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I have a Samsung 50 in that I aquired from family model

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I have a Samsung 50 in that I aquired from family model HLT5076SX/XXA
THAT when plugged in power to ON ,- fans run for about 3 seconds and then cycles off . and the two of the three flash on the front the STANDBY /TEMP flashes "RED" and LAMP lamp lights flashes GREEN.( the timer LIGHT middle does not stay on pat inital power ON
i stopped the fans and can hear the color wheel spin< its quiet, the back i have off
i see nothing at the ballast ( like it is attempting to fire up the Lamp, ) and nothing on the screen
How do I test Lamp? is there a way
would the unit Normally have any audio -if the lamp is BAD or Ballast ?
or if either is Bad --defaults to shut unit down and not continue the powering up of the entire UNIT
IS IT worth Even trying to fix or -trash it
bulbs are cheap -if bulb is bad is audio still work?
thanks RJ
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Anthony_Infotech replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is Anthony
Thanks for the Question and thank you for requesting me
Firstly all 3 lights must be blinking on the front of the set please look carefully many people for some reason think only two are blinking
Secondly if you cant hear the ballast fire the lamp (sounds like a fizz/buzz click)then the ballast is bad, you should also be able to see the flash from the ballast with the lower back off.
You can get a new ballast from or
A positive rating is appreciated thank you