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Dan, Master Tech and Repair Facility Trainer
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Experience:  USAF trained; A.A.S Electronics; A.A.S. Education; Currently teaching advanced troubleshooting and repair for the DoD.
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Changed lamp still not coming on Is there another part that

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Changed lamp still not coming on
Is there another part that could be the issue? Ballast?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Hello, Where did you purchase the lamp from and for how much?

Also, what exactly does the TV do when you press the power button (fans fire up, click sounds- do ANY of the lights on the front of the set blink- if so, which ones)?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Starts to go fan kicks on but picture never goes on
Lamp light is on timer light as well but goes off
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Than shuts down
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Where did you purchase the lamp from and for how much?

I also need you to elaborate on the lights- ONLY Lamp light and Timer light? Additionally, Lamp light is STEADY and Timer is BLINKING?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here's pic
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

That would be all three lights on. Are they steady or blinking?

Also, I've asked a couple of times- where did you purchase the lamp from and for how much? I would not ask if it didn't matter.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Blinking both lamp and timer got lamp at bulbamerica
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Bulb America for how much- $35, $110?

Also, what were the symptoms before you replaced the lamp?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Picture was not coming on
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Okay, back to those lights- Lamp and Timer ONLY blinking is not shown as a code.

Are you certain those two are blinking and Standby is lit steady?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
All three blinking
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

That points to lamp failure- and offhand the leading cause of that is either a faulty lamp or the lower cost units- since they're not built to spec and in many cases won't light up at all. Before moving onto thinking the ballast, or power supply (your next two likely culprits), are bad- I would strongly suggest sending that lamp back and purchasing an OEM lamp- since the lesser priced ones are known for being bad even right out of the box. The OEM lamp for your set can be purchased at the link below:

Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Do you need further assistance with this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
In 7 days when I get the new lamp and it doesn't work maybe
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

If it doesn't work, then we'll need a multi-meter and to test some voltages inside the set- beyond the lamp (most likely), is the ballast (next likely), or the power supply boards high voltage output to the ballast. These are all the common failure points in this set that cause this problem.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
New lamp did not work
Lamp light in front blinks 18 times then all three blink continuous
That help at all
I also ordered a ballast to try
What would be next?
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Different expert here. Looks like Aric has opted out. Do you still need help with the Samsung?