before and want to make sure I do things the right way.
Thanks again, you have been VERY helpful so far and I really appreciate it.
I just replaced the lamp as advised and my TV is working again!!!!
I'm going to press the "ACCEPT ANSWER" button now, have a great week.