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SAMSUNG DLP 3 BLINKING LIGHTS OF DEATH

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], May 12, 2006.

  1. Guest

    I have a SAMSUNG DLP hln617w1x/xaa and its broke.

    Here is what has happened. First, I got the three blinking lights at
    power up, I looked in the manual and it said to replace the bulb, which
    I did.

    I got the new bulb replaced it and it worked for about another week.
    Again back to the same problem, 3 blinking lights. Funny enough, when
    i took the bulb out and put it back in it worked. When I power it down
    over night and turn it on the next day I have to take the bulb out and
    put it back in in order for the tv to power up. I know it makes not
    sense.

    I called Samsung and like everyone else, they are a joke. At that
    point I wished I had bought the service plan, but I am a cheap, so it
    looks like I am on my own.

    Did some research on the internet and people say to replace the
    ballast. So I replaced the ballast. It was too easy. GREAT my
    television worked for another week, then back to the blinking lights of
    death.

    So at this point I bought a new bulb, new ballast and still no working
    television.

    I took the back of my televison off (for the 1400000 time) and watched
    the television try to power up. I saw the ballast trying to "spark"
    but it looked like it was not "sparking" enough to get the lamp to
    fire.

    So I took the new ballast out and put the old one back in and it worked
    for 3 days and now it is back to the 3 blinking lights of death.

    Can anyone give me any advise on where to go from here?
     
  2. Dani

    Dani Guest

    The problem is not the lamp, or ballast, but could be a combination of
    one
    of them, & or the light engine. If it's the light engine, it's dumpster
    time. It's
    about $ 1,500.00 to $ 1,700.00 US dealer price. Get a Tech to check it
    so
    you don't waste any more money on it. Dani.
     
  3. Mike Berger

    Mike Berger Guest

    Just to point out that even with the service plan the technician
    would probably have done the same as you, and you'd still have the
    problem. They might even prefer to have you call every three weeks
    instead of fixing the actual problem.
     
  4. Art

    Art Guest

    FYI it also could be the DMD module, it feeds control information to the
    ballast. They have been known to cause intermittant power problems in these
    sets.
     
  5. Guest

    After messing with this TV all weekend I was able to get it back
    on..(again, for the next week) I think I may be having a problem with
    my power source. I have my power running into a monster cable power
    center. Anyway I turned off my Yamaha and the receiver and it started
    up again. I don't know how long this will last, as soon as I think I
    got it figured out it goes out again. Hey Art, could you fill me in on
    the DMD module? That is the first recommendation I heard about that.
    Thanks for all your post. I'll let you guys know what happens this
    next week with my TV. Seems to be an adventure every week.
     
  6. Guest

    Okay its broke again... Same thing.. Its not the AC power. Has to be
    something to do with the power in the television.. HELP. Can someone
    show me where to buy a part?
     
  7. Guest

    Okay, its broke again.. Well the theory about the AC power is shot..
    Has to be with the power in the television... Its trying to get the
    ballast to fire up but it just wont turn over and cut the lamp on.. Any
    suggestions?
     
  8. kip

    kip Guest

    You never fixed it ...What part do you need ?
     
  9. lsmartino

    lsmartino Guest

    ha escrito:
    Corroded or bad lamp socket?
     
  10. Art

    Art Guest

    Changing the ballast changes the lamp socket. Presume it is something that
    contols the lamp-ballast operational sequence. Time to get the service
    manual or ship it out to a service facility.
     
  11. lsmartino

    lsmartino Guest

    Art ha escrito:
    I didn´t knew the ballast had the socket included. Thanks for the
    clarification.
     
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