TV Repair Questions? Ask a TV Technician
Welcome! I'm Dan, a TV repair pro with more than 10 years of experience in consumer electronics troubleshooting and repair. I'd be happy to help!
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You have a HLS5086WX that works fine for 30 seconds...
Then you lose video. 10 seconds later, audio goes out.
Then all 3 LEDs blink at you?
Is that right?
And the TV is... about 7 years old. Have any parts ever been replaced?
Have you done anything to remedy this, yet?
No parts have been replaced.
OK. During the 30 seconds... how is the picture?
Good? Coloring OK?
Picture is slightly darker than before.
Any odd noises when it's up and running?
Whining, or grinding?
I had noticed whining a few days before it went out.
How loud? Really screaming at you?
Or more mild?
OK. Might have a color wheel issue coming in the next year or so, but I wouldn't cross that bridge just yet.
Let's talk about why the TV is shutting down...
The TV's lamp is dying.
And needs to be replaced.
That's actually good news... totally normal occurrence for a 7 year old TV like this.
I'm surprised you got 7 years out of it... most folks get 3-4.
Anyway... we just need to replace the lamp, and you should be up and running here.
OK. What is the process for lamp replacement.
Very easy. It was designed to be user replaceable.
I'll give you two links... one for the lamp, and one for the replacement.
Sounds good. Expensive?
Just a minute for the replacement link.
Yes, a little.
I can live with that.
OK, here's the link for the replacement...
On page 128.
Very easy... just a screwdriver and maybe 10 minutes.
I'll give it a try.
Then you should be good to go.
If you get stuck, just let me know!
I'm online pretty much everyday, off and on.