Is it a flex tube instead? thats what the toshiba b.s. artist told me on the phone,he sounded like he could care less about answering my questions...I replaced the lamp about two years ago, and I have already ordered a new one that is a phoenix tb25 lmp that was $114 with the housing...I think the old one was $85...so if it is not the lamp when the new one arrives is this fixable or do I toss a $2500 tv in the trash??
Okay, so I don't trash it...what would keep the tv from powering on then??I tried the original remote and the cable remote and the tv won't turn on at all...does that explain anything? I hate to keep asking, but the closest Toshiba service place is about 45 minutes away...just trying to narrow it down and consider all my options
okay the first time the bulb went out a few years ago, the green light blinked ten times, and the tv powered off, every time I tried to turn it on. Now, the green light is staying on the ENTIRE time, and the red light is blinking CONTINUOSLY, hence the dilemma I am having in wondering if it is the same problem...would that indicate a ballast problem, and if so can i fix the ballast or must it be serviced? where do you buy a ballast, as all the sites I see only seem to sell the lamps with or without housings?
Alright, it has to be the bulb because I did what you said and I can now turn the tv on and get sound, just no picture...the new bulb should be here hopefully tomorrow so if I have any issues I will let you know...Thanks alot buddy, you were very helpful and hopefully I will have a tv back in working order soon!!