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Old 09-21-2010, 06:56 PM   #1
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Default Green Tint on RCA DLP

I have a RCA DLP 50". It is about 4 years old now, and I have had the lamp replaced about a year ago under warranty. Now my problem is that the screen has green tint to it after an hour or so of use. Sometimes it happens as soon as we turn the T.V. on, but most times it takes a little while. The green is bad, and makes it unwatchable. It happens on all inputs, PS3, (HDMI), and coax cable. Could this be the lamp? When my lamp went the first time, it just stopped, so I am guessing that isn't the problem, but kind of hoping it would be something simple.
Kind of hoping someone could steer me in the right direction. Any help would be most appreciated.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:37 PM   #2
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What model do you have? I have the RCA model in my signature in a game/exercise room now. It sounds like the color wheel could be sticking. FOr kicks, try unplugging the TV from power for an hour or so and see if that resets the TV. This works with electronics more often than you think.

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What model do you have? I have the RCA model in my signature in a game/exercise room now. It sounds like the color wheel could be sticking. FOr kicks, try unplugging the TV from power for an hour or so and see if that resets the TV. This works with electronics more often than you think.

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Thanks for the reply. My model is a M50WH72syx12. I bought it from Walmart about 4 years ago. I am going to unplug overnight tonight, and give it a shot tomorrow night. If the color wheel is sticking, any quick fixes for that, or do I need a new color wheel?
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You would have to replace the color wheel if it is sticking but you could try using canned air and blowing the wheel trying to make it spin but do this when cold and the lamp removed so the cold air doesn't burst the lamp.

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Bad advice, never use compressed air to blow dust off anything in a
dlp television. It can cause a lot of dust to settle on your mirrors, and
if you think the picture is bad now just wait. Pull out the lamp and see
if it looks like it is going bad. It should show some broken filaments,
or it could show a bulge in the center of the lamp. Google for the
tech menu on how to get into your tech menu, then use the
adjustment for the red color bar. Quick and easy. If its and old set
and you hear whining or noise, your color wheel could be going bad, and you need a new one. There are post all over the internet on how
to replace one step for step. Takes about an hour to hour and a half
to replace the CW.
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I said to blown on the color wheel to see if it spins, not inside the rest of the cabinet.
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