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I. Am having the same problem with my tv. Samsung

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I. Am having the same problem with my tv. Samsung HLT6176SX/XAA MC#
B32T3CKQ201142D SL#
PH01 version
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Sam Dennis Bradley replied 1 year ago.

THIS SET IS KNOWN FOR BALLAST PROBLEMS CAUSED BY POWER SUPPLY CHECK TO SEE IF THE FILTER CAP ON THE BALLAST IS PUFFED . IF IT IS YOU MUST REPLACE THE POWER SUPPLY AND BALLAST . IF YOU REPLACE THE BALLAST ONLY YOU WILL BE BACK IN ABOUT TWO MONTHS. i NORMALLY REPLACE ALL THREE ,POWER SUPPLY ,BALLAST AND LAMP . IF YOU SEE THE LAMP PUFFED AT THE BASE (INSIDE) IT IS DAMAGED AND WILL NOT LAST LONG. IF THE POWER SUPPLY AND BALLAST IS REPLACED IT WILL FIX THE SET. (IF THE BALLAST CAP IS PUFFED AND I BET IT IS)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where is the ballast located
Expert:  Sam Dennis Bradley replied 1 year ago.

Its hard to tell you exactly but I will try my best...The ballast has two large size red wires that come out of a usually black component which is square or rectangular and located where the lamp plugs into the large red wire plugs of the ballast. When you locate it look a the capacitor and see if the top if it is pooched. A capacitor is a cylinder shaped component with a minus sign on one side.

Expert:  Sam Dennis Bradley replied 1 year ago.

The ballast board has aluminum metal (heat sinks) on it

Expert:  Sam Dennis Bradley replied 1 year ago.

The ballast board is usually about 6-7 inches long and 4 inches wide

Expert:  Sam Dennis Bradley replied 1 year ago.

Here is a picture of the ballast CLICK HERE

Expert:  Sam Dennis Bradley replied 1 year ago.

Here is a picture of the power supply CLICK HERE

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK I'm in I cannot see any bulging what I be looking for
Expert:  Sam Dennis Bradley replied 1 year ago.

Take a look at the picture of the ballast and at the bottom right corner is the capacitor round on top shiny round on top with the ink dot on it...See if it is puffed up ...it is suppose to be flat on top

Expert:  Sam Dennis Bradley replied 1 year ago.

You could rub your finger across the top...be sure the tv is unplugged of course

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't see any bulging on the capacitor
Expert:  Sam Dennis Bradley replied 1 year ago.

That's fine the ballast is still bad and the power supply too.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok. Those links you sent me for the parts are those going to be the best prices I could find
Expert:  Sam Dennis Bradley replied 1 year ago.

You can try a search on Ebay but be sure the numbers of the boards match. Begin your search with the model number on Ebay...HLT6176SX/XAA

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Sam Dennis Bradley replied 1 year ago.

Those links are for reference because they don't have them in stock

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Replacing those parts did not fix the problem.