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I have a RCA m61wh74s that the fans come on but the lame

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i have a RCA m61wh74s that the fans come on but the lame does not light. I have replaced the lamp got the lame from shop jimmy. though i had a bad lamp so i sent it back and got a new one but still no lamp light
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Anthony_Infotech replied 9 months ago.

Hello

Welcome

Is there any lights lit or blinking on the front of the set please?if so which they should be labelled on the set

Anthony

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

no just a blue power light

Expert:  Anthony_Infotech replied 9 months ago.

There is a process the set follows BEFORE the lamp fires so the first thing is the fans which you can hear, the next thing that happens is the color wheel spins up to 9000 rpm you may be able to pick that whirr out if you listen carefully then the ballast fires the lamp the lamp comes on so if there is any break the lamp wont come on and the set should shut down usually to blinking lights on the front of the set so you are sure the lamp is not lighting because if that blue ON light stays ON the set is not shutting down?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

i am sorry the blue light is blinking 4 times

Expert:  Anthony_Infotech replied 9 months ago.

Yes you have a color wheel or ballast issue one of those will need to be replaced is this something you think you can do yourself?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

yes

Expert:  Anthony_Infotech replied 9 months ago.

There is little info on this model please take a photo of the inside of the set and upload using the paperclip on your toolbar the color wheel and ballast are available , where did you get the lamp from please?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.